Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
Europe – UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena Nationala (Bucharest).
Atletico Madrid has endured a startling slump and has dropped five points out of six against Levante over the past week in La Liga. Los Colchoneros have been impressive this season, but their counter-attacking technique will not fare best against the defensive structure of Chelsea under Tuchel.
Chelsea has shown real improvement under Thomas Tuchel this season and has reached within the top-four in the Premier League standings. The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton last time out in the league. They will need to put more flair in the final third to trouble Simeone’s boys.
Injured players Jose Gimenez, Hector Herrera, and the suspended Kieran Trippier will miss the game for the home team. Thiago is the only notable absentee for Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League this week.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both teams have two wins each in their seven meetings.
- The Blues have won only once in their last six fixtures.
- Their previous encounter in 2017 CL resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- Their recent three matches have seen both teams scoring.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Prediction
In their last h2h meeting in 2017 CL, it promoted Chelsea to the next round with an aggregate 3-2 scoreline from both legs. Now that both teams have a fair chance in the game, we can expect a tight encounter at Bucharest on Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid will need to jump out of their recent dip in form in the La Liga this season. They were hot in the league at the top with an unbeaten run. Their loss to Levante in the last clash broke that ten-game long unbeaten run in the league schedule.
Chelsea was caught in a draw, and a late goal was their savior to keep the unbeaten run under Tuchel this season in the Premier League. They cannot be written off as the host will be as strange to the venue as the visitors are for the upcoming clash.
Based on their recent form in major competitions, the tip for BTTS will probably be a suitable option for the punters at 2.00 odds. Besides, Simeone can have a slight edge against the English side and hence, the double chance favoring Atletico Madrid will probably be the best bet in the clash at 1.40 odds.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).
Double chance: Atletico Madrid or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)