Fernando Torres will need to rediscover the form that saw him light up the Premier League if Chelsea are to continue to live the Champions League dream at Old Trafford tomorrow night.
The shot-shy Spaniard has not managed a goal since his £50 million move from Anfield to Stamford Bridge and has gone 13.5 hours without scoring for club or country.
However, Blues fans are sure the hitman will come good and bwin is currently offering odds of 17/10 that he will hit the back of the net at any time during the quarter-final second leg against Manchester United.
Torres’ form will be vital if the west London outfit are to overturn a 1-0 deficit and the Pensioners can be backed at 21/10 to win on the night and progress to the semi-final stage.
Punters looking to get in on the first goalscorer bets could, however, be more enticed to back the more prolific Didier Drogba or Nicolas Anelka, who can be backed at 13/2 and 15/2 respectively.
The latter is Chelsea’s top scorer in Europe this season with seven goals to his name and will need to keep the run going in order put United out of the competition.
After winning the first leg and scoring a crucial away goal, United are favourites to register another victory on the night and odds of 6/5 are currently offered.
Wayne Rooney, who missed the Red Devils’ 2-0 win over Fulham at the weekend through suspension, will be well rested and at 9/2 to open the scoring could offer punters a chance at some easy money.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has a big decision to make as to who will partner the England striker up front on the night.
Mexcian magician Javier Hernandez has been in good form all season and is priced at 11/2 to get the home side up and running, while Dimitar Berbatov, the Premier League’s current top scorer, put United in the driving seat against the Cottagers on Saturday and has odds of 6/1 to do the same against Chelsea.
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