Chelsea travel to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. Who will take the initiative in this clash between the 2022 Champions League winners and the 2021 champions? This post contains our Real Madrid vs Chelsea predictons, bet builder tips, probable line-ups, free bets, best odds and how to watch the game in TV and live stream!
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When is & How to watch Real Madrid v Chelsea?
Real Madrid host Chelsea at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12 for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter finals.
Kick-off time is 8pm (UK time).
The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 7pm BST.
Subscribers can also watch the game live online via the BT Sport app and website.
- 8:00 pm: Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Real Madrid v Chelsea Betting PreviewReal Madrid beat Barcelona 4-0 in their Copa del Rey semi-final second leg tie last week but suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat against Villarreal at the weekend as that all but ended their La Liga title hopes. Los Blancos are 13 points behind the Catalans in the league table after 28 games and they need a dramatic turnaround if they are to retain their title. Carlo Ancelotti's men will be fully focused on the Champions League, after topping their group and hammering Liverpool 6-2 on aggregate in the Round of 16.
Chelsea lost 1-0 at Wolves at the weekend in Frank Lampard’s first game, as the former Blues' legend replaced the sacked Graham Potter. The Londoners are winless in the last four outings and have dropped to 11th position in the Premier League table, 17 points off fourth with eight games remaining. They have failed to score in their last three league outings heading into this clash. As for the Champions League, Chelsea topped their group (which included AC Milan, Dinamo Zagreb and Salzburg) and then beat Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16.
The bookmakers see Real Madrid as the favourites to win the upcoming game with their odds continuosly shortening. The best price for a home win is 4/6 with Unibet, while the Blues are available at 24/5 with Bet UK. The draw is backable at 3/1 with Betfred.
Team News & Probable Line-Ups
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Modric, Camavinga, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
Carlo Ancelotti rested plenty of key players over the weekend. Ferland Mendy is the only player that will definitely be without through injury. The likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Eder Militao and Eduardo Camavinga will all return in the starting XI here. Federico Valverde is likely to play in the front trio alongside Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. No changes are expected at the back, with Dani Carvajal and David Alaba starting aas full backs.
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; James, Fofana, Koulibaly, Chilwell; Kovacic, Fernandez, Kante; Sterling, Havertz, Felix.
Mason Mount is back from suspension but an injury issue means he is a doubt anyway. Armando Broja, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta are all out and the likes of Benoit Badiashile, Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng, Noni Madueke and David Datro Fofana are all not eligible for this competition. Lampard is likely to stick with Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz and Joao Felix upfront, despite their poor scoring form. Mateo Kovacic, Enzo Fernandez and N'Golo Kantè will anchor the midfield while Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly will be paired at the heart of the back. Kepa will start between the posts, Ben Chilwell and Reece James in the full backs positions.
Our Real Madrid v Chelsea PredictionsCarlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid are Champions League specialists and we expect them to glean a healthy first-leg lead against a struggling Chelsea before a trip to Stamford Bridge next week.
A wide margin win is on the cards, and we back the Blancos to win 3-0 in front of their own fans. Benzema is offered at 50/1 to have 1+ shots on target with LiveScore Bet, and we absolutely take this bargain.
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