Champions League betting – Copenhagen vs Chelsea
Copenhagen vs Chelsea betting preview, odds and tips
FC Copenhagen progressed through the fairly tough group D in this season’s competition, finishing second behind Barcelona, to set up a knockout meeting against Chelsea. While the Blues finished top of group F after winning 5 of their 6 games and only conceded 4 goals. Chelsea have reached the semi-finals 5 times in the last 7 seasons but face a Copenhagen side in the last 16 for the first time.
Copenhagen might be going into the knockout stages of the competition for the first time but they are certainly no strangers to success. The Danish side has won the Superligaen the last two seasons and currently sits, top, unbeaten and 19 points clear of their nearest rivals. In spite of this FCK are still clear underdogs because of their lack of experience in the knockout stages and best priced at 5.5 with Stan James and others. Dame N’Doye has been prolific in the league so far this season with an impressive 13 goals from 18 games and the striker is looking good at 4.33 with Paddy Power to score at any time. Though it has been scoring goals were FCK have struggled in the competition this season, after netting just 7 in the group stage, they have scored the joint lowest all of qualifying teams.
Chelsea’s stuttering season continued on Saturday after they missed several good chances and went out on penalties at home to Everton in the FA Cup. This means they have now not won for 3 games and scored only 2 goals in the process. Fernando Torres can play in Denmark and the striker is showing good odds of 5.0 with Skybet to open the scoring on the night and get his first for his new club. It will be interesting to see whether Ancelotti continues with the 4-3-3 system that has stuttered in recent months and who, in fact, he selects from his 3 star strikers to start the game. After drawing their last 2 Chelsea may struggle for confidence against a Copenhagen team that haven’t lost at home this season in Europe and so a 1-1 draw is looking good odds of 7.5 with BlueSq. On the other hand if you feel Chelsea can overcome their recent poor form then a 2-0 away victory will get you good odds of 8.5 at Coral.
1-1 draw – 7.5 BlueSq
FC Copenhagen win – 5.5 Stan James
Dame N’Doye anytime goal scorer – 4.33 Paddy Power
Chelsea to score in first 10 minutes – 6.5 Skybet
Fernando Torres first goal scorer – 5.0 Skybet
By Sam Markham
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