Two of the best soccer clubs on the planet throw down in the first leg of a 2-leg Champions League Quarterfinals aggregate on Wednesday when Real Madrid heads to Stamford Bridge to take on English Premier League power Chelsea. Will Real get it done on the road? Or will Chelsea grab the aggregate lead? Check out the latest Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Chelsea vs. Real Madrid.
Chelsea vs. Real Madrid 2022 Champions League Quarterfinals Info
- When: Wednesday, April 6 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Stamford Bridge, London, England
- TV: CBS
- Live Stream: Paramount+
- Soccer Odds: Chelsea (-0.5) / Real Madrid (+0.5) / Draw (+236)
Why is Chelsea a safe bet to win?
The Blues showed some weakness in their last, losing to overmatched Brentford, but Chelsea, no doubt, is concentrating on the Champions League. As of April 5, the Blues have 59 points in the Premier, 13 points behind second place Liverpool and 14 points behind EPL leader Manchester City.
Neither one of those teams will lose enough matches, and Chelsea won’t win enough, for the Blues to catch the Reds or the Sky Blues. So Chelsea knows they have no shot of winning the Premier.
They do have a shot to win the CL. Expect the real Chelsea squad to show up on Wednesday. When Thomas Tuchel’s team plays their best, few teams can break down their defense. This happens at Stamford Bridge. So Chelsea will be even more motivated to grab the win.
Chelsea’s Last 5
- Loss – 1-4 vs. Brentford
- Win – 0-2 vs. Middlesbrough
- Win – 1-2 vs. Lille
- Win – 1-0 vs. Newcastle United
- Win – 1-3 vs. Norwich City
Why is Real Madrid a safe bet to win?
Real Madrid puts losses in the rearview mirror. One would think after losing by 4 goals to your biggest rivals, you’d fall apart for a few matches. Not Real. After Barcelona dusted Real Madrid 4-0, all Real did was bounce back with a huge 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo. The reason the win is massive is because it puts RM back on the winning track.
We mustn’t forget that in the Round of 16, Real knocked the Champions League preseason favorite, Paris Saint-Germain, out of the CL. Real didn’t just knock PSG out. They dominated PSG in the second leg, blasting Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe’s squad 3 goals to 1. This Real team is loaded and ready to show the Blues why they’re a legit underdog to win the Champions League.
Real Madrid’s Last 5
- Win – 1-2 vs. Celta Vigo
- Loss – 0-4 vs. Barcelona
- Win – 0-3 vs. Mallorca
- Win – 3-1 vs. Paris Saint-Germain
- Win – 4-1 vs. Real Sociedad
Chelsea vs. Real Madrid Betting Prediction
Chelsea is a good enough team to beat Real Madrid, but there are a few reasons to go against the Blues in this match. First, Chelsea is up for sale. The players have no idea who they will play for in the future.
Although a change in ownership isn’t always a bad thing, it is in the back of the Chelsea players’ minds. Second, anyone looking to back the home squad requires perspective regarding Real’s loss to Barcelona. Yes, Barca dominated Real. But Karim Benzema didn’t step onto the pitch. Benzema will play on Wednesday.
Karim had an excellent performance versus Celta Vigo. So did Jao Felix. Real is under the radar. They’d stand a great chance of pulling off the upset victory if things were going great at Chelsea. Things are just okay. So give Real Madrid the nod. The road team offers excellent odds to pull off the upset victory.
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