Top LaLiga squad Atletico Madrid takes on Premier League team Chelsea on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League battle. Atletico, the home team, is a slight favorite on the moneyline and handicap. Can the Blues continue their hot play? Or will Atletico win the first leg in the two leg aggregate? Check out analysis, Champions League odds, and free picks for Atletico Madrid versus Chelsea.
Champions League: Atletico Madrid Vs Chelsea Preview, Odds, and Free Pick
Atletico Madrid Vs Chelsea
- When: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: National Arena, Madrid, Spain
Why bet on Atletico Madrid against Chelsea?
When the home squad is on top of their game, they’re difficult to beat. In LaLiga, Atletico has 17 wins, 2 losses, and 4 draws. They’ve got a 6-point lead over Real Madrid. AM has a 9-point lead over Barcelona.
For Atletico to beat Chelsea, all they must do is transfer their LaLiga form. Also, this match happens on Atletico’s pitch, giving them another edge over the Blues.
Atletico Madrid Last 5
- D – 1-1 vs. Levante
- W – 2-1 vs. Granada
- D – 2-2 vs. Celta Vigo
- W – 4-2 vs. Cadiz
- W – 3-1 vs. Valencia
Atletico Madrid predicted starting lineup
Why bet on Chelsea against Atletico Madrid?
Chelsea is on fire. The Blues haven’t lost a match since Jan. 3. The loss made sense as well because Chelsea took on top club squad Manchester City.
The Blues have played so well in the English Premier League that they’ve climbed to fourth place behind City, Man U., and Leicester. Atletico may be the better overall team, but the Blues are playing at a different level. Give the road squad a chance.
Chelsea Last 5
- D – 1-1 vs. Southampton
- W – 2-0 vs. Newcastle
- W – 1-0 vs. Barnsley
- W – 2-1 vs. Sheffield
- W – 1-0 vs. Tottenham
Chelsea predicted starting lineup
Atletico Madrid Vs Chelsea Final Betting Analysis
On Feb. 17, Atletico drew 1-1 with Levante. On Feb. 20, Levante beat Atletico 2-0. Although Levante versus Atletico is a rivalry game, and, therefore, we can’t read too much into it, there’s no doubt that Chelsea is in better form.
More importantly? Barcelona played like a second-tier squad in their loss to Paris Saint-German last week. Comparing Barcelona to Atletico Madrid may not be fair, but it sort of feels like this is a down year in the UCL for all LaLiga teams.
Chelsea offers better than fair odds. AM could prove us wrong and beat the Blues. But we’ll go with the hot EPL squad over the struggling La Liga team.
Soccer Free Pick: Chelsea