Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Sometimes it pays to go with the obvious and our betting tip for this Champions League clash is to bet on two goals or less being scored at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico Madrid represented the most difficult last sixteen opponents for the group winners, with Diego Simeone’s side finishing behind Bayern Munich in their section but clearly formidable opponents over two legs as Liverpool found to their cost last season.
Atletico Madrid Favourites to Beat Chelsea
Atletico are having a strong season domestically, with their recent 2-0 reverse in the Madrid derby the first time they have tasted defeat in La Liga this season and they’ll be well-prepared for a clash which will see a former Chelsea striker line up against the Blues.
Diego Costa hasn’t played many games so far this season but he’s likely to have some involvement and the same applies to Luis Suarez who often shines on these big occasions, while the Atleti defence continues to keep things watertight.
Chelsea Likely to Offer Strong Defence in Madrid
Frank Lampard won’t be naïve when it comes to this Champions League match-up and there will be lots of scouting when it comes to their opponents, with Chelsea having the experience of being knocked out by eventual winners Bayern although they’re a much stronger outfit this time around.
How dearly the visitors would love an away goal from this clash although losing 1-0 would be pretty tough and that was the winning scoreline for Atleti against Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano before the exciting second leg at Anfield.
We’re going for a low-scoring clash and our betting prediction is that this match could even feature one goal or less considering that Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma will run a tight ship between hard-working midfielders such as N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic.
Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.53 (8/15) with bet365
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s
Atletico Madrid Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
Chelsea Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
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- Atletico Madrid Substitutes
- 27: Sergio Camello Pérez
- N/A: Moussa Dembele
- 20: Víctor Machín Pérez Vitolo
- 05: Lucas Torreira
- 04: Geoffrey Kondogbia
- 26: Álvaro García
- 29: Ricard Sánchez
- 12: Renan Lodi
- 31: Miguel San Roman
- 01: Ivo Grbic
- Chelsea Substitutes
- 09: Tammy Abraham
- 10: Christian Pulisic
- 22: Hakim Ziyech
- 07: Ngolo Kante
- 29: Kai Havertz
- 23: Billy Gilmour
- 21: Benjamin Chilwell
- 24: Reece James
- 33: Emerson
- 15: Kurt Zouma
- 13: Willy Caballero
- 01: Kepa Arrizabalaga