A group of hitmen sit outside a café on Paris’ Rive Gauche, sipping café au lait and smoking Gaulosies, each in his way is an expert assassin, but just one has forged himself a reputation for a job like slaying Chelsea at the Parc des Princes.
Two of the aforementioned murderers, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani, have made themselves far too conspicuous for tonight’s high-profile task.
Smashing 14 Champions League goals between them already this season means their 7/2 and 5/1 first goalscorer odds will be the first place the value police will look.
That’s why punters should turn to Ezequiel Lavezzi, a 13/2 shot for the opening goal who, as Chelsea know only too well, has a knack of shooting English opposition full of holes in continental competition.
After all, Lavezzi opened the scoring on his way to a Stadio San Paolo brace as Napoli came perilously close to ending the Blues’ ultimately-glorious Champions League tilt in 2011/12.
With tonight’s clash part of bwin’s double/triple money offer, a repeat of that feat could see the Argentine’s first-scorer odds double or triple if he goes on to net once or twice more after scoring the opener.
PSG’s former San Lorenzo striker had previously tasted English blood when breaking the deadlock at Anfield in a 2010 Europa League tie against Liverpool.
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Having scored eight times all season, he may not seem the most attractive form pick, but five of the selection’s total goals for the campaign have been bagged in his last nine appearances.
Better still, that quintet include a money-doubling brace in Les Parisiens’ three-goal away stroll against Bastia on the island of Corsica.