Chelsea vs Steaua Bucharest Odds 14/03/2013

Published on March 14th, 2013 2:55 am EST

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Chelsea will play host to Steaua Bucharest on Thursday evening in the second half of their Round of 16 Europa League match. The game will kick off at 21.05 local time on Thursday evening.

Steaua Bucharest surprised Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of the series, and will be looking to completely dispatch of their opponents on Thursday. Chelsea, on the other hand, will be out for revenge in front of their home fans. Chelsea will need goals on Thursday and will be looking to attack early and often, while Steaua Bucharest will likely be employing a conservative strategy to protect their lead, despite their protestations otherwise.

As you can probably imagine, Chelsea is a pretty big favorite on Thursday, especially given the fact that they will be hosting Thursday night's game. Here are the current betting odds:

Chelsea, 1.36
Draw, 4.75
Steaua Bucharest, 8.00

These odds mean that a successful $100 bet on Chelsea would yield a total profit of $36, while a successful $100 bet on Steaua Bucharest, on the other hand, would bring in a profit of $700. A successful bet on a draw, on the other hand, would return a total of $375 in profit.

The odds to qualify for the next round might be what you are looking for. If so, here are those odds:

To Qualify

Chelsea, 1.67
Steaua Bucharest, 2.10

So, as you can see, Chelsea has the slight edge to qualify for the Quarterfinals of the Europa League, but Steaua Bucharest is not far behind, as they are about even money to advance.

According to the oddsmakers, the likeliest outcome on Thursday is a 2-0 victory for Chelsea. Here are the likeliest outcomes:

Chelsea 2-0, 6.00
Chelsea 1-0, 6.50
Chelsea 3-0, 8.00

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According to the oddsmakers, the odds are pretty good that at least one of the two teams won't score on Thursday:

Both Teams to Score?

Yes, 2.25
No, 1.60

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