Paris Saint-Germain - Chelsea Betting Preview: Back Ibrahimovic to stamp his authority on crunch quarter-final

Jose Mourinho takes his side to Paris to face the French giants in the Champions League, with our tipster backing the hosts' imperious Swedish striker to get a goal
Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain meet in the Champions League quarter-final first leg in another heavyweight tie.

With the European competition hotting up after two legs already being played on Tuesday night, this game promises to live up to expectations as both sides are vying for their domestic titles, with the French outfit having a commanding lead in Ligue 1 and the Blues still in the hunt for the Premier League.

Chelsea come into this game after a disappointing result and performance on Saturday, however. Jose Mourinho's side lost 1-0 away to Crystal Palace, which has given the Blues a mountain to climb in order to secure the title.

Mourinho's men progressed through the last 16 of the Champions League by beating Galatasaray and, with Basel the only side to beat them in this year's competition, they will fancy their chances in this one. Paddy Power price them at 14/5 (3.80) to win.

The French side are in sensational form at the moment, though, winning their last nine games in a row. Laurent Blanc's side are running away with Ligue 1, 13 points ahead of second-placed Monaco.

The French side have made Parc des Princes a fortress in the Champions League in recent seasons, unbeaten at home in nine European matches despite having to face the likes of Barcelona, Benfica and Porto. Paddy Power price them as the favourites at 21/20 (2.05), with the same firm pricing the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

With Chelsea struggling away from home, picking up only one victory in their last six games, Paris Saint-Germain to win the first game seems to offer value at 21/20 (2.05), especially when you consider that they have won 11 of their last 12 Ligue 1 home matches.

However, it is the goalscorer market that stands out, with the visitors' Swedish star excelling in the Champions League this season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been outstanding in Europe this campaign, netting 10 goals in seven matches so far to put him right in contention for the golden boot.

When you consider that he has netted 47 goals in all competitions for PSG and Sweden since August, the price of 13/10 (2,30) for him to net anytime is too good to miss.

Zlatan Ibrhimovic to score anytime at 13/10 (2.30) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power

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