Benfica have done well to make it through to the last eight of Europe’s top club competition, eliminating Manchester United in the group stages and overcoming Zenit St Petersburg in the last 16. The Portuguese side are joint on points at the top of their domestic league with Porto, and have progressed since last season. With Nicolas Gaitan, Axel Witsel and Javi Garcia in a combative and high-quality midfield, Chelsea must be careful not to throw the tie away in a difficult first leg. Titan Bet offer the best football odds of 2.40 for a home win.
Chelsea have been much better since Roberto Di Matteo took over at the club, but have not won in their last two games; a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City and a 0-0 draw with Tottenham. The Blues are fresh from a miraculous comeback against Napoli in the last round, coming back from a first leg 3-1 defeat to win 5-4 on aggregate. John Terry is back from a knee injury and will start in defence, but Branislav Ivanovic is still an injury doubt. Titan Bet have Chelsea at odds of 2.80 for an away victory.
This should bet a close game, with Benfica sure to start at a fast pace. My Champions League football betting tip is a 1-1 draw, which Titan Bet have at odds of 6.50.