Betting tips & odds comparison 17.03.2021 Chelsea FC - Atlético de Madrid
Betting Tip for matchday 2 of the 2020/2021 Champions League between Chelsea FC and Atlético de Madrid. The game will be played at Stamford Bridge (London, England) on 17.03.2021 at 21:00.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid, UCL 17.03.2021
Chelsea will look to build on the 1-0 from the first leg of their round of 16 tie against Atletico Madrid when they host them at the Stamford Bridge in the second leg on Wednesday night.
Olivier Giroud’s spectacular overhead kick proved to be the difference-maker in the tight first leg encounter at the National Arena in Bucharest three weeks ago. That was the veteran forward’s sixth goal in this competition and that put the Blues in control of this tie as they prepare for the second leg.
Chelsea extended their unbeaten start under Thomas Tuchel to 12 matches at the weekend even though they were held to a barren draw at Leeds. This result continued a recurring theme under the German tactician of clean sheets.
Tuchel’s side were in control for vast swathes of the first leg encounter and are favorites to make it to the quarter-finals here.
Despite their dominance in the domestic league and their pedigree in this competition, Atletico were completely neutralized in the first leg encounter in Romania, with just a single shot on target all they had to show for all their efforts.
Diego Simeone’s side are feeling the pressure being the front runners in La Liga and their seemingly unassailable cushion has dwindled down with a string of poor results in recent weeks including the goalless draw at Getafe at the weekend that opened the door for Real and Barcelona to eat into that lead further which they both duly obliged.
Trailing 1-0 from that first leg, Simeone will have little option but to try and get back into the tie as early as they can.
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CHELSEA VS ATLETICO MADRID MATCH PREVIEW AND BETTING TIPS
Atletico showed last season their ability to throw away their traditional sitting back and counter-attacking approach when they totally opened up at Anfield when trailing 2-0 in the second leg before scoring three goals in extra time to win 4-2 on aggregate. With just a one-goal deficit to deal with, they may not necessarily throw caution to the wind from the get-go. We expect a tight opening half but as time goes by and desperation sets in, we expect them to throw the kitchen sink at Chelsea in an effort to get back in the tie. In view of this, we feel there is great value in picking most goals second half @ 2.13 as our initial tip.
Chelsea’s German tactician Tuchel has yet to taste defeat 12 matches into his tenure. They are playing with renewed verve and focus. At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have yet to concede a single goal since he took charge. Atletico meantime have looked shaky in recent weeks with just three wins in their last nine fixtures in all competitions. Betway betting app‘s price of 1.61 Chelsea to Win (Draw No Bet) looks enticing and we are backing it as our final betting tip for this game.
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