Napoli terrific value at 7/5 to give Chelsea the blues

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Napoli look terrific value at 7/5 to beat Chelsea in their Champions League tie tonight (7.45pm KO, Live on Sky Sports 2).

The Italian side have risen from the ashes following bankruptcy in 2004, and in less  than eight years have gone from Italy’s third division to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Water Mazzarri’s side emerged –  along with Bayern Munich – from the so-called Group of Death which also included Premier League leaders Manchester City and Villarreal.

No team has come so far, so quickly, In Italy and they have come through some big games in style this season with victories over City, Milan and Inter, as well as drawing with Bayern Munich and Juventus.

They also come into this on the back of thrashing Fiorentina 3-0 away and are a side in terrific shape and on a high.

The same cannot be said of Chelsea who have looked very lack-lustre of late.

They were lucky to escape with a 3-0 draw against Man united when throwing away a 3-0 lead, got comprehensively beaten by Everton at Goodison, and played very poorly in a 1-1 draw at Birmingham in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Their manager Andres Villas-Boas is a man under pressure, and his team certainly aren’t putting in the type of performances that will save him from the axe.

The Blues have won just three of their six Champions League matches this season despite having taken the lead in all six games, and a shocking stat is that there only win in10 European away matches on Italian soil came against Lazio back in November.

They have also won none of their last four away games in this competition, and on current form that is not going to change tonight.

I think Napoli are rock-solid favourites for this, and at 7/5 with Paddy Power and Hills they look incredible value.

The advice is to snap it up while it lasts.


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