April 7, 2014

Chelsea Champions League Betting Tips

Champions League bettingMark Rawlinson

The semi-final line-up of this year’s Champions League will be decided by the end of this week and both Chelsea and Manchester United will hope to ensure there is English involvement in the final four.

Chelsea v PSG Betting Tips

Chelsea have got it all to do to overturn a 3-1 deficit against French champions PSG if they’re to make it through to the semis.

The 2008 champions would’ve probably been fairly happy with a 2-1 defeat in Paris last Wednesday but Javier Pastore’s superb solo effort in stoppage time makes their task that much harder on Tuesday night.

A 2-0 win would be enough to see Jose Mourinho’s side through on away goals but you get the feeling if Chelsea concede on the night, they have very little chance of progressing.

Samuel Eto’o is set for a return for the Blues after missing the last three matches with a hamstring injury whilst Andre Schurrle should also be fit despite being substituted in Saturday’s win over Stoke. Ramires is suspended whilst Nemanja Matic is cup-tied.

Chelsea are boosted with the news that PSG talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not feature after he went off injured in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Reims.

Chelsea are 17/20 favourites with William Hill to win on the night whilst PSG are best priced to win the second leg with Bet 365 at 15/4.

PSG are 2/7 favourites to qualify for the semis with Ladbrokes whilst Coral price Chelsea at 3/1 on making it through.

Catch the action live on ITV1 from 7:45pm.

Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Betting Tips

Borussia Dortmund will be hoping to restore some pride following their 3-0 first leg defeat to Real Madrid last week.

The Germans prevailed 4-3 on aggregate when the sides last met in the semi-finals of the competition last season, recording a 4-1 win in the home leg.

However, they’re priced at long odds to even win the second leg, with William Hill offering a decent punt at 23/10.

There seems no stopping Real at the moment though, who have scored 12 goals in their last three games without conceding and they are 5/4 favourites with Paddy Power.

Watch this one on Sky Sports 1 from 7:45pm.

Bayern Munich v Manchester United Betting Tips

Manchester United escaped their first leg encounter with this season’s Bundesliga champions with a 1-1 draw and they’ll probably fancy their chances of causing an upset and reach the semi-finals of the competition.

I say that because since wrapping up the league title, they’ve failed to win, with draws against United and Hoffenheim, before losing their 53-game unbeaten record when they were beaten by Ausburg on Saturday.

Moyes’s men also come off the back of their 4-0 hammering of Newcastle at the weekend but will have to produce and even stronger performance if they’re to make it through to the semis for the first time since 2011.

Wayne Rooney, Patrece Evra and Rafael should be available for the match but Robin van Persie and Jonny Evans both remain sidelined with injuries.

Despite their blip, Bayern are big favourites with the bookies and are 2/7 favourites with Paddy Power whilst Bet Victor offer the best price on a United win at 12/1.

The match is live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:45pm on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Betting Tips

The other quarter-final on Wednesday is just as interesting as Atletico look to cause an upset and knock fellow Spanish side Barcelona out of Europe.

The pair are locked at 1-1 after the first leg, a score which you think would put Atletico in the driving seat ahead of the second leg meeting at the Vicente Calderon.

As I predicted last week, this game ended in a draw, as had their previous three meetings in league action. My BET OF THE DAY is this game ending in a draw again, with Bet 365 pricing that at 13/5.

I’m quite surprised Barca are being priced as 5/4 favourites with Paddy Power, and would favour a Atletico win at 12/5 with Bet Victor.

Watch this one on Sky Sports 4 from 7:45pm.

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