Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will meet in the Champions League eight-finals second leg. Atletico drew with Getafe on the road, they are still first on the table in La Liga, but Barcelona came closer. The guests are playing in good shape, and with the arrival of Tuchel, the team is more efficient. The goal is to earn a place among the top four teams at the end of the season.
March 17th, 2021 – 21:00
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
Chelsea has been very stable since the arrival of German manager Thomas Tuchel, and they will hope the stability continues this Wednesday when they play host to Spanish side Atletico Madrid. The two sides will be contesting for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals, with Chelsea leading this tie 1-0. Both sides are coming from 0-0 draws in their last matches in their domestic leagues, and going to this game, we expect defensive masterclasses. Chelsea’s improvement under Tuchel has been down to astute defending, and going to this game, they have five straight clean sheets after their draw with Leeds United. The Blues lead this tie 1-0 from the first leg, courtesy of Olivier Giroud’s goal, and will be hoping they can defend their slim lead against this Atleti side with very good forwards. Christian Pulisic plays fantastically and creates a lot of problems for the defensive team. Many teams are ready to give a fortune for the arrival of this guy. Timo Werner is an awesome player, and in the one-on-one game, he is unstoppable. A great reinforcement, he was a favorite of RB Leipzig fans.
On the other hand, Atletico is coming from a draw with Getafe, leaving them with just two wins in the last five matches. They’ve been a bit off-color lately and, as a result, have had their lead in La Liga significantly cut. In three of their last six matches, they’ve failed to score, and in only one of the previous nine games, have they won by two clear goals. Atletico has two wins in their last six Champions League matches, and they have three wins in 11 away matches in the competition. 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.
It will be a very solid clash in which both sides will have the opportunity to move on. It will not be surprising if the game ends in a draw.
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.