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Bet on PSG vs Chelsea: Champions League DuelPublished February 17, 2015 by Sol FH
The first leg of the Champions League round of 16 gets underway tonight, as Paris Saint Germain play hosts to Chelsea live at 19:45 GMT.
Will PSG be able to outlast the best team in the premier league? Only time will tell but one thing is for sure...this is going to be one crazy match-up in Paris.
Jose Mourinho's Chelsea has been a bit sporadic as of late, winning their last two games after a draw with Manchester City on January 31 and a terrible loss that took them out of the FA Cup on January 24 against the Bantams. That has made odds-makers do a double take regarding the markets for tonight's game and it will be a big test for the Blues against PSG. Chelsea beat PSG in last year's Champions League Quarter Finals, with David Luis in a starring role. It is funny that Ruiz is now playing for the French squad and looks to win, but on the other side of the pitch.
PSG is one of the best teams in France. They are currently in 3rd place in Ligue 1 action, just two points behind league leaders Lyon and tied for points with second place Marseilles. PSG will be looking to win this first leg home match decisively, as they need to play at Stamford Bridge in the second leg. PSG has a number of excellent players on their side including the superb defensive talents of David Ruiz and Thiago Silva. Forwards are led by none other than Zlatan Ibrahimović, whose leadership qualities are world-renowned.
The Blues are arguably the best team in Europe right now. It is almost like every single position on the pitch is controlled by a star, and with Diego Costa back after suspension, their roster is deeper than ever. Chelsea are in first place in the Premier League right now, seven points ahead of Man. City, but they will need all hands on deck for tonight, as their luck in France has not always been positive.
Champions League Props
It may be surprising to many punters but Chelsea are the outright underdogs for tonight at 2.87, only behind PSG by 0.17 (2.70). bet365 Sports has dozens of Champions League props for punters including Correct Score, Over/Under, Team Props, Score Props, Player Props and much more.