Live Betting: Chelsea v. BaselPublished September 18, 2013 by OCR Editor
Chelsea v. Basel, Stamford Bridge, 745pm local time.
Jose Mourinho's Chelsea stumbled against Everton in the English Premier League last week, but they will have to make a quick recovery if they are to overcome their first test in the UEFA Champions League group stage - a home encounter against Swiss Super League title-holders FC Basel.
Chelsea will have to be more accurate and more creative in their attacking half if they are to perform better on Wednesday. Only six of their 22 attempts at goal were on target in the loss at Everton's Goodison Park, despite the Blues having 56 percent of the overall possession.
Murat Yakin's Basel are no easy beats. They are best known in England for knocking Manchester United out of contention for the round of 16 in the 2011-12 Champions League. They have a number of stars, most notably forward Marco Streller, who has been capped 37 times for the Swiss national team.
The London club is unsurprisingly a strong favorite in William Hill's pre-match betting, quoting odds of 1/3, as compared to Basel, 8/1, and a draw, 4/1. Fernando Torres (7/2 for first goal, 20/1 for hat-trick) leads the Chelsea goal scorer markets, while Streller (11/1 to open the scoring) leads the Basel candidates.
Hill's popular Bore Draw Money Back Offer applies to this game: if the match finishes in a nil-nil draw, the online sportsbook will refund all single Correct Score and Double Result bets as a free bet.
As usual, Hill is delivering in-play betting on Chelsea-Basel and the seven other Champions League matches taking place across Europe tonight. Just log in to your account and click on In-Play Betting to access the latest odds as the players compete on the pitch.