You won’t get nearly as good a price as bwin.com’s thumping 7/1 about Zlatan Ibrahimovic raiding the scoresheet in a Paris Saint-Germain Champions League home win against Chelsea anywhere else, with the next best quote on offer only half as valuable at 7/2.
The boys in black and gold have pushed the boat out big time for this last-16 fixture in the French capital, with the visitors to win and Diego Costa to score also available at a top-price of 4/1, but we can’t get past Laurent Blanc’s men here.
When Chelsea have underwhelmed this term it has generally been on the road; recent home slip-ups against Bradford and Manchester City were Jose Mourinho’s side’s first non-wins at Stamford Bridge since a 1-1 Champions League group-stage draw with Schalke back in mid-September.
Those three sub-par home results contrast with eight failures on the road since the start of the campaign, and when these two sides met at Parc des Princes in the quarter finals of this competition last April, Blanc’s men emerged as relatively comfortable 3-1 winners.
Like Drake, Bono, Boris and Beyonce, PSG’s number one centre-forward is so famous he has no need of a surname, and Zlatan has been his usual imperious self in front of goal of late.
The former Juventus, Inter, Barcelona and Milan hitman has posted a whopping tally of 20 goals from 27 club-and-country fixtures already this term, including in each of his last couple of games for the Ligue 1 champions.
Les Parisiens have only lost once in a match that the 33-year-old has got on the scoresheet in so far in the campaign, winning eight times and drawing three.
Zlatan is in particularly fine form at present, with ten in his past 15 matches under Blanc, and Chelsea are leakier than their sturdy reputation suggests.
Mourinho and co have shipped in four of their past six fixtures all told, conceding seven times in that run.