Chelsea have one of the best goalkeepers in the world and a reliable defence but in recent matches clean sheets have been hard to come by and they have conceded at least one goal in four of their last five fixtures. Shutting out Roma in the Champions League this evening looks beyond them so the standout bet is both teams to score at Stamford Bridge. You can back that outcome at 21/20 with Ladbrokes.
The home side should find the net and pick up one point at least. Chelsea have made a great start to their Champions League campaign with two wins and another victory tonight would put them in great shape to qualify for the knockout stages. Things are not going so well in the Premier League because Chelsea have lost their last two fixtures but an injury situation is improving and they can avoid defeat tonight.
Manchester United beat Benfica 4-1 in the final of the European Cup in 1968. They thus became the first English side to be champions of Europe and have since twice won today’s equivalent, the Champions League. The teams meet in a group fixture in Portugal this evening and a DRAW (11/4 with bet365) is the most likely outcome. English clubs are becoming competitive in Europe again and the five sides in the Champions League could all come through this week’s matches without defeat.
The richest race meeting in Britain and Ireland is the jumps fixture at Punchestown and the highlight is an intriguing conditions hurdle at 2.35pm. Campeador is the favourite but the price is too short for a horse that has fallen on his last two starts. On ratings there is little to choose between Campeador and THE GAME CHANGER but the latter has a rider’s allowance of seven pounds. The horse is well treated over hurdles and looks a decent bet to win the race at 10/3 with William Hill.
You can’t keep a good man down and Sam Allardyce is the favourite to be the new manager of Leicester. He keeps threatening to retire but possibly feels there is unfinished business. Maybe he still resents being the only manager of England with a 100% win record which in theory should make him proud!