Chelsea vs Real Madrid
Europe – UEFA Champions League
Date: wednesday, 5 May 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium.
Football fans have an exciting weekend of action ahead, with the semi-finals of the Champions League played on Tuesday and Wednesday evening before the Europa League takes over. There’s plenty for lovers of English football to keep tabs on with Manchester City and Chelsea fighting in the last four of UEFA’s premier competition.
Will the Premier League have a representative in this season’s final for the first time since Liverpool beat Tottenham? London club Chelsea welcome La Liga champions Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, and you can follow the action live on TV from 20:00 GMT.
Armchair fans are guaranteed a gripping 90 minutes with extra time and penalties available if needed. With the game involving two previous winners of the trophy, we could see this one go right down to the wire.
Those trying to predict how this game might go may want to take their clues from the stats. Fans of the Blues will take heart from the trends as not only do their club boast the home advantage for this game, Chelsea is also unbeaten against Madrid in four previous meetings. The head-to-head scores read two wins for Chelsea and two draws.
The tie hangs in the balance following a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Madrid. Which team will keep their cool and claim a place in this month’s final? The 22bet football team offer their thoughts.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams have met only four times since 1998.
- The visitor has recorded two of the three wins.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- Both teams have scored in three of the four games.
- Only one of their four fixtures has ended in a draw.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid Prediction
An extremely tight contest in Spain saw Chelsea and Real Madrid draw 1-1 in their Champions League semi-final first leg. The two sides do battle once again at Stamford Bridge with Real Madrid knowing that they have to score at least once if they wish to overcome the Blues and reach the final.
That won’t prove easy against a Chelsea outfit extremely well drilled defensively.
The hosts have kept nine clean sheets in their last ten games at Stamford Bridge in all competitions and head coach Thomas Tuchel will likely prioritise defensive stability here, with a view to utilising his side’s pace going forward at every opportunity in a bid to catch Real Madrid out on the break.
Three of their last six matches in all competitions have seen Zinedine Zidane’s men fail to score and much will rely on Los Blancos striker Karim Benzema, who netted their only goal in the first leg. A tense contest looks on the cards with both teams well aware just how crucial the first goal may turn out to be in this second leg. T
he first leg in Madrid saw under 2.5 goals scored over the course of 90 minutes and the same outcome should be backed in this one.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid Team News
Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Pulisic; Werner
Unavailable: Kovacic (Injured)
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Courtois; Valverde, Ramos, Militao, Nacho; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Junior
Unavailable: Carvajal (Injured), Varane (Injured), Vazquez (Injured)
Questionable: Mendy (Injured)