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Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting tips

This article covers Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Real Madrid 11/8

o – Draw 21/10

o – Chelsea 23/10

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.


Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Match details

Match: Real Madrid vs Chelsea

Competition: UEFA Champions League

Date: April 27, 2021

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, April 27, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano

Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 06: Ferland Mendy of Real Madrid competes for the ball with Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Real Madrid and Liverpool FC at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on April 06, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)


Betting prediction: Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea


Paris-Saint Germain vs Manchester City will undoubtedly get the lion’s share of the press when the Champions League semi-finals kick-off on Tuesday, but Real Madrid and Chelsea have the possibility to be a very good tactical battle indeed.

Real are undefeated in their last-17 matches across all competitions, while Chelsea remains revitalised under Thomas Tuchel and incredibly difficult to crack open. This fixture has a draw written all over it, and could even feature a zero-zero affair. But it would be very Madrid if they came out swinging at home in the first leg to try to put the tie to bed after just one outing.


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Result/Both Teams to Score: Draw – Yes


This one is such a hard fixture to tease out when wondering how it will end. Both sides are capable of pulling out a one-goal win, while a draw is a very strong possibility as well. Neither side will want to go into the second leg at a massive deficit, so I personally lean to a scoring draw with a low goal count. Both sides have more than enough firepower to grab a goal, while both are certainly strong enough at the back to limit the number of big chances that could be on offer.


Correct Score: 1-1 Draw

Having a crack at the correct score this time around yields some pretty solid returns, and I still can’t look past a draw on this one but without a good degree of certainty. As I touched on before, a narrow 1-0 could easily be the end result for either side, as well could a 0-0 draw. It certainly is a gamble, but I’m putting my eggs in the basket of there being too much quality for this to end scoreless. Chelsea would likely want to grab the all-important away goal, while Real Madrid has a historic habit of coming out of the gates in the first leg to put all the pressure on the home side in the return leg. Both should be open enough to give up chances without exposing themselves too much.

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Real Madrid vs Chelsea – recent form and head to head statistics

Real Madrid vs Chelsea London form
Glasgow Rangers vs Real Madrid - 2:1
Real Madrid vs Villarreal CF - 2:1
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - 0:1
Granada CF vs Real Madrid - 1:4
Real Madrid vs Sevilla FC - 2:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
Chelsea FC vs Tottenham Hotspur - 2:2
Arsenal FC vs Chelsea FC - 1:2
Chelsea FC vs AFC Bournemouth - 2:1
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
Aston Villa vs Chelsea FC - 2:1
Last 5 games for Real Madrid
July 25, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Glasgow Rangers 2 - 1 Real Madrid
May 22, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Real Madrid 2 - 1 Villarreal CF
May 16, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Athletic Bilbao 0 - 1 Real Madrid
May 13, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Granada CF 1 - 4 Real Madrid
May 9, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Real Madrid 2 - 2 Sevilla FC
Last 5 games for Chelsea London
August 4, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Chelsea FC 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur
August 1, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Arsenal FC 1 - 2 Chelsea FC
July 27, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Chelsea FC 2 - 1 AFC Bournemouth
May 29, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Manchester City 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
May 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa 2 - 1 Chelsea FC
Real Madrid vs Chelsea London UEFA Champions League 20/21 form
Real Madrid Chelsea London
Real Madrid vs Chelsea London statistics for most recent head to head matches
Real Madrid Chelsea London
4 Matches 4
3 Home Matches 1
1 Away Matches 3
7 Total Goals 6
1.75 Average Goals Scored 1.5
2 Wins 1
1 Losses 2
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Real Madrid and Chelsea London
May 5, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Real Madrid
April 27, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Real Madrid 1 - 1 Chelsea FC
July 30, 2016 Int. Champions Cup 2016 Real Madrid 3 - 2 Chelsea FC
August 8, 2013 International Champions Cup 2013 Real Madrid 3 - 1 Chelsea FC


Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Match preview

No matter what transpires on the home front in La Liga from year to year, record Champions League winners Real Madrid will always be considered a pre-tournament favorite, and for good reason. The Spanish superpower has a way of conjuring performances in Europe that transcend domestic form, though this season they have had the luxury of combining their overall form with a deep-run in Europe with a view of securing their 14th Champions League trophy, more than AC Milan and Bayern Munich (2nd and 3rd on the list) combined.

Truly, this is their competition, and they confirmed that back when the competition was conceptualized in the mid-1950s, with Real winning the first five from 1955-56 to 1959-60. It is this level of expected excellence against the best that Europe has to offer that clubs like Real, rivals Barcelona, and Bayern Munich aspire to keep as a standard that is embedded in the very fabric of their clubs. This same notion was touched upon by Brazilian wunderkind Vinícius Juníor recently, with the left-sided winger discussing the culture of expectation at Real and how the club – and its players – are always up for the big games.

Los Blancos will have to be fully prepared as well when they take on Chelsea, who have been considerably approved under the Thomas Tuchel regime. The Blues have logged a 14-5-2 record since the former PSG, Borussia Dortmund, and Mainz 05 manager arrived at Stamford Bridge, while registering a staggering sixteen clean sheets during that period. It is a considerable test for Vinícius Juníor, along with forward partners Karim Benzema and – likely – Marco Asensio, but such is the balance in the Madrid team that there may be no better side left in the competition to try to topple Tuchel. Chelsea recently kept a clean sheet against Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final clash, and perhaps no one knows PSG better than Tuchel at the moment. For a side that has such a vibrant history in this competition, Real Madrid’s credentials will yet again be put to the test, but it is a test they most certainly relish.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

27 October 2020, North Rhine-Westphalia, Mönchengladbach: Football: Champions League, Group stage, Group B, 2nd matchday, Borussia Mönchengladbach – Real Madrid at the stadium in Borussia-Park. Karim Benzema (r) of Madrid cheers after his goal for the 2:1. Photo: Marius Becker/dpa (Photo by Marius Becker/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Tactical Tuchel the necessary x-factor for Chelsea

“”He is a great competitor. You can tell his will to win as soon as he gets here, right from the first game and that’s what it has been. Picking up some momentum and getting some good results early gave him and the team a lot of confidence moving forward. We are in a good position now. “We have been tactically very strong at the back and very sturdy and tough to break down and able to get good results in the big moments.”

Sometimes it is better to let the source speak for itself, and Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic did just that in the run-up to the Blues’ trip to Spain to clash with Real Madrid. The American international heaped praise on boss Thomas Tuchel, and who would know better than the former Borussia Dortmund product who was given a chance to shine under Tuchel in the Ruhr valley before the German tactician parted ways with the club before heading off to Paris. The measure of improvement seen by Chelsea since his installment on the Stamford Bridge touchline in the wake of Frank Lampard’s sacking has been impressive indeed, and what seemed like a season that was on the verge of taking a dive off a cliff, the Blues are a handful of matches away from securing a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

Moreover, their run in both the Champions League and the FA Cup has given Chelsea a chance at a double trophy haul this season that no one would have expected if you asked them back in December where the club trajectory would take them. Tuchel has won fourteen of his twenty-one matches in charge, drawing another five, and only being bested by West Bromwich Albion and FC Porto. Chelsea’s tactical improvements have been on display all over the pitch, and the increased performances by the aforementioned Pulisic, Kai Havertz, and to an extend Timo Werner, have only pushed them forward even more. It is still not perfect, but Chelsea’s improved collective tactical understanding since Tuchel has quickly sunk his teeth into the club has been considerable, giving them a sneaky outside chance at European success this season.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Chelsea’s Timo Werner (left) celebrates scoring their side’s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at London Stadium. Picture date: Saturday April 24, 2021. (Photo by Andy Rain/PA Images via Getty Images)


Real Madrid team news vs Chelsea

Zinedine Zidane will be without a handful of his squad when Real Madrid greets Chelsea, but there should not be much – or any – difference in the team to what has gotten Los Blancos this far.

The French icon will be unable to call upon countryman Ferland Mendy, Federico Valverde, and Lucas Vázquez. Sergio Ramos is also a doubt for selection, though Zidane may keep him on ice until the second leg at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea team news vs Real Madrid

Thomas Tuchel will not be able to count on the availability of Mateo Kovačić for the first-leg clash with Real Madrid in the Spanish capital, with the Croatian international out through injury.

The German tactician will have a fully available squad to select from apart from the one absentee, with Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, and Christian Pulisic all fighting it out to be included in the expected continued deployment of a front three.


Predicted Real Madrid line-up vs Chelsea

Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds


Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Real Madrid vs Chelsea?
19:00, Tuesday 27 April 2021
What is the prediction for Real Madrid vs Chelsea?
Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea
What are the Real Madrid vs Chelsea betting odds?
Real Madrid 11/8, Draw 21/10, Chelsea 23/10