Two of the top teams left in the Champions League begin their Round of 8 matchup on Wednesday when Real Madrid heads to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea. The Blues host the LaLiga power in the first leg. Will Chelsea grab the aggregate lead or will Real prove why so many believe they can win the Champions League? Check out Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Chelsea versus Real Madrid.
Real Madrid versus Chelsea Betting Odds | UCL Quarter Finals Analysis for 1st Leg Match
Real Madrid at Chelsea – UEFA Champions League Betting Info
- When: Wednesday, April 6 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Stamford Bridge, London, England
Why Real Madrid will beat Chelsea
The last time Real faced a top Champions League opponent, they dominated. Real blasted Paris Saint-Germain 3-1, knocking out the preseason favorite to win the Champions League. Not only did Real Madrid send Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe out of the CL with a loss, but they’ve also played great versus their Primera Division opponents save for an 0-4 loss to Barcelona.
Real Madrid Last 5
- W – 1-2 vs. Celta Vigo
- L – 0-4 vs. Barcelona
- W – 0-3 vs. Mallorca
- W – 3-1 vs. Paris Saint-Germain
- W – 4-1 vs. Real Sociedad
Real Madrid predicted starting lineup
Why Chelsea will beat Real Madrid
During the Round of 16, the Blues easily handled Lille. Chelsea followed up the Lille victory with a 2-0 win against Middlesbrough. The loss to Brentford looks worrisome, but the Blues know they have only a small shot of catching Liverpool and Man City and winning the Premier League. Thomas Tuchel is pointing most of Chelsea’s resources towards winning the CL. Repeating as Champions League titlists involves grabbing an aggregate lead over Real Madrid.
Chelsea Last 5
- L – 1-4 vs. Brentford
- W – 0-2 vs. Middlesbrough
- W – 1-2 vs. Lille
- W – 1-0 vs. Newcastle United
- W – 1-3 vs. Norwich City
Chelsea predicted starting lineup
Final Betting Analysis: Real Madrid at Chelsea
There are a couple of things to consider before backing either squad. First, Chelsea is going through some major changes. Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich is selling the team.
One of the suitors is the Ricketts family, which also owns the Chicago Cubs. Chelsea players must be worried to death that the Ricketts will gut the Blues the way they gutted the Cubs.
That had to have worked on the players’ minds in the loss to Brentford. The second thing to consider is why Real lost so badly to rival Barcelona.
Karim Benzema didn’t put on the cleats in the El Clasico’s latest rendition. Benzema played in the match against Celta Vigo, a 2-1 Real Madrid victory. Benzema looked great in the win. Overall, Real is in better form than Chelsea. T
The Blues are worried about their future while Real is ready to roll. Carlo Ancelotti’s squad looks like an easy winner. Grab the overlay +265 odds on Real to upset the Blues.
Champions League Pick: Real Madrid +265