Galatasaray vs Chelsea by Kamlesh
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Anyways, Chelsea are the last English team that have a realistic chance of progressing to the next round and the encouraging thing about them is that they have the best defence in the league as well as in Champions League and most importantly, they have one of the best managers in the world in the name of Jose Mourinho.
However, Galatasaray are one of the best teams in Turkey and they are very strong at home. Nevertheless, in the Champions League, they were thrashed by Real Madrid in their own stadium by a score of 1-6. But they greatly improved from that defeat and they even managed to eliminate Juventus from the Champions League though the pitch was terrible on that day and the match should not have been played. Their performances in the Champions League have not been great but they have done well to reach this stage.
They have lost 3 matches till now in the European competition (against Real Madrid twice and once against Copenhagen) conceding 14 goals in the Champions League. Chelsea have lost twice against Basel but they have also greatly improved from that defeat (conceding only 3 goals in CL). Galatasaray midfielder Aydin Yilmaz (6/0) is expected to be out through injury.
With captain John Terry (25/3) back in the squad, Chelsea have found their defensive solidity once again as they kept a clean sheet in their last match against Everton. Their main concern, however, is their offensive power as Eto (17/6) and Torres (19/4) are out of form. Substitute midfielder Van Ginkel (2/0) is injured while Salah (2/0) and Matic (6/0) are not eligible to play in the Champions League for Chelsea.
I feel Chelsea have more quality than Galatasaray and Mourinho is a very shrewd and experienced manager (unlike Moyes) and he knows how to grind out results. I trust him to make the difference. However, the home support and atmosphere in the stadium of Galatasaray is terrific and anything can happen in this match but I strongly believe Chelsea will not lose this match. Besides, Mourinho has already worked with Drogba and Sneijder and I expect him to know about their weaknesses and strengths. Probable Score : 0-1
Chelsea Asian Handicap -0.25. If Chelsea win, the bet wins and if they draw, only half of the stake will be lost and half will be refunded.
|Chelsea AH -0.25||Sbobet||1.80||8||1-1 HALF LOST (-4 units)|
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