Chelsea vs Real Madrid betting preview: Champions League odds, tips and predictions | The Sun

Chelsea vs Real Madrid betting preview: Champions League odds, tips and predictions | The Sun


CHELSEA will look to achieve the impossible this week in their Champions League quarter-final second leg showdown with Real Madrid.

Chelsea vs Real Madrid odds

Here are the latest match odds for Chelsea vs Real Madrid.

Chelsea vs Real Madrid betting preview

Achieve the impossible? That might be overdoing it considering Real Madrid only boast a two-goal advantage heading to the second leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. But it would be a remarkable feat given the calibre of opposition and Chelsea's abysmal form.

The Blues suffered yet another defeat over the weekend with visitors Brighton totally outclassing the hosts. The 2-1 defeat means Frank Lampard has lost all three of his games in charge since being given the position of caretaker for the remainder of the campaign.

Chelsea are anchored in 11th in the division, and have gone SIX matches without a victory, scoring just three times and two of those were against relegation-threatened Everton.

But, as Lampard says, “special things can happen” at Stamford Bridge and home supporters will be hoping for just that when Carlo Ancelotti arrives with this reigning European champions.

Los Blancos are knockout machines, and defending their title will be a top priority with the LaLiga title looking out of reach. Barcelona lead the division by 11 points with nine fixtures remaining, and boast a superior goal difference.

Real Madrid secured a routine away win over Cadiz over the weekend, and that's of little surprise given they've scored more goals on the road than any other top-flight Spanish side. They've also registered at least once in their last seven UCL games on foreign soil.

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Chelsea vs Real Madrid key stats

  • In each of the past two seasons, the winner of this Champions League tie has gone on to win the competition
  • Chelsea are winless in their last six matches in all competitions
  • Chelsea have only lost one home game in the Champions League in the last two seasons (W7, D1)
  • The Blues have progressed from five of their last seven Champions League ties when losing the first leg away from home
  • Real Madrid have won their last five UCL knockout matches
  • Los Blancos have progressed from 18 of their 19 Champions League knockout ties in which they have won the first leg by at least two clear goals

Chelsea vs Real Madrid best bets

Karim Benzema to score

Don't overthink it. Karim Benzema scores goals, and he's been on fire lately.

The Frenchman, 35, has netted eight goals in his last seven appearances in all competitions, including back-to-back hat-tricks against Valladolid and Barcelona.

He's also registered 14 goals and two assists in Real Madrid's last nine knockout ties. Benzema has scored six goals in five meetings against Chelsea, and has netted in each of the last three.


Karim Benzema to score anytime at 11/8 with bet365

Real Madrid to conquer

Given Chelsea's struggles, and Real Madrid's happy habit of winning on the road – this feels overpriced.

The visitors are 7/5 to win the contest inside 90 minutes with bet365, and improve their excellent record against English clubs. They've won three of their last four away matches against Premier League clubs, including last month's 5-2 thrashing of Liverpool at Anfield.

In their last three games, Chelsea have conceded a whopping 53 goals attempts with Brighton registering 26 efforts on goal and 10 on target on Saturday afternoon.


Real Madrid to win inside 90 minutes at 7/5 with bet365

Kai Havertz to be booked

Believe it or not, Kai Havertz has committed more fouls than any other Chelsea player in the Premier League season (54). It's not even close with Mason Mount next on that list with 28 fouls.

In fact, he's committed more fouls than Rodri, Joelinton, Douglas Luiz and Tomas Soucek.

The feisty German playmaker, 23, has collected four bookings in 29 top-flight matches, and received a caution in last season's quarter-final defeat against Real Madrid.


Kai Havertz to be booked at 5/1 with bet365

How to watch Chelsea vs Real Madrid

  • Location: Stamford Bridge, London, England.
  • Time: Tuesday, April 18, 20:00 BST
  • Where to watch: BT Sport 1

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