Real Madrid, the current champions of the Champions League, will play host to Chelsea in the first leg of their quarterfinal matchup in the competition on Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabeu. This matchup features the last two teams to win Europe’s most coveted footballing prize.
Carlo Ancelotti will return to manage the Blues after guiding them to a 6-2 aggregate victory over Liverpool in the round of 16, while the Blues overturned a 1-0 deficit in the first leg of their match against Borussia Dortmund to win 2-1.
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At Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid has won five of their last six matches in the Champions League, scoring 15 goals while only allowing 6 to be scored against them. They suffered one defeat but did not share a single match in any way.
In the Champions League, Chelsea had a very respectable record of four victories out of six away matches. Throughout those matches, they scored nine goals while only allowing six to be scored against them. They did not record any draws but instead went down in loss twice.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Stats
- Real Madrid have not lost 22 of the last 24 home matches
- Real Madrid have scored in 22 of the last 24 home matches
- Real Madrid have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Chelsea have not won 10 of the last 11 away matches
- In 10 of the last 12 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
Real Madrid Squad
Ancelotti will select the starting XI for the upcoming match against Chelsea from the players listed below:
Junior, Valverde, Courtois, Militao, Alaba, Kroos, Rüdiger, Benzema, Rodrygo, Tchouameni, Carvajal, Modric, Camavinga, Mendy, Fernandez, Ceballos, Asensio, Vazquez, Lunin, Hazard, Odriozola, Vallejo, Ramos, Rodriguez, Diaz.
Frank Lampard will select his starting lineup from the following players:
Mendy, Slonina, Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Chilwell, Badiashile, Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, Cucurella, James, Silva, Chalobah, Fofana, Chukwuemeka, Pulisic, Gallagher, Zakaria, Fernandez, Ziyech, Havertz, Hall, Mount, Kovacic, Mudryk, Kanté, Madueke, Loftus-Cheek, Broja, Fofana, Felix, Aubameyang, Sterling.
Full Time Betting
Real Madrid has recorded a record of six wins, two draws, and two defeats in their most recent ten matches played at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu across all competitions. In their most recent 10 games played away from home, Chelsea has one victory, three draws, and six losses.
Real Madrid should have a positive attitude about scoring on Wednesday against Chelsea because the Blues have only kept a clean sheet once in their past 10 games away from home. The home team has successfully kept a clean sheet in five of their last ten matches played on their own turf.
Verdict: Home Win
The previous encounter between Chelsea and Real Madrid ended with Real Madrid claiming a 3-1 victory. Chelsea, however, won the most recent match between the two teams by a score of 2-3.
In the last six matches between Real Madrid playing at home and Chelsea away from home, both clubs have reached the back of the net five times each.
Real Madrid scored two goals on average per game, and Chelsea scored 1.67 goals on average; there were four instances in the previous six meetings between Real Madrid and Chelsea in which there were more than 2.5 goals scored.
Both teams scored a goal in five of these matches. Real Madrid’s most recent ten matches included an average of 2.3 goals scored by the team, with six of those matches including over 2.5 goals scored. In two of Chelsea’s most recent ten matches across all competitions, more than 2.5 goals were scored by either team.
Verdict: Under 2.5 Goals