Zlatan to give PSG the edge over Chelsea in Paris?
The Parc des Princes hosts a massive match this evening and two of Europe’s top spending clubs go head to head for a slender advantage for the second leg at Stamford Bridge next week, but what will be the difference between the two sides? For me it is the fact that PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored ten times himself in this competition so far, with his team mates adding another 12 goals, while Chelsea have scored just 15 goals in total with their top scorers being Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o with three goals each.
GR88.com believe that this will be the difference too as they favour a home win this evening in the French capital.
PSG – 1.98
Draw – 3.10
Chelsea – 3.85
(All odds provided by GR88.com are accurate as of today and subject to change).
Not only do PSG have a more in-form striker and have scored more goals than their guests tonight, they have a fantastic record in front of their own fans at the Parc des Princes too. They have won each of their last five home games and have conceded just a single goal in this time, while they have lost just once in 22 games on home soil this season. They have kept clean sheets in more than half of these 22 matches, so they will be certainly confident of keeping out a relatively goal shy Chelsea side while their Swedish striker conducts his magic up front.
Chelsea will not be particularly confident coming into this match, to be totally honest, as they could manage just a 1-1 draw with Turkish side Galatasaray in the last 16 stage of the Champions League away from home and they won just one of their last six away games in all competitions. Most worryingly is the fact that they have failed to score in either of their last two away games as they were beaten by Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
If Chelsea could not defeat these bottom half sides from the English league, how will they fare against a side currently top of the French Ligue 1 with a 13 point lead? I feel that Chelsea are lacking, especially up front, with their two top scorers in the Champions League in Torres and Eto’o having a combined total of just more than half of Zlatan’s goals so far and the smart money in this PSG v Chelsea game is going on the home win tonight.
Back PSG to beat Chelsea at Parc des Princes tonight @ 1.98 with GR88.com.