Real Madrid Vs Chelsea Early Preview - 2021 UCL Semi Finals 1st Leg

Real Madrid Vs Chelsea Early Preview – 2021 UCL Semi Finals 1st Leg

Written by on April 19, 2021

Based on the early odds, Real Madrid versus Chelsea should be a super competitive match. The Blues are a +209 chalk. Take away the draw, though, and Chelsea falls to +½ and -169. Even Real Madrid offers above even money odds to win in regulation. Check out early Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for the first 2021 UEFA Champions League Semifinal.  

Champions League Semi Final First-Leg: Real Madrid Vs Chelsea Early Odds

Real Madrid Vs Chelsea Odds & Match Info

  • When: Tuesday, April 27 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Where: Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain 

Why bet on Real Madrid versus Chelsea?

Real may be the hottest club team in the world. Not only did Real beat Liverpool in their 2-match aggregate to stamp their ticket to this semis, but Real also beat rival Barcelona 2-1 in the El Clasico. Right now, Real is playing as well as any team in any league. That includes playing as well as Manchester City. It’s difficult to go against Real Madrid versus any squad left fighting for the Champions League title.   

Real Madrid Last 5 as of April 18

  • D – 0-0 vs. Getafe
  • D – 0-0 vs. Liverpool
  • W – 2-1 vs. Barcelona
  • W – 3-1 vs. Liverpool
  • W – 2-0 vs. Eibar

Real Madrid predicted starting lineup

  • Curtois
  • Nacho
  • Militao
  • Mendy
  • Valverde
  • Casemiro
  • Kroos
  • Modric
  • Benzema
  • Junior
  • Asensio

Why bet on Chelsea versus Real Madrid?

Save for a 2-to-5 loss to West Bromwich on April 3, the Blues have rocked it. They beat Liverpool 1-0 on March 4. On March 17, they knocked Atletico Madrid from the UCL with a 2-0 win. Then on April 7, Chelsea beat Porto 2-0. Although Porto got to the Blues with a 1-0 victory on April 13, we shouldn’t hold that against Chelsea. The Blues knew they had a goal to spare. So they didn’t push for the victory. Chelsea has played great in the past two to three months. They don’t figure to let up in the semis in their first match versus Real.

Chelsea Last 5 as of April 18

  • W – 1-0 vs. Man City
  • L – 0-1 vs. Porto
  • W – 1-4 vs. Crystal Palace
  • W – 0-2 vs. Porto
  • L – 2-5 vs. West Bromwich

Chelsea predicted starting lineup

  • Mendy
  • Silva
  • Rudiger
  • Azpilicueta
  • Jorginho
  • Kante
  • Chilwell
  • James
  • Giroud
  • Ziyech
  • Pulisic

Chelsea versus Real Madrid Final Betting Analysis

Chelsea is worth a look for sure. On January 26, the Blues hired former Paris Saint-Germain coach and manager Thomas Tuchel. Since Tuchel’s hire, Chelsea has been close to unbeatable. 

In eighteen matches, Tuchel has managed Chelsea to 13 wins, 4 draws, and 2 losses. The man knows what he’s doing, which is why the Blues are a play against here.

Tuchel understands that beating Real Madrid on the road is asking a lot. So instead of pushing his fellas to get the victory, he will try for either a draw or a 1-goal loss. The 1-goal loss looks more promising than the draw.

Why? Real Madrid is loaded. Zinedine Zidane’s squad is like a machine. Zidane has a ton of options. So many that he can start a top player like Isco or bring him off the bench and the team doesn’t miss a beat. 

Real Madrid is playing as well as any team on the planet. Couple that with the fact Tuchel will have a conservative strategy, and RM becomes the obvious moneyline play.

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