Chelsea v Sporting tips – be wary of backing qualified Blues
Jose Mourinho’s Blues are already into the last sixteen stage of the Champions League
December 9th, 2014
Diego Costa will start Wednesday’s match against Sporting although that is mainly because his manager wants him to get to 100% fitness levels after an injury-plagued campaign to date.
What is more telling is the fact that Eden Hazard and John Terry are among those players who have been rested this week, with an experimental Chelsea line-up set to face a Sporting side who need a point to qualify for the next stage.
You often get unusual results when it gets to the end of the group stage and teams are already qualified, with the visitors likely to be a whole lot more motivated for this contest.
Sporting are a 9/2 chance with bet365 to claim victory, with the Portuguese side coming into this match off the back of a 4-2 victory against Schalke before a 3-1 triumph against Maribor set them up for a potential berth in the last sixteen.
Perhaps the draw is the best play of all at 29/10 with Boylesports, with a point apiece suiting both teams, with Chelsea far from keen to lose any match and this is especially the case since losing at Newcastle on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the visitors will be happy to get over the line this way and we might see both teams lose motivation to score a goal during the end of the game.
Draw @ 29/10 with Boylesports