In the first leg of their 2-leg aggregate Champions League Quarterfinals contest versus Real Madrid, the Blues bombed. Chelsea fell on their pitch at Stamford Bridge. If the defending Champions League titlists hope to make the semifinals, they must outplay Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeau. Can Chelsea pull off the miracle come back and win the aggregate? Or will Real Madrid end Chelsea’s repeat hopes? Check out Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Chelsea at Real Madrid.
Chelsea v Real Madrid Betting Odds | UCL Quarter Finals – 2nd Leg Match Analysis
Chelsea at Madrid – UEFA Champions League Betting Info
- When: Tuesday, April 12 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Santiago Bernabeau, Madrid, Spain
Why Chelsea will beat Real Madrid
No doubt, the loss to Real in the first leg had to bother Chelsea and their fans. But the Blues didn’t spend too much time pondering the loss. Chelsea bounced back in their next match with one of their most impressive wins of the season. The Blues blasted Southampton, a decent Premier League rival, 6-0. Chelsea heads to Madrid with momentum. They can win this match.
Chelsea Last 5
- W – 0-6 vs. Southampton
- L – 1-3 vs. Real Madrid
- L – 1-4 vs. Brentford
- W – 0-2 vs. Middlesbrough
- W – 1-2 vs. Lille
Chelsea predicted starting lineup
Why Real Madrid will beat Chelsea
Real Madrid’s fans can thank rival Barcelona for lighting a fire underneath their team. Ever since the 0-4 loss to Barca in the latest El Clasico, Real has dominated their opponents. After beating Chelsea by 2 goals, RM came back and dusted Getafe 2-0. Although Real has a lead, this happens on their pitch. So they will want to put on a show in front of their fans.
Real Madrid Last 5
- W – 2-0 vs. Getafe
- W – 1-3 vs. Chelsea
- W – 1-2 vs. Celta Vigo
- L – 0-4 vs. Barcelona
- W – 0-3 vs. Mallorca
Real Madrid predicted starting lineup
Final Betting Analysis: Chelsea at Real Madrid
Real dominated Chelsea. But it wasn’t really Real that dominated the Blues. It was Karim Benzema.
KB was unstoppable in the first leg. He scored all 3 Real Madrid goals. Chelsea, no doubt, will place an emphasis on stopping Benzema from making them look silly.
Carlo Ancelloti may not even play Benzema all that much. If his team has a lead, or if Chelsea is up by just a goal with 20 to 30 minutes left in the second half, Ancelloti figures to pull the French star.
In the Champions League, road goals mean more than away goals. So Real has a 2-goal advantage but a 3-goal advantage on the road.
Chelsea must score at least 2 goals to get even with Real. The Blues must score 3 goals and keep Real to no more than 1 to tie on the aggregate. It’s a lot to ask that Chelsea scores 3 goals on the road versus a team like Real.
Ancelloti won’t push his squad. Instead, he will play a defense first strategy that involves possession. The strategy could open the door for a Chelsea victory.
But RM is playing like one of the best teams in the world. So although they mustn’t beat Chelsea, they will. Real wins 2 goals to 1.
Champions League Pick: Real Madrid +137