With the tie intriguingly poised after Les Parisiens’ narrow 2-1 first-leg victory, Al Hain-Cole is expecting Hiddink’s free-scoring side to ensure an entertaining return match
After falling to a 2-1 first-leg defeat at the Parc des Princes, Chelsea will need to come from behind when Paris Saint-Germain come to visit in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 tie.
That result in the French capital remains Guus Hiddink’s only defeat in 17 matches since returning to Stamford Bridge, and he is available at 9/5 (2.80) with bet365 to get his own back with a victory in the second leg.
Les Parisiens have never won in three previous visits to west London in this competition but are slight 17/10 (2.70) favourites to come out on top on this occasion.
Although getting on the scoresheet is more than achievable for a team that has struck 24 goals on home turf since Hiddink’s return, their return of just one clean sheet in that period suggests such a low-scoring game is unlikely.
With Chelsea having hit the back of the net in each of their last 22 home games in this competition but failed to keep a clean sheet in seven fixtures coming into this clash, odds of 4/5 (1.80) are not to be missed on goals being scored at both ends for their fifth encounter in six with PSG.