Chelsea v FC Copenhagen Odds
2nd Leg - Stamford Bridge - Wed 16th Mar 2011
Chelsea look to have taken an unasailable lead in this last sixteen fixture with FC Copenhagen. A goal in each half from Nicola Anelka leave Carlo Ancelotti's side as short as 1/100 to qualify for the Champions League quarter finals.
Chelsea have been drawn against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League last sixteen draw. Carlo Ancellotti's side qualified for the knockout stages with relative ease, losing just the one match against Marseille when they had already qualified for the last sixteen. The London club got knocked out of the competition at this stage last season to an Inter Milan side who went on to lift the Champions League. Before that, Chelsea had reached the semi-finals on five of the last seven occassions and will be long odds on to beat their Danish opponents.
FC Copenhagen are this season's surprise package in the Champions League, having qualifed as Group D runners-up behind Barcelona. The Danes managed to see off Champions League regulars Panathinaikos and Rubin Kazan to defy the odds and qualify from the group. They become the first Danish club side to make it out of the Champions League group stages.
Chelsea v Copenhagen 2nd Leg Betting
The bookmakers have made Chelsea the long odds on favourites to progress to the quarter-finals and third favourites to win the competition for the first time in the club's history.
1st Leg - Parken Copenhagen - Tue 22nd Feb 2011
|FC COPENHAGEN||0 - 2||CHELSEA|
|(0) - (1)||Anelka '17, '54|
|Ref: B Kuipers (NED)|
Chelsea had a 100% record going in to Matchday 6 but lost away to Group F runners-up Marseille to spoil the run of results. Carlo Ancelotti has won this trophy before as a manager and a player with AC Milan and saw his side score fourteen goals and conced only four in the six group matches.
FC Copenhagen Form
FC Copenhagen were 200/1 shots to win the Champions League prior to qualifying as runners-up behind Barcelona in Group D. The Danes can thank wins against Panathinaikos and Rubin Kazan as well as a 1-1 draw at home to tournament favourites Barcelona as to why they finished second.