Soccer Picks: Steaua Bucuresti vs. Chelsea

Mike Richardson

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:00 PM GMT

Champions League Group E gets underway with Chelsea taking on Steaua Bucuresti. What are the different options on the soccer betting lines for this one and what is our soccer pick?

The Champions League is here again and possibly the only person more excited than your Humble Handicapper is Mrs Richardson as she knows that when Steaua Bucuresti hosts Chelsea there is money coming into her shoe fund.

Group E is the group that hosts Chelsea and despite their slightly disappointing showing against Basel they are still the 8/11 favourites to come out on top of the group. That's hardly news to you. You probably know that Steaua Bucuresti are very much the longshots running as high as 100/1 with bet 365 to come top. This means they will most likely come bottom and that means that Chelsea should absolutely run away with this match.


Enough with the Group winner…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?

Chelsea are pretty much a 1/7 dead cert to qualify from this group while Steaua run as high as 14/1 on the soccer betting odds boards. Naturally that doesn't guarantee that Chelsea will be given this match, but your Humble Handicapper does. If you think I'm talking out of my hat by all means take to the SBR Forum and let me know what is actually going to happen, before booking yourself in to the laughing academy.

Be Told

And just to sweeten the pill a little bit further Chelsea 7/1 to reach the final while Steaua are lunatics 800/1 to the Champions League finalist.

No real surprise that the bookies have Chelsea winning this game at 4/5 while a draw (the best that Steaua could hope for) is at 14/5 if you are going a for the mad bet, back Steaua to take all points from this game, at 4/1.

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All About the Blues

This look like such a foregone conclusion, as the bookies have Chelsea winning both halves at 8/5. The game being drawn on the 45 and for the Blues on the 90 is it 7/2 for our soccer picks. After that, they are even offering up both halves being drawn at 5/1 before we see a half-time/full-time results that favours the home side. Bucuresti winning both halves is at 15/2 but if you are feeling lucky why not go the game being drawn on the 45 Steaua taking on the 90 which is a 10/1. However, that's not where my money…

Steaua are on a four game winless run at present in the Champions League. Chelsea were on a four-game winless run themselves before they beat Fulham 2-0 last weekend (as predicted by your Humble Handicapper).

Just to mix it up, I’ll mention that the last two times these sides met it was the home side that came out on top March of this year, both times. However, let's be honest Chelsea win this game

Free Soccer Pick: Chelsea win 3-0 available at 15/1 with Ladbrokes.