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Torres to outscore Rooney and break Chelsea duck

| 14.03.2011

With Manchester United and Chelsea both fancied to seal their spots in the quarter finals of the Champions League, a more intriguing betting opportunity may revolve around whether Fernando Torres can end his toothless streak in front of goal against Copenhagen.

Torres is still to find the target since signing for Chelsea from Liverpool for £50m and will be hopeful that his first goal may come at Stamford Bridge against Copenhagen.

Chelsea lead the Danish champions 2-0 from the opening leg and are 3/10 to secure another victory back at home to confirm their progress.

Meanwhile, Torres is 11/4 to score the opening goal against Copenhagen in the Champions League betting and 4/7 to strike at any time in the 90 minutes.

Manchester United are not so secure as they prepare for their second leg against Marseille at Old Trafford, having secured a goalless draw in France.

It is 1/2 in the Champion League odds that Manchester United beat Marseille and if they are to register victory then they may be relying on Rooney to find the target.

Rooney is the favourite at 3/1 to break the deadlock and 8/11 to add his name to the scoresheet at some point throughout the game.

Ladbrokes are also offering special markets relating to the two matches.

It is 4/5 that Chelsea score more goals than Manchester United and 2/1 that the Red Devils are more prolific in front of goal than Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

Furthermore, Torres is 9/5 to outscore Rooney, it is 3/1 that the England striker enjoys a better night in front of goal and 10/11 that they score the same number of goals.

A £25 stake on the scorecast of Chelsea beating Copenhagen 4-0 and Torres scoring first would return £625. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.