Real Madrid host Chelsea in the semi finals of this season UEFA champions League in a mouth watering match that promises to be highly entertaining and fun to watch.
Real Madrid have been in an impeccable form recently, conceding zero goals in four games while picking up impressive wins against the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool & Atalanta. A string of good results built upon a solid defensive structure which have seen them concede just 5 goals in their last ten matches in all competitions. Zidane will be looking for yet another solid outing against a Chelsea side have defensively solid in this season’s UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid have score two plus goals in all their Champions League games at home this season. Captain Ramos remains unavailable while fullbacks Ferland Mendy and Lucas Vazquez remain on the injury lists. Eden Hazard and Toni Kroos are both available for Tuesday’s clash against Chelsea.
Chelsea have been solid defensively this season, having kept twenty nine (29) clean sheets in all competitions, the most in Europe’s top five leagues. Their last outing was a 1-0 away win against London based premier league side, West Ham. Thomas Tuchel will be expecting his team to be at their best against a very formidable opposition in Real Madrid. Chelsea have won five straight away games in the Champions League this season. They also have a solid record in Spain, having lost only one of their last ten trips to Spain, while winning three and drawing six. Mateo Kovacic will be the only absentee with everyone else available for the trip to the Spanish capital.
Both teams will be meeting in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history. It will be interesting to see both managers setup and approach in the game, with a more conservative approach the most likely outcome. Real Madrid attacking prowess will be boosted by the return of former Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard. Overall, it’s a hard game to call, with a low scoring draw tipped.
PREDICTION : 1-1 DRAW
ACCUMULATOR TIP : MADRID WIN OR UNDER 2.5 FT GOALS