Chelsea travels to Santiago Bernabeau hoping to get a leg up, or at least force a draw, versus the defending Champions League titlists, Real Madrid. The Blues managed to score a victory against Dortmund in the second leg of their Round of 16 match. Real Madrid beat up Liverpool in their Round of 16 aggregate.
Which UEFA power gets the edge after Wednesday’s first leg?
Keep reading for Champions League betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Real Madrid versus Chelsea.
UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals First Leg Real Madrid vs. Chelsea | MyBookie Soccer Preview
Real Madrid vs. Chelsea UEFA Game Info | Updated Champions League Odds
When: Wednesday, April 12 at 3:00 pm ET
Where: Santiago Bernabeau, Madrid, Spain
Handicap Odds: Chelsea +0.5 +115 / Real Madrid -0.5 -147
Moneyline Odds: Real Madrid -142 / Chelsea +400 / Draw +280
Total Odds: O 2.5 -107 / U 2.5 -118
Why Chelsea is a Good Bet versus Real Madrid
The Blues have a win, 2 losses, and 2 draws in their last 5. Chelsea’s victory came against Leicester City. But since then, the Blues haven’t played great soccer, drawing twice, versus Everton and Liverpool, and falling to Aston Villa and Wolverhampton.
However, all of those matches were Premier League contests. Chelsea, who has an interim head coach and manager in Frank Lampard, have 39 points in the EPL. The Blues are focused solely on the Champions League, which makes them a dangerous road squad in this.
Chelsea Last 5
- L – 1-0 vs. Wolverhampton
- D – 0-0 vs. Liverpool
- L – 0-2 vs. Aston Villa
- D – 2-2 vs. Everton
- W – 1-3 vs. Leicester City
Chelsea Expected Starting Lineup
Why Real Madrid is a Good Bet versus Chelsea
Real is picking their spots. Carlo Ancelotti knows that securing a La Liga Primera Division trophy isn’t in the cards this season.
Barcelona has a 13 points lead over Real. Ancelotti won’t push for a La Liga title when El Blanco can still win the Copa del Rey, which is why Real blasted Barcelona 4-0 in the second-leg. Ancelotti’s team will be dialed in on Wednesday.
Real Madrid Last 5
- L – 2-3 vs. Villareal
- W – 0-4 vs. Barcelona
- W – 6-0 vs. Real Valladolid
- L – 2-1 vs. Barcelona
- W – 1-0 vs. Liverpool
Real Madrid Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: Chelsea at Real Madrid
Chelsea will fight hard, but on paper and visually, this is a mismatch. The Blues got lucky against Dortmund.
The German Bundesliga team isn’t close to being as talented as Real Madrid. So not only must Chelsea face a much better team in the quarterfinals than they did in the Round of 16, but the Blues must also beat a laser focused team on their pitch.
Ancelotti’s squad beat Liverpool 5-2 in the first leg of Real’s Round of 16 aggregate. Then in the second leg, Real got by Pool 1-0.
Real won’t let a team like Chelsea stand in their way of a repeat. Also, with so many changes happening at Stamford Bridge, it’s difficult seeing the Blues stepping it up versus one of the top teams on the planet.
Real wins this. Don’t be surprised if Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and the rest dominate =Chelsea by multiple goals.
Champions League Pick: Real Madrid -142 | Bet Chelsea at Real Madrid Today
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HIGHLIGHTS: Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool | Reds exit Champions League at the Bernabeu
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