Chelsea v Benfica betting preview and tip

After their admirable one goal victory away at Benfica, Chelsea are in pole position to get thumped by Barcelona in the next round. But before that defeat awaits them there, they will need to wrap up victory here.

With home advantage, an away goal and the quarter-final almost in the bag, the pressure is on not to blow it. Benfica on the other hand have little to lose and know they have to boss the game.

Chelsea have enjoyed a fine spell of form since the change of manager, though sympathy to Villas-Boas who had a thankless task with arrogant pensioner mutiny in the ranks. Some of the players should have walked the plank instead of the manager being thrown overboard.

If you take a look at the website then you will see that tonight Chelsea are odds-on to win this game in the 90 minutes. It does not look great value when a draw is enough for them to go through to the semi-final. So the advise would be to lay Chelsea at the prevailing 1.7 odds and hope for a draw or Benfica victory.

Top online bookie Bet365 bets:
Chelsea 4/6, Draw 11/4, Benfica 9/2.

Chelsea are 10/1 in the Champions League betting to lift the trophy, and they would need to beat the red-hot 10/11 favourites Barcelona in the next round. I think I would want a fair bit bigger than tens at this stage.