Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Chelsea welcome Atletico Madrid to Stamford Bridge for the second-leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday at 8pm.
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Predictions
Olivier Giroud’s stunning overhead-kick gave Thomas Tuchel’s side an away goal advantage back to Stamford Bridge for their second-leg of the tie. However, the job is by means done for the Blues who welcome the La Liga leaders who hold a six-point gap over second-placed Real Madrid.
Since their defeat to the Londoners, Diego Simeone’s side have won two of their league games and drawn two. Atleti drew to a struggling Getafe on the weekend despite dominating the game with 73% of the possession and playing the last 20 minutes with an extra man after Getafe lost Allan Nyom to a straight red card.
Tuchel’s stunning Premier League record was kept intact on the weekend as they drew away to Leeds United. The German is now unbeaten in his 12 games in charge of the Blues, however, will have been hoping for his side to earn a valuable three points on Saturday in their hopes for a top-four finish.
We saw in last season’s Champions League that Atletico can come over to England and claw a result from the jaws of defeat with their stunning 2-3 away win at Anfield which saw them dump the current champions out of the competition in stunning fashion.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Match Stats
Chelsea have not tasted defeat in this year’s Champions League after winning four of their six group stage games and drawing the other two. The Blues have also only conceded just two goals across their seven games in the competition so far this season whilst scoring 15 times at the other end with Olivier Giroud leading their goal tally with six in the competition.
In comparison’s Simeone’s typically rigid defence has conceded nine goals in the competition this season with four of them coming away to Bayern Munich in the group stages. With only two wins to their name this season in the competition it could be seen as the Madrid side having one eye still on their charge for the La Liga title.
23 February 2021 – Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea – Champions League
5 December 2017 – Chelsea 1-1 Atletico Madrid – Champions League
27 September 2017 – Atletico Madrid 1-2 Chelsea – Champions League
30 April 2014 – Chelsea 1-3 Atletico Madrid – Champions League
22 April 2014 – Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea – Champions League
31 August 2012 – Atletico Madrid 4-1 Chelsea – UEFA Super Cup
The two sides have shared wins out quite evenly between them over their recent meetings but Chelsea will hope they can make their slender away goal advantage from the first leg count with a place in the quarter-finals on the cards for Thomas Tuchel and his side.