Champions League Semifinal: Chelsea-Real Madrid odds, picks & prediction
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Chelsea and Real Madrid played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg on Tuesday, April 27 in Madrid. American star Christian Pulisic scored in the 14th minute to give the Blues a 1-0 lead. But Karim Benzema scored the equalizer in the 29th minute and neither team found the back of the net in the second half. But with Chelsea tallying an away goal, things are set up for a wildly fascinating matchup for the second leg on Wednesday, May 5, and a very interesting list of Chelsea-Real Madrid odds. The side that emerges victorious Wednesday afternoon will advance to play Manchester City in the Champions League Final on May 29.
Rob Dauster is here to preview the Chelsea-Real Madrid odds for the second leg of their Champions League Semifinal match at 3:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 5.
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- Manchester City -200
- Chelsea +310
- Real Madrid +500
UCL SEMIFINALS: CHELSEA-REAL MADRID ODDS
CHELSEA (EPL) vs. REAL MADRID (LA LIGA), 3 p.m. ET
MONEYLINE: Chelsea +115 ML, Real Madrid +255 ML, Draw +240 ML
OVER/UNDER: 2.5 goals (+104/-129)
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Before we get into the meat of this post, a quick explainer for those that aren’t aware of the away goals rules in the Champions League. For ties that are two legs, the team that scores the most away goals will advance in the event of a draw. Chelsea and Madrid drew 1-1 in Madrid. That means that if there is a 0-0 draw today, Chelsea will advance. If there is a 2-2 draw, Madrid will advance. If there is a 1-1 draw, we head to extra time.
What that means is that Chelsea will essentially be sitting on a lead heading into today’s match at Stamford Bridge; they advance if they keep a clean sheet. And given the way that the Blues have been playing since Thomas Tuchel took over, that seems like the objective. Chelsea are allowing just 0.58 xG per game in the Premier League and the Champions League in the 23 matches since Tuchel took charge. They have lost just two of those 23 games, and there have been more than two goals scored in just three of those 23 matches.
And more to the point, Chelsea drew against Madrid in the first league, but they were completely dominant. They allowed just 0.31 xG in the match — the joint-lowest total for Madrid in 45 matches this season — and created chances on the counter. On the whole, Chelsea probably deserved a victory. Given that this has been the best defensive team in the world for the last four months, I really don’t expect much to change here.
So I love all unders here. You can get under 2.5 at (-125). You can get under 2.25 at (+108). And if you think that this game is going to be a 0-0 or 1-0 Chelsea, you can get under 2 goals at (+160). I think there is pretty good value on all of those numbers.
Oh, and one other bet that is interesting: The odds on betting ‘No’ on both teams scoring is (+100).