Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he wanted to be reunited with former Blues legend Didier Drogba and he got his wish when his side drew Galatasaray in the last 16 of the Champions League. Read on for our betting preview with live odds comparison and the best betting tips for this intriguing clash in Europe.

Chelsea are clear favourites, both to progress to the Champions League quarters and also to win in Turkey. The bookmakers offer those betting on a Chelsea win odds of just 21/20 whilst Galatasaray backers will get 16/5 with William Hill and the draw is on offer at odds of 5/2 with Bwin.

Chelsea are starting to find top gear as Mourinho’s reshaping starts to reap results. Eden Hazard and Willian have been performing extremely well over the winter whilst the defence has stepped up and is starting to keep clean sheets. The battle between John Terry and Drogba is sure to be fierce but we fancy Chelsea will have enough midfield control to nullify Galatasaray’s various attacking options.

Betting on Chelsea to win to nil is worth a pop at long odds of around 12/5 whilst those playing it safe should bet on under 2.5 goals in a game where Mourinho is sure to send his team out intent on avoiding defeat. As with many first leg Champions League games we expect a cagey affair and 1-0 to Chelsea may also be worth a bet at long odds.


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