Real Madrid vs Chelsea Odds & Prediction

Real Madrid vs Chelsea

Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal, front, vies for the ball with Betis’ Borja Iglesias, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Betis at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, April 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Real Madrid vs Chelsea meet in the semifinal first leg of the Champions League on Tuesday, April 27, KO 3:00 pm EST
  • Both teams were initially part of the proposed European Super League
  • We preview the game, look at the odds, and offer a best bet below

Real Madrid vs Chelsea meet at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Tuesday, April 27, kick-off at 3:00 pm EST, in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal. Both clubs are still managing the fallout from the doomed European Super League.

We list the odds, preview Real Madrid vs Chelsea, and offer below the best bet for this huge Champions League match.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total at DraftKings
Real Madrid vs Chelsea REA -1 (+295) | CHE +1 (-375) REA +130| DRAW +220 | CHE +235 Ov 2.5 (+138) | Un 2.5 (-175)

Odds as of April 26

A Win for Chelsea and a Draw for Madrid at the Weekend

Real booked their place in the last four with an impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool, and have generally saved their big performances this season for the UCL, while the Blues from west London secured their place via a nerve-jangling 2-1 aggregate win over Porto. But itโ€™s Chelsea who comes into this game off the back of a win โ€“ a 1-0 away win at West Ham in a London derby โ€“ while at the weekend Los Blancos labored to a disappointing 0-0 draw with Real Betis.

For Madrid, it was disappointing as a win would have taken them top of La Liga but with one eye on this semifinal, they fell below their recent high standards. They do, however, have some excellent UCL history to fall back on, especially in the knockout phase. While they made hard work of the group stage, wins over Atalanta and Liverpool in the round of 16 and quarterfinal stages have set them up perfectly for another tilt at winning this competition.

Tuchel Magic at the Bridge

Chelseaโ€™s progress has been steady throughout and even the departure of Frank Lampard from the managerโ€™s hot seat and the arrival of the experienced Thomas Tuchel did nothing to hinder their UCL progress. Until the close shave against Porto, it has been fairly plain sailing, with their fine win over Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 the pick of the bunch. The Bluesโ€™ weekend success in the East End โ€“ Timo Werner scored the only goal โ€“ will have been the ideal preparation for this huge clash.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea Head-to-Head Stats

10 UCL 2021 Games played 10
6 Wins 7
2 Draws 2
2 Losses 1
18 Goals scored 19
11 Goals conceded 3
146 Goals attempts 112
87 Passing accuracy (%) 85
5,926 Passes completed 4,967
57 Average possession (%) 54

17 Unbeaten for Real

A problem for Chelsea here is they face a Madrid side who have been on a 17-game unbeaten run, during which no team has managed to score more than once against them, and the Betis draw ended a home run of five consecutive wins. Also worth noting is that Los Blancos have conceded just twice in their last five Champions League games and have won nine of their last ten UCL knockout matches โ€“ an outstanding record.

For Tuchelโ€™s Chelsea, in addition to them closing in on a Champions League spot next season โ€“ they are currently fourth in the EPL โ€“ they also have an FA Cup Final against Leicester City upcoming, and so on the eve of this big semifinal, the Blues are in a really good place. The decision to replace Lampard with Tuchel has gone better than the Chelsea board and owner could ever have wished.

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The Germanโ€™s record since arriving at Stamford Bridge has been exemplary, with the only two blemishes being a couple of home defeats early in his tenure, but most spectacular of all has been their away form, with no defeats in Tuchel first ten road trips โ€“ eight of them victories. So, an away trip to Madrid, especially one that is not taking place in the grandeur of the Bernabรฉu Stadium, holds no fears for the Blues.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea Best Bets

While both clubs are still reeling from the implications of their respective roles in the failed European Super League, for 90 minutes at least it will be their actions on the pitch that dictates their short-term futures. Tuchelโ€™s knack of making Chelsea hard to beat will come to the fore here although with Madrid being on a long unbeaten run and with the stakes so high, this will be tight and edgy, For me, the value is very much with a low-scoring, or possibly no-scoring, draw.

Pick: Real Madrid & Chelsea to draw (+220)

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Gary Gowers

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