Chelsea slight underdogs

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: April 23 2014, 8:45 BST

Atletico Madrid are slight favourites to see off Chelsea and reach the Champions League final after the sides drew 0-0 on Tuesday night.

John Terry: Will miss next week's second leg
John Terry: Will miss next week's second leg

Chances were at a premium in the Spanish captial but the lack of an away goal for Chelsea is good news for Atletico's chances, according to the bookies.

Atletico are just favoured by most firms, although Ladbrokes break from the pack and make Chelsea their 4/5 favourites with Atletico 10/11.

Chelsea are general even-money shots.

Reflected in the market is the fact that Chelsea have a number of personnel worries ahead of next Wednesday's second leg.

Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel will both miss out through suspension, while Peter Cech (dislocated shoulder) and John Terry (foot) have both been ruled out of the Stamford Bridge clash due to injury. Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o both missed the first leg due to injury.

Chelsea are now a best of 19/4 (bwin) to lift the trophy in Lisbon in May, with Atletico 4/1 shots.

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, who meet in the first leg of their semi-final on Wednesday, are 6/4 and 11/4 respectively.

  • Posted at 0840 BST on 23/04/2014.