Chelsea v Steaua Bucuresti Preview – Chelsea Favourites to go Through

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Chelsea v Steaua Bucuresti Preview UEFA Europa League Stamford Bridge, London Thursday 14 March, 2013 Kick-off 21:05 GMT Chelsea go into the second leg of their last 16 Europa League tie with Steaua Bucuresti, as Europa League betting online football favourites looking to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit.

Chelsea Preview

Chelsea go into this game full of confidence having come back from 2-0 down away at Manchester United in the FA Cup. Chelsea have one of the best home records in the Premier League having won eight matches. However, they were poor during the first leg and will be looking for a positive reaction. Injuries and Suspensions Chelsea have a fully fit squad of players to choose from with Oriol Romeu the only long term absentee with a knee problem. Chelsea are odds on at 4/11 to win this game.

Steaua Bucuresti Preview

Steaua have a slender advantage thanks to that single goal in their home leg, they will also be full of confidence as they head the Romanian League by 12 points, with five league wins on the bounce. Injuries and Suspensions Stefan Nikolic will not play in this game having undergone knee surgery earlier this season. You can get odds of 19/2 on the away team winning.

Chelsea v Steaua Bucuresti Statistics

Chelsea have not won a Europa League match since the 1-0 victory away at Sparta Prague on 14 February. Steaua won their Europa League group with a solid record of three wins, two draws and one defeat. Head to Head: These sides have met just once in European competition which was the first leg of this tie.

Recent Form

Chelsea have a digit in each column from March so far with a win, a draw and a defeat. They did have a series of three wins in succession last month. Steaua Bucuresti go into this game in superb form with five wins from their last five matches in all competitions.

Chelsea v Steaua Bucuresti Prediction

Chelsea are always a hard team to beat when they play at home, which makes them the natural favourites for this game. Anything other than a solid Chelsea win would be surprising and a shock. Chelsea 2-0 Steaua Bucuresti. Back this score at odds of 69/11.


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