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  • on 23.04.2012
  • at 02:07 PM
  • by KT

Drogba 14/1 to be booked for diving at Nou Camp

Despite Chelsea taking a one-goal lead to the Nou Camp, the hosts come into the tie as red-hot favourites to reach yet another Champions League Final. Bookmakers Paddy Power make Barcelona 2/7 to win and just 4/9 to qualify.

Chelsea were 9/2 to make the final before the tie got underway and are now just 15/8 (Sporting Bet) to progress after keeping the champions out at Stamford Bridge. That said this is the fifth time the two sides have met in the knockout stages of the competition and the Blues have gone through on just one occasion to date.

Roberto Di Matteo’s men come into the return leg knowing that a draw will be enough to see them through whilst they are 4/6 (Paddy Power) to score what could be a crucial away goal at the Nou Camp.

If you fancy Barcelona to sneak it with a 1-0 on the night, then you can get 35/1 for them to win on penalties, whilst Chelsea are 40/1 to win by the same method (SkyBet).

Lionel Messi has yet to score against Chelsea in seven attempts, but the little Argentine is sure to break his duck at some point. With that in mind, Paddy Power will refund ALL losing first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets on the game (90 mins only) if Messi breaks the deadlock and scores first.

Didier Drogba grabbed the headlines at Stamford Bridge – not just for scoring the winner, but for his time-wasting antics too. After missing the 0-0 draw at the Emirates at the weekend he will be under the spotlight again providing he is fit to face Barca.

So much so in fact that Paddy Power are offering a range of Didier Drogba specials, including 14/1 to get booked for diving and 8/1 for time-wasting.

They are also betting on how many times he will be treated by the Chelsea physio, with 12/1 available if you think he will be treated five times or more within the 90 minutes.

Didier Drogba Specials (Paddy Power)

How many times will Drogba be attended to by the physio during the game (must start, 90 mins only)
9/4 None
2/1 One
3/1 Two
11/2 Three
9/1 Four
12/1 Five or more

2/1 Drogba to be booked
14/1 Drogba to be booked for diving
8/1 Drogba to be booked for time-wasting

Click here for the direct link to the Drogba specials at Paddy Power »

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