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Europa League match Prediction: PAOK vs Chelsea

Bright Okafor

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The Greek side will welcome Chelsea after seeing a breathtaking come back against OFI Crete with a 1:3 victory last week in their domestic league.

Razvan Lucescu’s men were knocked out of the Champions League qualifier in a defeat against Benfica which made them slip to the Europa League.

Now they will face a greater test as they encounter 2013 Europa League winners, Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri’s men are acclimatizing to his style, which has wrought brightly with 5 straight wins out of 5 in the English Premier League.

We expect Sarri to rotate his squad as he gives new players the prospect to show why they should be selected, we are expecting Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen at the back. Victor Moses is also available on our watch so we believe everyone will have to work hard to prove a point.

While PAOK have scored in 12 of their last home games, Chelsea are yet playing without scoring when playing away under Sarri.

We expect the underdogs, PAOK to bring in their best players on the pitch, perhaps the in-form left-winger Biseswar who provided the equalizer last week will set himself in the predicted 4:2:3:1 formation by his manager, while Sarri would bring in Hudson-Odoi to form a triumvirate with Alvaro Morata and Victor Moses in his traditional 4:3:3 formation.

We expect goals in this match.

Prediction: Both Teams will Score

Probable score: 1:2

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Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.