Why are Premier League strugglers Chelsea only even money to beat Porto with BetBright – what have they done to justify those prices?
Well let me tell what they’ve done: they’ve lost at home to Bournemouth, Southampton and Crystal Palace, that’s why they’ve done. If you are contemplating taking the even money, well you are doing this betting malarkey all wrong.
I know that the Premier League champions have saved their best for this competition scoring 11 goals in the five group matches, but up against a side that need a win to make it through to the knock-out stages, this is a lot closer than those odds suggest.
Jose Mourino’s side have really struggled in recent weeks when teams have come to Stamford Bridge and had a right go at them; the two times European champions won’t sit back in this must win match at any stage.
Porto are 31/10 with BetBright and that is far too big a price; admittedly they were awful in their last Champion League match losing their long unbeaten home record against Dynamo Kiev 2-0, but since that demoralising defeat they’ve showed great character bouncing back with three successive victories.
Luis Castro’s side are unbeaten domestically this season and even though the Portuguese league is nowhere near as strong as the Premier League, the morale in the two camps, well it just couldn’t be more different ahead of this vital clash.
I really can’t see Chelsea managing a clean sheet and with the visitors having to go all-out for the win an entertaining clash looks on the cards.
Both teams to score at 10/11 with BetBright is one for the midweek BTTS accumulators.
A defeat for the Blues will see them dumped out of the Champions League and it will certainly spell the end for The “not so” Special One’s second reign at Stamford Bridge.
How ironic it would be that the final nail in his coffin could be from a side that he guided to Champions League success back in 2004 and that really is a possibility.
I’m taking the Portuguese champions to do the business and to do it by a 2-1 margin which is massive at 47/4 with Betbright. The fear of coming to Stamford Bridge has gone and most clubs relish the opportunity now.
The Blues haven’t scored in their last two matches since Mourinho dropped Spanish international Diego Costa and it will be very interesting to see if he’s recalled for the biggest match of the season so far – BetBright make him 9/2 to open the scoring.
If he is recalled, I believe that strengthens the case for the visitors as with so much at stake for both sides this really has the potential to boil over and it’s more likely to see him heading for an early bath than celebrating an early goal.
Both Teams To Score @ 10/11
Porto To Win @ 31/10
Correct Score Porto 2-1 @ 47/4
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