With a small lead of 1-0, Chelsea hosts Atletico Madrid for the second leg of the Round of 16. These two teams are no strangers in this competition, as they’ve met before during the group phase.
The English squad leads the series 3-1, with two draws. Can Chelsea stop the Spanish team and hold on to a tight lead? Or will Atletico Madrid bring their A-game and head into the Quarterfinals?
Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid Game Info
- When: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Stamford Bridge, London, England
- TV: Fox Sports / ESPN / Facebook
- Live Stream: UEFA.tv
- Champions League Odds Odds: Chelsea +114 / -0.25 (-115) / Over 2.5 (+130) | Atletico Madrid +228 / +0.25 (-106) / Under 2.5 (-164) | Draw +238
Why is Chelsea a safe bet in Game 2?
Chelsea’s performance during the group phase was pretty good, taking a couple of draws and four wins to take first place of Group E. This is their 17th UEFA Champions League campaign, their third in four years.
The Blues performance against Spanish clubs hasn’t been their best. With the exception of the victories against Atletico Madrid, they’ve won four and lost seven. Despite that, their record in the Round of 16 stands at eight wins and six losses. They have five victories this season, but only have won their past six of twelve Champions League matches.
Latest statistics indicate Chelsea’s current goal score average is 2.33 per game, with 0.33 goals against. Striker Olivier Giroud is averaging a goal every 38 minutes this season. He also became the oldest scorer in the tournament’s knockout round, which was done recently against Altetico Madrid
- Form: WDWWD
- Latest: Draw, 0-0 vs. Leeds United (13/03)
- Current Standing:: 4th Place of Premier League
Why is Atletico Madrid a safe bet in Game 2?
The top team in La Liga head into this game unbeaten in the past two Champions League at Stamford Bridge under the guidance of Diego Simeone. They have a 50% progression rate in the tournament after losing the first leg of ties.
The Rojiblancos have won two of the last ten away games, but those two wins were during the knockout round. They’ve won five of their seven ties during the Round of 16. Atleti has also been victorious in nine of eleven two-legged knockout round games against an English squad, and that’s including the last five they’ve faced.
When looking at their latest stats, Atletico averages 1.17 goals scored per game, with 1.33 goals against. Striker Luis Suárez hasn’t scored any goals in the tournament for the club this season and hasn’t done so in his past 24 appearances in the competition.
- Form: LWWWD
- Latest: Draw, 0-0 vs. Getafe (13/03)
- Current Standing:: 1st Place of La Liga
Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid Champions League Betting Trends
- Chelsea hasn’t lost in 10 games.
- Chelsea has four straight clean sheets.
- Chelsea has scored in six consecutive away games.
- Atletico Madrid hasn’t lost their past three games.
- Atletico Madrid has scored in the past three games.
- Atletico Madrid has lost two of the past ten games.
Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid Betting Prediction
The Blues have had a much more successful season compared to the Rojiblancos. But the lead is so small, it can tilt in favor of the Spanish squad.
Though stats are stats and Chelsea’s performance seems to be more solid than Atleti. I see Chelsea taking the win, probably with an extra goal in their favor.
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