Chelsea welcome Paris Saint-Germain to the Stamford Bridge for their Champions League quarter-final second leg clash on Tuesday night.
The Blues have a mountain to climb in this fixture against the French team having lost the first leg 3-1 at the Parce des Princes last week and they must win by at least two unreplied goals to book a place in the semi final.
Jose Mourinho’s men come into this encounter with a morale boosting 3-0 defeat of Stoke City in the English Premiership and they hope to replicate this form if they hope to stay in contention for this season’s trophy. Ladbrokes back them at 5/6 (1.83) to win on Tuesday night. The hosts boast of 15 victories of their last 17 outings at home.
For PSG to edge past their hosts in this game, they must keep thing tight in their defence and they can be backed at 10/3 (4.33) to grab an away win, with the same firm pricing the draw at 13/5 (3.60).
The French team triumphed 3-0 over Reims to make it 11 victories on the spin and they will be hoping for a repeat performance at the Bridge having secured the Ligue 1 title. Ladbrokes offer them at 2/7 (1.28) to qualify for the next round.
Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o who picked up a hamstring injury in the 6-0 Premier League demolition of Arsenal on March 22 is expected to return back to the starting line up having missed three of last Chelsea’s game.
His goals will be key to get his team to the next round and having scored three goals in his last three Champions League matches at Stamford Bridge, he is a 11/2 (6.50) play with Ladbrokes to net first and 7/1 (8.00) to score more than two goals.
Javier Pastore’s goal gave Laurent Blanc's side some breathing space in the first leg and he can be backed at 10/1 (11.00) to score the last goal of the encounter – an odd he shares with teammate Jeremy Menez.
PSG have lost just one of their four Champions League matches away from home this season, and they’ve never failed to get on the scoresheet—scoring 10 goals during their fruitful spell across Europe and with Chelsea boasting of four goals in their last two games, backing both teams to score at 3/4 (1.75) is a worth backing.
Punters seeking a value bet from this cracker should back the west Londoners to win both halves of the encounter at 18/5 (4.60). Though it looks like a near impossible task, it is achievable for the Blues that will be hoping to be ruthless against Blanc’s side.