Last year’s Champions League winners are set to face the historic Chelsea in a battle for the semi-finals, will last year’s champions prevail over Chelsea, or will their star-studded squad surprise the blancos this time around? Read on to see our predictions & betting tips.
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Real Madrid vs Chelsea Stats & Facts
- For the third year in a row, Real Madrid and Chelsea are going to compete against one other in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. While Chelsea won at the semi-final stage in 2020-21 on their way to becoming champions, Real Madrid won at the quarter-final stage in 2021-22 on their way to becoming champions. Chelsea finally won the championship.
- In European competition, Chelsea has faced Real Madrid seven times, and they have only been victorious once. As a matter of fact, Chelsea has the lowest percentage of losses versus Real Madrid (14%) of any team that has played them five or more times in Europe.
- Real Madrid has won nine of the ten two-legged knockout ties that they have played against English clubs in the UEFA Champions League. This includes each of the last three in a row, which were the quarterfinal match against Chelsea in 2021-22, the semifinal match against Manchester City in 2021-22, and the sixteenth-round match against Liverpool this season.
- After playing nine matches against Spanish teams in the knockout round of the UEFA Champions League, Chelsea has only lost one of those matches (W3 05), and they have gone unbeaten in three of those away encounters (W2 DI).
- Since their loss to Barcelona by a score of 0-2 in the semi-final of the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League season, Real Madrid has scored in each of their past 30 home knockout games in the competition.
- The Spanish side advanced past the knockout round of seven consecutive matches between 2012–13 and 2017–18 in which they played the first leg of the match at home. However, the Spanish side was eliminated from two of the three matches of this type that they have played afterward.
Real Madrid Vs Chelsea Squadlists
Here are the players that Carlo Ancelotti and Frank Lampard have at their disposal in this stunning Champions League encounter
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin, Luis Lopez
Defenders: Eder Militao, David Alaba, Antonio Rudiger, Nacho Fernandez, Jesus Vallejo, Ferland Mendy, Daniel Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, Alvaro Odrizola
Midfielders: Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Luka Modric
Strikers: Vinicius Junior, Eden Hazard, Rodrygo, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Alvaro Rodriguez, Mariano Diaz
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Gabriel Slonina, Marcus Bettinelli
Defenders: Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, Kalidou Koulibaly, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Marc Cucurella, Ben Chilwel, Lewis Hall, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta
Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Denis Zakaria, Enzo Fernandes, Mateo Kovacic, Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-cheek, Carney Chukuwuemeka, Mason Mount
Strikers: Mykhalo Mudryk, Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic, Noni Madueke, Hakim Ziyech, Joao Felix, Armando Broja, David Datro Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Injuries/Out: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mason Mount, Noni Madueke, Raheem Sterling
Chelsea vs Real Madrid H2H
- Chelsea have the lowest percentage of losses against Real Madrid out of all the major European clubs.
- Out of a total of four matches played against one another, Real Madrid has won one, Chelsea two, and one draw.
- Real Madrid has a total of 14 titles, Chelsea pales in comparison as they only have two UCL titles.
- Real Madrid hasn’t managed to keep a clean sheet in the past six matches against Chelsea.
- Both teams have scored in 5/6 matches played.
- Surprisingly aggressive, there has been more than 4.5 cards in 4/5 encounters.
Looking at Chelsea’s spell in the Premier League may lead you to believe that this will be a disappointing first leg for them, however don’t let your first impression deceive you. Chelsea has been without a permanent manager for a hot minute. Real Madrid however do present a good argument for themselves after their 4-0 exhibition-like win against rivals Barcelona. Scoring this amount of goals shows their ability to break a team down and capitalise on their chances.
Going off of the all-time statistic, it’s highly likely that both teams will score in this encounter. It’d be a good idea to put this bet onto your accumulator. Matches between these two teams rarely end in only one team scoring.
BTTS Verdict: Yes
Following Real Madrid’s over/under streak. There has been over 2.5 goals in 5/6 of their recent games. Real Madrid has also been the first to score in 5/5 of their most recent matches. Referencing their win against Barcelona, I’m inclined to think that they’ll score quite a few goals past Chelsea. With another statistic to boot this is more believable, Chelsea is currently in a losing streak of 4 games, maybe they can switch it around for this once-in-a-season encounter though.
Verdict: Over 2.5