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Chelsea 4-7 for European glory

| 14.05.2013
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Ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League Cup final, Coral make Chelsea their 4-7 favourites to lift the cup. Victory over Benfica would see the Blues become the first team to win UEFA’s top-two club competitions in reverse order in successive campaigns. It’s 11-8 for Rafa Benitez’s men to overcome their Portuguese opponents inside normal time and 9-1 they win by means of a penalty shootout.

With Demba Ba cup-tied having already represented Newcastle earlier in this competition, Fernando Torres is set to lead the Chelsea attack. It’s 15-8 for Torres to score in 90 minutes and 10-3 for the Spanish international to score and Chelsea win.

“Chelsea go into the match with the psychological advantage of having beaten Benfica in both legs of last season’s Champions League quarter-finals, but with Jorge Jesus’ men having looked very impressive in qualifying for the final in Amsterdam, we can expect a very close affair,” said Coral’s Tim Reynolds.

“The early money on the match result betting points towards a win for Chelsea so we’ll be hoping that Benfica can do us favour,” added Reynolds.

Europa League Cup Final

**Match Result: 11-8 Chelsea, 21-10 draw, 21-10 Benfica

**To Lift The Cup: 4-7 Chelsea, 5-4 Benfica

**Method of Victory: 9 Chelsea on pens, 9 Benfica on pens, 11 Chelsea extra-time, 12 Benfica extra-time

**Sending off in the match: 3 Yes

**To come from behind and win: 8 Chelsea, 10 Benfica

**Player to score/Team to win: 10-3 Fernando Torres/Chelsea, 4 Juan Mata/Chelsea, 4 Frank Lampard/Chelsea, 9-2 Oscar Cardozo/Benfica, 5 Victor Moses/Chelsea, 5 Oscar/Chelsea, 5 Rodrigo Lima/Benfica, 11-2 Rodrigo Moreno/Benfica, 13-2 Eduardo Salvio/Benfica, 9 Enzo Perez/Benfica

**Both Teams To Score: 4-5 Yes, 19-20 No

**To win to nil: 3 Chelsea, 11-2 Benfica

ENDS

Further Information Contact

Tim Reynolds +350 56001714

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Tim Reynolds

Tim joined Coral in July 2012, having previously worked for Sky Bet for 10 years across their marketing and PR department. Tim is based out of Gibraltar with Coral’s new interactive division and works across a range of different projects including, Coral’s sponsorship of the Premier League Darts. Tim’s main sports include football, darts and cricket and when not working, Tim can usually be found fishing along the Spanish coastline or sat in the sun writing about his number one passion.