Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting Tips
The second set of the last 16 games are scheduled for this coming week with two games set to be played. Our focus for this one will be at the Wanda Metropolitano as Atletico Madrid take on Chelsea. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Both sides have been involved in quite a few numbers of clashes. In all of the seven encounters, both sides have won two each wit the remaining three ending in stalemates. How will this particular tie shape up ?
Feisty encounter on the cards
Someone’s troops face a huge test in form of Tuchel’s Chelsea this Tuesday. No doubt, however, their main focus will be on their domestic league given that they’ve now dropped points in three of their last four games. In their most recent game, they lost for the first time at home as Levante recorded a famous 2-0 victory. It is then left to see whether the Madrid-based side will show is the stuff of champions or they will capitulate from here on.
The Blues’ just like their opponents dropped points over the weekend. They played out a 1-1 draw away at St. Marys’ as both sides went home with a point each. Minamino, with a composed finish, put his side ahead while Mount levelled with a well-taken penalty in the second half.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Team News
Thiago Silva is still out injured whilst Pulisic is rated doubtful. With regards to the visitors,m, Carrasco and Vrsaljko are both through injury alongside Herrera who is also sidelined with the coronavirus.
Atletico Madrid possible starting XI:
Oblak; Trippier, Gimenez, Felipe, Lodi; Llorente, Saul, Koke, Correa; Felix, Suarez
Chelsea possible starting XI:
Mendy; Zouma, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, James; Ziyech, Mount, Giroud
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Prediction: 1-0
Chelsea has looked good defensively under Thomas Tuchel’s given that they’ve kept five clean sheets in the seven games played since the German’s appointment. However, we believe the Spanish league leaders will certainly be a bigger fish to fry even though they’re having certain problems themselves. As such, we would side with the home side to secure a narrow advantage and hand the new Blues boss his first loss.