The action continues tonight in Europe’s premier soccer competition, the UEFA Champions League, with English club Chelsea travelling to Italy to take on Juventus while Liverpool host nine-time winners Real Madrid.
Chelsea hold a one goal advantage following their narrow victory at home late last month in the first leg of this mouth watering match-up but Juventus, currently coached by former Stamford Bridge boss Claudio Ranieri, are narrow favourites going into tonight’s rematch.
Online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com lists Juventus at odds of 5/4 to win tonight followed by SportingBet.com with 27/20. A little longer, ToteSport.com, SkyBet.com and StanJames.com are giving ‘I Bianconeri’ at 11/8 while WilliamHill.com and ExtraBet.com show 7/5.
Chelsea lost out to Manchester United in last year’s final and will be looking to go one step further under new manager Guus Hiddink. The London team is currently listed at odds of 8/5 by WilliamHill.com followed by 7/4 from ToteSport.com. SportingBet.com is offering Chelsea at 37/20 to win in Turin followed by BlueSq.com, 888Sport.com and ExtraBet.com with 15/8. Expekt.com and BoyleSports.com list ‘The Blues’ at 19/10 while most other online bookies including SkyBet.com, Ladbrokes.com, Coral.co.uk, Bet365.com and BetFred.com are showing 2/1.
A draw would be enough to see Chelsea progress to the final eight in the competition with Ladbrokes.com offering the best odds on this eventuality at 15/8. Expekt.com is listing a tie at 2/1 alongside BetFred.com, ToteSport.com and Coral.co.uk while 888Sport.com, StanJames.com, WilliamHill.com, ExtraBet.com, PaddyPower.com, BlueSq.com and Bet365.com show 21/10.
Liverpool have won the Champions League five times, more than any other UK club, and also hold a one goal advantage as they host Spanish giants Real Madrid.
‘The Reds’ are favourites to win with Ladbrokes.com, Bet365.om and ExtraBet.com offering odds of 5/4. BoyleSports.com is showing 23/20 followed by ToteSport.com, SportingBet.com, SkyBet.com, StanJames.com and Coral.co.uk with 6/5.
The best odds on a Madrid victory at Anfield are available from SportingBet.com at 2/1 while Ladbrokes.com and ExtraBet.com are listing the same for a draw.