Only four clubs remain in the Champions League, the most prestigious club competition in the world! Three of them were a part of the European Super League.
But they didn’t receive any sanctions and are free to continue to battle for the trophy they were ready to abandon just a few days ago. Real Madrid vs. Chelsea betting predictions is what we’re here for, so why don’t we jump straight to the chase and see if there’s any value to be found here!
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 23, 2021
Real Madrid Need to Kick Things Off
Florentino Perez and Real Madrid were in the very center of the failed ESL project.
At the moment, Real Madrid are second in La Liga, three points behind Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. Barcelona are third but will fancy their chances of reaching the second spot because they’re two points below Real but with a match to play.
Luka Modrić is still Real Madrid’s key player. The 35-year-old Croat, commonly known as the little magician, is still at the top of his game. The way he’s able to control the ball, create space, and dismantle the opposition’s attacks is just… magical! The way he effortlessly shuts down opposing attacks and sends the perfect through ball into space with just one flick of his trusty right leg… it’s just something else.
Statistically, though, Karim Benzema is the player Chelsea will have to keep tabs on next Tuesday. The 33-year-old Frenchmen is enjoying himself out there, having scored 21 goals and assisted on 7 occasions. He has eight MotM awards this season, which just goes to show you what a gamechanger he is!
Casemiro’s defensive brilliance is not to be taken for granted either! The 29-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder has been superb this season. He rarely made major mistakes, and his contribution to both defensive and attacking ends is always at a remarkable level.
Where to Bet on Champions League Semifinals?
Needless to say, Real Madrid vs. Chelsea betting odds can be found virtually anywhere. Every sportsbook out there offers (generally fair) odds so finding one won’t be troublesome. However, finding a good soccer sportsbook could prove to be more difficult and time-consuming. If you have no time to waste, head on over to our soccer sportsbooks guide and we’ll give you a quick rundown of the best platforms in early 2021!
Chelsea Need to Score a Goal
Tuchel’s men need to score an away goal if they are to qualify for the Champions League final in Turkey. However, that could be troublesome for Chelsea seeing as they’re currently eighth according to scored goals in the ePL. It’s not terrible but it’s not good either, especially considering Real Madrid is on the other end of the pitch.
Well, I reckon the problem lies in the fact Chelsea don’t have a one-player-goal-machine in their roster. Do you know how many goals Chelsea’s best goal scorer has? The answer is six!
Three Chelsea players have six goals: Werner, Jorginho, and Mount…
Whereas most other teams have one “super-scorer” with 10+ goals already. These types of players can decide matches in a jiffy, and that’s what Chelsea needs to get a good result in the first leg.
22-year-old English prodigy, Mason Mount, has been Chelsea’s massive discovery this season. Six goals, four assists, and four man-of-the-match awards for the young English midfielder. But, Chelsea’s defensive line is where all the pressure is going to be next Tuesday.
In fact, Chelsea is the second-best team in Premier League according to conceded goals. Only Pep’s City has conceded fewer goals this season! But, will that be enough to prevent Real Madrid from scoring – can a strong defensive end allow Tuchel’s men to concentrate more on scoring a goal?
Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Betting Predictions
I guess it’s time to wrap this piece up, right? Obviously, this is going to be a tricky encounter. After all, we’re talking about the Champions League semifinals – it was always going to be tricky. The stakes couldn’t be much higher, especially for Chelsea whose CL ticket for next season still isn’t 100% safe.
Real Madrid won’t force aggression early on. They’re bound to take the first half an hour, perhaps even the entire first half, as a testing period. In case they concede, which is something Tuchel might aim for early on, then we’re going to see a totally different (read much more aggressive) plays by Zidane’s men.
We’re all done here, boys and girls! There’s still plenty of time before kickoff so make sure you get your wagers in by then.
Fingers crossed Zidane’s men cruise to the first-leg win!