FOOTBALL BETTING: Live On Sky Sports 2: Tue 19:45 Jose Mourinho returns to Chelsea leading 2-1 from the first leg of this Champions League tie but we fancy the home side to prevail.
Betrescue.com‘s Chris Hutcheon previews tonight’s action.
“Everybody knows Mourinho doesn’t lose at Stamford Bridge,” said the ‘Special One’ in the build up to the second leg of his Inter side’s Champions League tie against Chelsea, and the outspoken Portuguese coach has point given that he didn’t lose a single Premiership home game in his three years as Blues manager.
Nevertheless, Mourinho could be about to suffer a rare defeat at his old stamping ground, because Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea are the value call to qualify at 8/11 with William Hill, despite having a 2-1 deficit to overturn.
Obviously the Blues need to win to progress and they’re 8/13 at Ladbrokes to do just that and a 1-0 scoreline, priced by Victor Chandler at 6/1, would be enough to put the hosts into the last eight via the away goals rule.
However, this clash should prove to be a touch more exciting than that and like the first leg, it could be set to produce more than 2.5 goals (evens, Totesport).
The Italian champions can also cause Chelsea something of a headache by getting on the scoresheet and cancelling out the Blues’ away goal in the San Siro, so Betfred’s evens for both teams to find the net looks a safe bet while the ambitious can back Ancelotti’s charges at 14/1 with 888Sport to register a 3-1 success.
Finally, in the Premiership, Wigan followed up their morale-boosting victory over Liverpool by suffering a 4-0 mauling at Bolton at the weekend and Betdaq’s 5/4 for the Latics to lose again as they host Aston Villa is bound to be popular. However, back on home soil, Roberto Martinez’s men can rally once more and a tentative wager on them at 23/10 with Paddy Power to land a share of the spoils is worth considering.
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