Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will meet in the eight-finals of the Champions League. Atletico Madrid tied two bad results but is also the first in La Liga, three points ahead of Real Madrid. Chelsea is playing in good shape, Thomas Tuchel has found a recipe for victories, and reinforcements show class.
February 23rd, 2021 – 21:00
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Predictions
The Spanish side suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Levante on Saturday and will have a lot to improve on when Chelsea visits. Known for their defensive mettle, Atleti have failed badly in recent matches, keeping just one clean sheet in 10 and none in the last seven. It couldn’t get better in the Levante loss, with defender Jose Maria Gimenez getting injured. That loss marked the third time in five matches that Atletico have conceded two goals, and it was their second straight winless game at home. In the Champions League group stages, Atletico managed to get through with just two wins, but they’re unbeaten in five. The hosts have a 13-match unbeaten run at home in the Champions League. Joao Felix enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy. Diego Simeone seeks responsibility in every game, and it doesn’t matter who the opponent is. The players have to do their best, which is why he is one of the best coaches in the world.
Chelsea’s winning run was halted in their last game as they drew 1-1 with Southampton. They had five straight wins before the Southampton clash and head to Madrid unbeaten in eight matches. New manager Thomas Tuchel has done well so far, but against Atletico, it will be a new kind of test – his strongest opponent so far. The coach will hope the controversy over his comments on Callum Hudson Odoi after the Southampton game does not blow up in the squad. The forward was withdrawn just 25 minutes after being sent on at the start of the second half and cut a forlorn figure as he sat back among the reserves. Chelsea is, however, on a four-match unbeaten streak away from home, which they’ll be hoping to extend. Christian Pulisic plays fantastic and creates a lot of problems for the opponent’s defense. Many teams are ready to give a fortune for the arrival of this guy. Timo Werner is a tremendous player, and in the one-on-one game, he is unstoppable. A great reinforcement, he was a favorite of RB Leipzig fans.
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Chelsea is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Atletico Madrid will meet the expectations and deliver a win.
We can expect a big fight between these two teams, and both of them should be able to score. We don’t believe either side will keep the clean sheet.