Chelsea face Benfica in Amsterdam this evening and I’ve got a strong feeling that goals are going the menu in the Amsterdam Arena.
Rafa’s Blues have scored and conceded in their last 5 consecutive Europa League games, suggesting that their style of play is much more conducive to conceding as well as scoring in this competition.
Basel, Steaua Bucharest, Rubin Kazan and Sparta Prague have all managed to breach the Chelsea goal this term, and it’s highly likely that class outfit Benfica will score at least once against them.
Benfica are still involved in the fight to collect the Portuguese league title, they sit just 1 point behind leaders Porto with one game remaining. The fact that they’ve scored 74 goals in their domestic season so far goes some way to explaining what a potent force they are, and Chelsea are hardly looking watertight at the back these days.
Sky Bet are offering 8/11 that both teams score tonight, and that’s good enough for me.
Another game that looks good for goals tonight comes from the relegation group in the Scottish Premier League. It’s a dead rubber between Kilmarnock and Hibernian, but recent history tells us there should be some good goalmouth action.
The pressure is off for both sides, and with 15 goals being scored in the 4 meetings they’ve already had this season (once in the cup), and both teams scoring on each occasion, you’d have to imagine this game following a similar path.
Sky Bet are giving 4/6 about this game for both teams to score.
Benfica v Chelsea
Kilmarnock v Hibernian
Both teams to score double pays £28.90 to a £10 stake at Sky Bet