Live on Skysports 2 & 4: Tue 19.45: Chelsea, at 4/5 (), aren’t great value as they travel to tricky FC Copenhagen.
Chelsea’s form at present won’t exactly inspire punters ahead of the Blues’ Champions League second round clash against FC Copenhagen and as Carlo Ancelotti’s troops haven’t scored a goal inside 90 minutes for three games in a row, they don’t appeal at a best price of 4/5 with to come out on top in the Parken Stadium.
The hosts have managed four wins and a draw in their five home matches in the competition so far and that stalemate came against Barcelona so they’re obviously no pushovers on their own patch and bookies appear to have underestimated them a touch here, Stan James quoting them at 9/2 to come out on top.
Of course, Chelsea are pretty tough to beat and they probably wouldn’t be despondent if the clash finished all square, a result Paddy Power price at 13/5. Subsequently, the draw is a distinct possibility in Denmark, where FC Copenhagen are a tempting 6/5 (Stan James) to avoid defeat.
Like the Blues, Real Madrid are odds-on to register an away win, 888Sport making them 17/20 to get the better of Lyon. The pair met in the knockout stages last season, the French side eliminating their Spanish opponents on that occasion but in terms of quality, the two have moved in opposite directions since.
Jose Mourinho’s charges have to be fancied then and it’s their defending that could be the key to success. Madrid managed five shut-outs in six group matches and have only conceded once – an own goal – in four domestic outings; with that in mind, better than their match quotes is 888Sport’s 6/4 for the visitors to keep a clean sheet.