The fist-leg of this season’s Champions League Semifinals happen on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, Real Madrid hosts Chelsea in what many believe will be a close match. Both teams are in fine form heading into their April 27 clash. Check out Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Chelsea at Real Madrid.
UCL Semi Final First-Leg: Real Madrid Favored Over Chelsea
Real Madrid Vs Chelsea Odds – First-Leg Match Info
- When: Tuesday, April 27 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain
Why bet on Real Madrid versus Chelsea?
The way Real easily handled English Premier League squad Liverpool implies RM is ready to roll versus the Blues. Real beat Liverpool 3-1 in the first leg. They then coasted in the second match, forcing a 0-0 draw. Chelsea is in much better form than the Reds. So beating the Blues won’t be easy but Real Madrid is doing everything right and shouldn’t take a backward step in this.
Real Madrid Last 5
- D – 0-0 vs. Real Betis
- W – 3-0 vs. Cadiz
- D – 0-0 vs. Getafe
- D – 0-0 vs. Liverpool
- W – 2-1 vs. Barcelona
Real Madrid predicted starting lineup
Why bet on Chelsea versus Real Madrid?
Chelsea faced Porto, whom many didn’t believe was on the same level as Real Madrid opponent Liverpool, in the quarterfinals. Still, the Blues built a 2-0 aggregate lead. What impressed so much was how Chelsea scored 2 goals and blanked Porto in the road match. Porto won the second match 1-0 but Chelsea played a more defensive game. Chelsea drew with Brighton & Hove and beat West Ham in their last couple of matches. They should carry some momentum into this.
Chelsea Last 5
- W – 1-0 vs. West Ham
- D – 0-0 vs. Brighton & Hove
- W – 1-0 vs. Man City
- L – 0-1 vs. Porto
- W – 1-4 vs. Crystal Palace
Chelsea predicted starting lineup
Chelsea versus Real Madrid Final Betting Analysis
Real has done almost everything right. We must throw in the caveat statement because Zinedine Zidane’s squad hasn’t shown the same scoring flair that they did just two weeks ago. RM has drawn in 3 of their last 5 matches.
All 3 draws were 0-0, which means the defense is playing great but the offense, and there doesn’t seem to be an excuse, hasn’t performed as well.
Zidane’s crew, though, did drop 3 goals onto Cadiz. So if Zinedine gets the right lineup on the pitch, Real has the ability to score goals against Chelsea.
Still, the Blues rely on their defense. Chelsea will play this as close to a draw as possible. Real remains the pick but the home side has no room for error. A single goal victory is the prediction.
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