UEFA Europa League - Round of 16 - Second Leg - Chelsea vs. Steaua Odds and Game Preview - March 14, 2013

Chelsea are hosts to Steaua in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at Stamford bridge in London at 21:05 CET. The score in the first leg in Bucharest was 1-0 for Steaua.

Full Time Result
Chelsea 4/11
Draw 17/4
Steaua 9/1

To Qualify
Chelsea 4/6
Steaua 5/4

Chelsea are favourites to qualify. A $100 bet on Chelsea could bring in $67 in profit while the same bet on Steaua could bring in $125 in profit.

UEFA Europa League - Chelsea vs. Steaua - Matchup and Logos

Match Preview:

Who is going to the quarter-finals here?

It is interesting to see that last year's UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea are having such a hard time this season. The odds makers are only giving Chelsea a slight advantage against the Romanian side who finished third last season in the Romanian Liga I and are currently in the number one spot after 22 matches played.

Steaua finished first in the Europa League group ahead of Stuttgart, Copenhagen and Molde and then went on to eliminate Ajax via penalties in the round of 32.

Chelsea are in 4th place in the English Premier League after 28 matches and they are among eight teams still alive in the FA Cup. Chelsea most recently played and tied against Manchester United in the FA Cup where the score was 2-2. In the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League Chelsea eliminated Sparta Prague 2-1 on aggregate.

Will Chelsea finally wake up this season and start winning? Can Steaua survive the pressure at Stamford Bridge and keep their 1-0 advantage and qualify to the quarter-finals?

Steaua are playing well this season while Chelsea are unpredictable.

How will this play out?