The Champions League quarterfinals begin on Tuesday and, by far, the biggest match is the Chelsea vs. Manchester United match pitting 2 elite teams from the England Premier League.
It looks as if Chelsea will not catch Man U in the EPL being 11 points behind them in the league standings, but $SPORTSBOOK-LINKK$ has them favored in this match. Chelsea would love to get some revenge against Man U since they lost to them on penalties in the 2008 Champions League finals.
Chelsea beat Manchester United in their last match at Samford Bridge. Sportsbook.ag has odds for the HUGE Chelsea vs. Man U match.
Manchester United 3.20
Over/Under 2.5 goals (Over 2.20 / Under 1.60)
Chelsea has not lost to Manchester United at home since the 2002 season, but Man U has a stellar away record in the Champions League in the past few seasons only losing 1 of 21 matches away from home in their last 22.
The big question is can the Chelsea defense stop the Man U offense that has scored the most goals in the EPL this season? Wayne Rooney had a hat trick for Man U over the weekend and he and Antonio Valencia, Dimitar Berbatov Ryan Giggs, and Javier Hernandez will be hard to stop.
The Chelsea back line D has to keep the Man U attackers off the wings, as that is how the Red Devils score most of their goals.
Manchester United may have to count on their offense since the defenders of Rio Ferdinand John O'Shea, Rafael da Silva and Wes Brown are all injured and will likely not play. However, the offense will be facing Chelsea G Petr Cech, who has played well this season and has 3 clean sheets in the Blues last 3 matches.
Fernando Torres has not scored since coming over in a record transfer from Liverpool and Frank Lampard has struggled on offense and Chelsea will need a good game from their midfield and especially from striker Didier Drogba.
Don't count on a high scoring match from these 2 rivals, especially in the first leg of this quarterfinals draw.
Here are the other 3 quarterfinals matches this week and their odds at Sportsbook.ag
Inter Milan 1.65
Schalke 04 5.00
Over/Under 2.5 goals (Over 1.95 / Under 1.75)
Real Madrid 1.35
Over/Under 2.5 goals (Over 1.65 / Under 2.10)
Shakhtar Donetsk 12.00
Over/Under 2.5 goals (Over 1.45 / Under 2.50)