Chelsea made it through to the Champions League semi final and William Hill make them 8/1 to win the tournament. The bad news for all Blues fans is that they have to face defending champions, Barcelona, in the semis and Hills are offering 7/4 that they manage just one goal over the two legs with star striker Fernando Torres 2/7 to fail to find the net against the Catalan giants. Roberto Di Matteo has only tasted defeat once as Chelsea boss and he is 2/1 to get the managers position on a permanent basis.
Hills make Chelsea 7/2 to qualify for the final with Barcelona 1/6, while in the other semi final, Real Madrid are 1/2 to qualify for the final (Bayern are 6/4). The game that most neutrals would love to see is the Madrid/Barcelona final and Hills make that outcome 3/4 to happen.
“Barcelona have been favourites all the way through this year’s Champions League and we do not think our punters will desert the Catalans now ,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.
Frank Lampard scored the decisive second goal across the tie and Hills make him 6/4 to start Englands first Euro 2012 match.
TO WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: (Hills bet): 5/6 Barcelona, 5/2 Real Madrid; 5/1 Munich; 8/1 Chelsea win only
TOTAL CHELSEA GOALS BOTH LEGS
Three or more 5/2
WILL TORRES SCORE V BARCELONA (MUST START FIRST LEG)
ROBERTO DI MATTEO CHELSEA MANAGER AT START OF NEXT START NEXT SEASON 2/1
TO QUALIFY BARCA 1/6, CHELSEA 7/2
TO QUALIFY REAL MADRID 1/2, MUNICH 6/4
ALL SPANISH FINAL – 3/4
FRANK LAMPARD TO START ENGLANDS FIRST GAME AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: 6/4 yes; 1/2 no
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