Chelsea v Racing Genk latest odds, news and free bets

Chelsea have a prime opportunity to strengthen their grip on Group E this week when they face Belgian opposition in the Champions League. Only a late Roberto Soldado equaliser prevented the Blues from landing three points away to Valencia after Frank Lampard had put them into a richly-deserved lead and Andre Villas-Boas will be confident of a maximum six points…

Chelsea have a prime opportunity to strengthen their grip on Group E this week when they face Belgian opposition in the Champions League.

Only a late Roberto Soldado equaliser prevented the Blues from landing three points away to Valencia after Frank Lampard had put them into a richly-deserved lead and Andre Villas-Boas will be confident of a maximum six points from the two matches against the champions of Belgium.

Coral (£30 free bets) offer a best price 2/15 about a home win and many people will be punting on a big victory for the west London side, although Genk are a decent team that held Valencia at home before losing 2-0 to Bayer Leverkusen.

The visitors will look to keep the crowd quiet in the first 20 minutes of the match, with Fernando Torres set to feature in attack and the Spaniard should be nice and fresh following his Premier League ban after a red card against Swansea.

The former Liverpool striker is a 3/1 chance (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) to break the deadlock, with the in-form Daniel Sturridge a slightly bigger 4/1 and he continues to press his claim for a place in Fabio Capello’s Euro 2012 squad.

Considering that Genk are yet to score a goal in the Champions League group stage, there are worse bets than the 4/6 (Ladbrokes) about Villas-Boas’ side winning this game to nil, while Sky Bet are biggest with their 4/9 quote that Chelsea lead at half-time and full-time.

Anyone wanting to back an upset on Wednesday night can get 33/1 about the visitors claiming the spoils and they will be certainly motivated for one of the biggest games of their career to date.

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