Champions League Betting – Galatasaray V Chelsea

Manchester United mucked up their chance in Greece last night, and in doing so, they became the third English club to not even register a goal so far in this round of the Champions League.

Tonight Chelsea will be looking to buck that trend when they visit Turkey. Like Manchester United last night, Chelsea are just odds against favourites. Jose Mourinho’s team are a best price of 21/20 with Bet365 to win over 90 minutes tonight, Bet365 are also top price on the draw at 12/5.

If you fancy Galatasary to upset the odds, they are a best price of 16/5 with Boylesports. Galatasaray is no easy place to visit in Europe, as Juventus found out earlier this season. They have only lost twice in the league this season and are currently 4 points off the top, they beat Besiktas 1-0 last weekend to overtake them and claim 2nd place.

Their downfall seems to be that they are drawing to many games. So far their league record reads, played 22, won 12, drawn 8, and lost 2. This suggests they are a hard side to beat.

With this in mind, and the fact that Chelsea have now seemingly become a typical Mourinho side again (hard to beat, and able to grind out 1-0 victories), a low scoring tight game could be in store tonight?

If you fancy a couple of ironic bets instead, another 2-0 reversal for the English side (all 3 have lost 2-0 so far in the 1st legs of their Champions League ties) is a best price of 26/1 on Betfair’s betting exchange.

And after getting slagged off by Mourinho, Samuel Eto’o is 11/2 with Paddy Power to be first goalscorer, and is 12/5 on Betfair to be an any time goalscorer.