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OLBG Tipsters Opposing Chelsea In Champions League Tie Against Napoli
Tuesday 21 February 2012 at 10:04
Napoli have already beaten one English side on Italian soil and OLBG Tipsters are predicting déjà vu on Tuesday night as Chelsea go to Napoli in search of a strong first leg result. Chelsea’s last win on Italian soil came back in 2003 against Lazio and Andre Villas-Boas will need to improve that record if he is to keep his job at Stamford Bridge this season.
Punters And Tipsters Pile Into Napoli
Napoli are the favourites to win this game and it’s easy to see why if you’ve been watching them play this season. Napoli have been well tipped up in the OLBG Tipster Competition at 7/5 with Paddy Power and William Hill with 70.3% of tipsters currently siding with the home side to take a lead into the second leg. One of those tipsters who has backed the Italians is ebookconverter:
“Chelsea are falling apart. They continue to slowly slip down the table in the Premiership and are 5th. They can only now hope to remain in the Champions League places for next year. Another poor effort against Championship side Birmingham at the weekend, on the back of a defeat at Everton, shows just how bad Chelsea are and they have to go back to last season for a Champions League away victory.
Napoli have got back on track in the Serie A after a little wobbly and have won their last two, while in the Champions League their only loss has come away, to Bayern Munich 2-3.
A 2-1 victory at home to Man City gives a great comparison to the match against Chelsea, and why in the world they are as big as 7/5 astounds me. This is a great bet, and it's a must-have for me.”
Edinson Cavani Looks Great Value To Open The Scoring Tonight
The next best result according to the OLBG Tipsters is a Chelsea win although things are very close between that outcome and the draw. Chelsea (12/5 with Stan James) have attracted 15.9% of tips whilst the draw (9/4 with BetVictor) has been tipped up by 13.8% of members. The correct score has been the second most popular market on this match and the most popular outcomes in that market have been Napoli to win 2-1 or the game to be 0-0. Both selections have been backed by 21.7% of tipsters at the time of writing and the former bet is available at a bigger price of 10/1 with Ladbrokes whilst a goalless draw can be backed at 17/2 with Stan James. Another popular market on this match has been the first goalscorer betting and Napoli’s Edinson Cavani has been very popular here attracting 60% of the tips all by himself at odds of 11/2 with Paddy Power and SkyBet and one tipster who thinks that is a strong bet is SmoggyFever:
“Can't really complain about the price here, given how prolific Cavani has been this season. From 22 league games he has piled up a tally of 15 goals, and having seen some of the strikes, plus the ones from the group stage of the champions league, he looks set for more goals against a Chelsea side who just look so out of sorts its crazy.
Along with Arsenal they just cannot get it going, and it doesn't help that their only goal threat is Daniel Sturridge. I reckon Napoli are going to make all the running here, and at 11/2 it's a fair price because of the fact that he not only finishes great with his feet but is a towering presence in the box also.”
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