Chelsea will take a valuable lead into their Champions League second leg in the Nou Camp, but we still don’t think it will be enough against Barcelona.
Chelsea are 6/1 from 8/1 with BetVictor for the Champions League with Barcelona even-money favourites and Real Madrid 11/4 and Bayern Munich 4/1.
Barcelona are 2/9 to win the second leg with Chelsea 12/1 and the draw 11/2.
Given the lack of an away goal, the 2/1 for Chelsea to qualify makes plenty of appeal, although Barca have never been at their best in the narrow confines of Stamford Bridge.
Didier Drogba was the man of the hour as far as Chelsea supporters are concerned but his histrionics did not go down very well with everyone.
The referee will have to make many difficult calls in the second leg and some will revolve around whether or not they allow the trainer onto the field to treat the Drog. We have a market and bet:
How many times will the Chelsea physio treat Didier Drogba on the pitch in the Nou Camp? (Drogba must start or bets void):
2 or more: 11/8
With the other semi-final also fascinatingly poised we are asking can you name the finalists next month and bet:
Barcelona v Real Madrid 11/8
Barcelona v Bayern 2/1
Chelsea v Real Madrid 4/1
Chelsea v Bayern 5/1
The Blues also have a vital league game this weekend against Arsenal, who are 1/8 to finish in the top four with Chelsea 7/4.
Roberto Di Matteo is sure to make changes from the side that played at Wembley and at Stamford Bridge for the Emirates, but they still look a big price at 14/5 to take all three points with Arsenal a shade of odds-on at 20/21 and the draw 11/4.
QPR are 8/11 to be relegated and with Blackburn (Norwich) and Bolton ( Swansea) facing winnable home games before their late kick off with Spurs, they will know where they stand in relation to the other clubs in fear of the drop.
Spurs, who badly need the points for their Champions League aspirations, are 10/11 favourites with Rangers 16/5 and the draw 27/10.
There is a fragility to Spurs that the Hoops can exploit and if they can cope with Bale I see no reason why Spurs won’t go the same way as Liverpool and Arsenal.
Fulham entertain the very much in-form Wigan after their near-fortnight break.
It should be a cracker and the hosts are a shade of odds-on at 9/10 with the draw at 13/5 and the Latics at 7/2.
The World Snooker Championships begins in Sheffield on Saturday and we at Betvictor are offering money back on losing bets in the outright market placed pre-event if Ronnie O’Sullivan lands a fourth title.
Judd Trump is our 9/2 favourite and I think he can go one better than last year when runner up to John Higgins.
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