Who Wants It More? Chelsea vs PSG – Champions League Last 16Published March 9, 2016 by Sol FH
The blues host Les Parisiens at Stamford Bridge tonight at 19:45 GMT, as both teams eye place in Quarterfinal.
Guus Hiddink has asked that his squad win tonight’s match. After a disappointing loss in the first leg 2-1, Chelsea are still in the running, as their one away goal means a 1-0 win tonight will ensure their spot in the next round. Hiddink is confident that his side will prevail, with the way players like Costa scoring numerous goals recently, but Chelsea will not be back in the Champions League next year without winning the entire tournament. The pressure is on.
Chelsea Team News
John Terry will not be back on the roster, still recovering from his “minor” hamstring injury, but Hiddink will have Pedro back, while Kurt Zouma and Radamel Falcao are still not available. Chelsea’s injury list should not bother their starting squad, which will probably resemble the first leg match-up. The Blues have played much better under Hiddink lately and talk was positive this whole week about their chances to win tonight.
PSG Team News
PSG could be in rough shape if its two key players, Marco Verratti (doubtful) and Blaise Matuidi (probable) are not able to play tonight. Missing either of those players would greatly improve Chelsea’s chances of winning, but PSG has been known to play up the injuries of players until game time.
Chelsea’s chances are very good tonight, as they have only been shutout at home once this season. PSG on the other hand, roll into tonight’s match as the slightest of favorites, and they have not scored away goals only twice all season.
Champions League Betting Markets
Even with the home-pitch advantage, Chelsea must win from the underdog position, as according to bet365 Sports they are at 2.90, while the Parisians are at 2.60. Too close to call? A draw is 3.40, and there are many additional odds that could earn punters lucrative cash. Method of qualification is paying out at 34.00 for a penalty shootout finish, while an extra time win by Chelsea is 29.00 and 26.00 for PSG.
Risk-free In-play Bet
For tonight's match, punters can get a risk-free in-play bet at bet365 Sports - place a pre-match bet before kick-off and in-play bet after the game kicks off; if your first in-play bet loses, you'll be refunded the biggest pre-match bet (up to $50 currency equivalent). First bet on the slip will count as the risk-free one if there's more than one in-play selection.