Visiting Blues Facing Two-Goal Deficit
Seeking to overcome a two-goals deficit against this season’s Champions League comeback kings, Chelsea visits Real Madrid for the second leg of their European quarterfinal on Tuesday. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the top European soccer competitions.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Champions League odds for Real Madrid vs Chelsea. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Real Madrid: King Karim
Karim Benzema has scored back-to-back hat-tricks in the Champions League and gave Real Madrid a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge. Benzema waited a long time to ascend to the throne at Real Madrid, but now he is their undoubted figurehead, their scoring talisman, ready for another pivotal performance at Bernabeu against Chelsea.
His three goals from the first leg has moved him to 11 for the season in the UCL, which is just one behind current top scorer Robert Lewandowski (12) and actually already makes him the most prolific French player in the competition’s history for a single season.
Benzema leads the scoring charts in Spain with 24 goals, 10 ahead of Juanmi, Raul de Tomas, Enes Una and teammate Vinicius Junior, who are tied in second place. His goals have handed the Spanish giants a comfortable 12-point lead at the top of the La Liga table with seven games remaining till the end of the season. With the domestic title almost wrapped up, Real Madrid’s main objective is to go all the way and lift the Champions League trophy.
Los Blancos have proven that the 4-0 El Clasico defeat at the hands of Barcelona was a fluke, and only once in 10 previous occasions have they failed to make it through to the Champions League stage when winning the first leg away from home. Real Madrid continued their winning ways as they secured a 2-0 win against local rivals Getafe in their La Liga fixture at home on Saturday night.
A second successive semifinal appearance is now within Real Madrid’s sights, and they have struck at least two goals in each of their last three Champions League wins on home soil. If you’re betting online, there’s plenty of value in betting on this clash so check all the markets before placing your bets.
Chelsea: Miracle Needed
Chelsea demolished Southampton 6-0 at St Mary’s on Saturday to bounce back from consecutive losses to Brentford and Real Madrid. Despite the recent humbling defeats, Chelsea looked full of confidence on the South Coast. being 4-0 up by halftime. Chelsea’s 6-0 margin was the joint-fourth biggest away win ever in the English top-flight league.
The win gives the Blues some breathing space in the battle to secure a top-four finish, but also to build some confidence ahead of the match of the season for Thomas Tuchel and Co. Chelsea won the competition last season under Tuchel, beating Manchester City 1-0 in the finals. This season, the task is incredibly high, given the circumstances of the first leg.
Their victory against Southampton represents the seventh away win across all competitions. On top of that, the Blues only failed to score in one of their last 15 Champions League trips and we are very confident that they will repeat that performance. We will take that into consideration when choosing the best bet for our soccer picks and parlays.
They will continue to be without long-term absentees Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi while Romelu Lukaku will join them in the recovery room after missing the match against the Saints with Achilles pain.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Head-to-Head
There have been six meetings between the two sides across all competitions, with all of them coming in the knockout stages of European competitions. Los Blancos won three times while the Blues tasted victory just once. Chelsea triumphed against the 13-time champions in the semifinals last season, and Real Madrid will be looking to return the favor here. The visitors have netted more than two goals in an away game in the knockout stage only once, in a 3-1 win over Liverpool in 2009. No Premier League club has ever won a game at Santiago Bernabeu by more than one goal.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Game Information
- Game: Real Madrid (7-0-2) vs. Chelsea (6-1-2)
- Location: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
- Day/Time: Tuesday, April 12th. 3 p.m. ET
- Real Madrid vs Chelsea Live stream: fubo.tv
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Betting Lines
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as slight favorites being prized at +145 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
Chelsea simply has to risk and score goals in Madrid and, given what they did to Southampton over the weekend, you wouldn’t bet against them doing so, especially with Eder Militao unavailable for the hosts. Real Madrid also boasts an impressive attacking threat with Benzema being the player to watch as he’s in great scoring form.
If you think about Real’s amazing form, you would go with them, but Chelsea’s amazing quality and attacking approach should be the betting key. Why complicate it and take one of the teams to win this clash when you also have the goals market. We expect a high-scoring affair and given the result from the first leg, we don’t expect less than three goals in this match. For better value and because our sportsbook is offering many interesting props, we’ll combine two markets for our official pick.