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Chelsea vs. Real Madrid 2021 Champions League Odds and Preview

By Hank Blaine

Last week’s matchup in Spain was a hard fought battle for both sides. The result ended in a draw, 1-1. Now things are headed to England to break this tie and define the second contender of the 2021 UEFA Champions League Finals.

Can Real Madrid make history and get into yet another Champions League final? Or will Chelsea take the home field advantage and slay the most succesful team this competition has seen? We’re going to head dive deep into Chelsea vs. Real Madrid, along with the latest Champions League betting odds, expert preview and prediction!

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Chelsea vs. Real Madrid Game Info

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Why is Chelsea a safe bet in Game 2?

As we take a quick look back at Chelsea’s season, they didn’t have much difficulties getting through Group E. They didn’t suffer any losses. The seven victories they carry so far gives the Blues 10 out of the last wins during the competition.

The Blues are in their 14th semifinal, with six wins and seven losses. They have played 12 Spanish Clubs during the knockout round, with five wins and seven losses. So we clearly can say Spanish teams bring a lot of problems for Chelsea. Though statistics show they have won five out of nine times in they tie as a visitor in the first leg.

Mason Mount is on the verge of becoming the second youngest English player to score in a Champions League semifinal, the first being Wayne Rooney in 2008 at 21 years of age. He can bring problems in Madrid’s line of defense. This young talent is one you definitely need to watch out for.

Recent Performance

  • Form: WWWDW
  • Latest: Win, 2-0 vs. Fulham (01/05)
  • Current Standing: 4th place Place of Premier League

Possible Line-Up

  • Mendy
  • Christensen
  • Thiago Silva
  • Rüdiger
  • Azpilicueta
  • Jorginho
  • Kanté
  • Chilwell
  • Pulišić
  • Werner
  • Mount

Why is Real Madrid a safe bet in Game 2?

Looking to seal their place in the finals one more time, it would be 17 to be exact, Real Madrid head into the matchup winless in its last four away games against an English team, with only two goals in four games, two losses and two draws. The last victory against an English club was October 2014 against Liverpool during the group phase.

Madrid has won the last six of nine Champions League games and have lost seven of the last 22 in the tournament. Their history in the tournament speaks for itself, having qualified for every single knockout round within the tournament and it’s their 51st European Cup campaign.

A couple of players to watch out for are Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos. Benzema has scored a total of 71 goals in the competition and might even become the fourth top scorer in history if he scores against Chelsea. Kroos has been involved in 59 shot ending sequences this season, the most of any midfielder in the tournament, and second to Mbappé.

Recent Performance

  • Form: DWDDW
  • Latest: Win, 2-0 vs. Osasuna (01/05)
  • Current Standing: 2nd Place of la Liga

Possible Line-Up

  • Courtois
  • Valverde
  • Ramos
  • Militão
  • Nacho
  • Casemiro
  • Kroos
  • Modrić
  • Vinícius Jr
  • Benzema
  • Asensio

Chelsea vs. Real Madrid Champions League Betting Trends

  • Chelsea hasn’t lost in 5 games.
  • Chelsea has scored in the last three games.
  • Chelsea has conceded only one goal in the last five games.
  • Real Madrid hasn’t lost in 10 games.
  • Real Madrid has conceded only one goal in five games.
  • Real Madrid has obtained three straight clean sheets in away games.

Chelsea vs. Real Madrid Betting Prediction

The Blues have the advantage because of the away goal in the first leg, but it’s a narrow lead. Still, it was enough to mess up Madrid and avoid a lead. Chelsea is not afraid of the multiple time champs.

For Madrid, with the return of Sergio Ramos, this can tighten up the spaces the defense was giving out in the last game. It could be a tough wall to take down this time around.

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*All stated odds are subject to change without prior notice.