Champions League betting preview: Chelsea v Benfica
Chelsea host Benfica in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg, with the winner of the tie set to face Barcelona in the semi-finals.
The Blues netted a valuable away goal in Portugal last week and will be looking to build on that 1-0 advantage in securing a place in the last four of the competition.
The Stamford Bridge side could welcome back defender David Luiz, midfielder Raul Meireles and striker Didier Drogba, with all three training ahead of the fixture following respective ankle, knee and foot injuries.
Bet365 make Chelsea 8/11 favourites to win the match on the night, with Benfica available at 4/1. The draw is offered at 13/5.
Chelsea are 1/7 to progress to the semi-finals, with Benfica priced at 9/2 to claim a last four spot.
Chelsea strike trio Daniel Sturridge, Fernando Torres and Drogba are 9/2 joint favourites to score the first goal, followed by teammates Frank Lampard and Juan Mata at 6/1. The shortest-priced Benfica player is striker Oscar Cardozo at 7/1.