Chelsea Even Money to make Final
Chelsea secured the goalless draw they set out to achieve away to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night, however, they remain second favourites to reach the Champions League final with some bookmakers.
Jose Mourinho set his team out in an extremely negative fashion with the sole purpose of picking up a 0-0 draw at the Vicente Calderon, which the Blues duly managed. The Portuguese clearly thinks this gives his side the best chance of progression by claiming victory at Stamford Bridge.
The bookies do not necessarily agree, though, and Chelsea are a best price of EVENS with Paddy Power to make it into the final whilst Atleti are marginally shorter at 10/11 with Bet365.
It is a slightly bizarre situation with the bookmakers because the Spaniards may be favourites to qualify from the tie but it is Chelsea who are favourites to win the game. The Premier League side are just 13/10 with Sky Bet to be victorious on the night of April 30 with the La Liga outfit behind at 12/5 with Bet Victor.
This tight, edgy situation appears to be one that Mourinho thrives upon and, having completed the first half of his plan to tame Atletico, his side look the better bet to progress.
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