Chelsea host Real Madrid in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi final, with both teams looking to progress into the finals of the competition.
Chelsea have been much rejuvenated under new coach Thomas Tuchel, with an eye on the finals of this season’s UEFA champions league. A 1-1 draw with the Spanish giants in the first leg time puts the London team at a slight advantage with the single away goal scored. A 2-0 win over premier league opposition Fulham during the weekend extends Chelsea’s defensive records in all competitions. Antonio Rudiger remains a doubt with Midfielder, Mateo Kovacic still unavailable. Kante, Azpilicueta and Jorginho were rested and are expected to return to the starting lineup.
Real Madrid are battling on two fronts with the Spanish League still to contend for while looking to progress into the Final round of this season’s champions league. Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 19 games in all competitions. The Spanish team were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea in the first leg and will be looking to cancel the away goal advantage held by the English team. Their last outing was a 2-0 home win against Osasuna with second half goals from Eder Militao and Casemiro. Right backs, Lucas Vazquez and Daniel Carvajal remain unavailable due to injury while Ferland Mendy & Marcelo remain doubtful. Hazard could see a starting place against his former club.
- CHELSEA HAVE LOST ONLY ONE GAME IN THIS SEASON’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
- CHELSEA HAVE CONCEDED ONLY TWO GOALS IN FIVE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAMES AT HOME THIS SEASON
- REAL MADRID’S LAST FOUR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAME AWAY HAS SEEN UNDER 2.5 FT GOALS
- REAL MADRID HAVE LOST ONLY ONE AWAY GAME IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE THIS SEASON.
PREDICTION : DRAW 1-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP : X OR UNDER 3.5