After giving Drogba a ticket that leads out of the Champions League, Jose Mourinho is looking forward to do the same thing to one of his former players at Inter, PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Mourinho as always has stated that his side are the underdogs and that there isn’t one team he would have preferred to meet as the best teams are already there.
William Hill gives PSG the advantage in the first leg against Chelsea by offering them 2.00 odds of winning, while the same market for Chelsea is at 3.30. The difference between PSG and Galatasaray is that despite the fact that Zaltan is their main star, they also have Cavani for goals and Silva in the defense. The two teams met previously in the 2004/2005 Champions League groups, and Chelsea won with 3-0 after goals from Drogba and John Terry.
PSG have played seven matches so far with English teams, and managed to win only one in 1997 against Liverpool. To their credit they have been unbeaten for 28 matches in Europe so far and they have only one doubtful player, as Van der Wiel might not recover in time from his knee problem. Chelsea have two players who might miss the first leg, as Cole and Eto’o have had some small injury scares.
In their respective domestic leagues, PSG stay comfortable in the first place with more than 10 points advance over Monaco, and Chelsea are struggling to get rid not only of Liverpool but also of Manchester City. Both teams have 1.83 odds to qualify and PSG to score in both halves is at 3.40, while Chelsea in the same market is at 5.50. We are going to bet 8 units on both teams to score at 2.00 with William Hill.
PSG: Team’s Formation
Chelsea London: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Both teams to score, odds from William Hill