UCL Soccer Picks: Chelsea to Earn a Hard-Fought Victory Over Porto

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:33 PM GMT

It's been a disastrous season for the Blues domestically, but they've still got a chance in Europe. This week they take on FC Porto, and we're here to dish out our top soccer picks.

Odds Overview
The Blues have been on a terrible run of form, and they should be in for another immense challenge in Wednesday's showdown with Porto, a side that has had its fair share of success in the past when it comes to Europe.

Looking over the available Champions League soccer odds, we find that Chelsea is listed at right around +105 to win outright, with a win for the visitors quoted at +300. A draw's at approximately +250.

 

Chelsea
The fact the Blues are in 14th place in the Premier League table tells you all you need to know. This team has been struggling in the worst way, and it's truly strange to see them this low; after all, Chelsea is the defending league champion.

But, Jose Mourinho's team has managed to do their part in Europe, as they're currently tied at the top of their group alongside Porto. The Blues aren't guaranteed safety just yet though, so they'll have to be put on a good show this week too to move on.

 

Porto
The Dragons have been very competitive in everything they're taking part in, and we expect nothing less for this trip to London.

Knowing a win would guarantee Porto first place in the group, it's going to be a pulsating match at Stamford Bridge. The Dragons, who have a number of different guys who can score and make things happen in attack, have won three straight ahead of this meeting; will they make it a fourth on Wednesday?

 

Champions League Pick
As bad as Chelsea has been in the league, we can't lose sight of the differences in Europe. The Blues are tied atop the group, and they've got other teams breathing down their necks, so they know they can't afford to let their foot off the gas.

Plus, when you consider how much tension is around the air in Stamford Bridge, you better believe Mourinho's men will want to make a good impression and give the home fans something to cheer up. It won't be easy by any means, but we'll be on Chelsea to earn a hard-fought victory. Take Chelsea as you soccer pick.

Predicted Score: Chelsea 2 Porto 1

UCL Soccer Pick: Chelsea -101 at 5Dimes

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