After the stunning 3-1 victory over Chelsea in the first leg, it’s no wonder PSG go to Stamford Bridge with 1.28 odds to qualify. William Hill has the same market for Chelsea at 3.25, which goes to show that the lucky goal Jose Mourinho can’t stop talking about made all the difference for PSG.
The visitors have confirmed that their main star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not play in the second leg due to a hamstring problem, and this should be good news for the home side who will try to score a quick goal that would give them advantage over PSG. One thing they seem to forget is that it wasn’t Ibrahimovic who scored the two PSG goals, which would put Lavezzi again as the front-runner for the goalscorer market.
Thiago Motta has warned his team not to be as complacent as Chelsea was in the first leg, as there are still 90 minutes to play and Chelsea will have their supporters backing them. In the meantime, Mourinho admitted his team doesn’t have quality strikers, which would make one wonder why is he insisting on not playing Schürrle, but fielding Torres in the second half, only to concede a goal two minutes after.
For the return leg, Chelsea will for sure mark the likes of Pastore and Lavezzi better, probably field Eto’ o, and hope John Terry keeps Petr Cech from conceding. William Hill has a Chelsea win at 1.83, a draw at 4.00 and a PSG win at 4.00. If you place a bet on the correct score and it ends in a goalless draw, William Hill will get you a refund in the form of a free bet. We are going with a coupled betting market for this, by putting 5 units on both teams to score and Chelsea to win with 4.20 odds from the same bookie.