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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Predictions & Tips - Back a draw in the Champions League

  • Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid predictions for Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League match
  • The last 16 second leg is being played at 8pm GMT at Stamford Bridge
  • Chelsea are undefeated in their last 13 matches
  • I am backing under 2.5 goals and a draw in London
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Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the round of 16 first leg (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 16 Mar 2021
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Predictions


Chelsea and Atletico Madrid were headed towards a 0-0 draw in the first leg before an Olivier Giroud special. Everything points to under 2.5 goals and a draw to send the Blues through in the UEFA Champions League.

  • Chelsea are undefeated in their last 13 matches (all competitions).
  • Chelsea have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Chelsea have kept 10 clean sheets in their last 12 matches (all competitions).
  • Chelsea have drawn 3 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Chelsea are undefeated in 6 of their last 7 matches against Atletico Madrid (UEFA Champions League).
  • Atletico Madrid are undefeated in 16 of their last 19 matches (all competitions).
  • Atletico Madrid have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Atletico Madrid have drawn 2 of their last 3 matches (La Liga).

Head to Head


Chelsea have a 3-2 advantage against Atletico Madrid with 3 draws in 8 matches.

They met in the 2017/18 Champions League group stage, Chelsea winning 2-1 in Madrid before a 1-1 draw in London.

Chelsea won 1-0 in the first leg in Bucharest thanks to Olivier Giroud.

Chelsea Form


Chelsea haven’t been beaten since Thomas Tuchel took over in January. They are undefeated in their last 13 matches, keeping 10 clean sheets in their last 12 matches including five straight shutouts.

Tuchel’s side won 1-0 against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League before a 0-0 draw against Manchester United.

The Blues then won 1-0 at Liverpool and 2-0 against Everton before a 0-0 draw at Leeds. Chelsea had 62% possession and 15-7 shots but couldn’t get past Leeds’ man of the match goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

Chelsea Injuries and Team News 


Chelsea centre back Thiago Silva is doubtful alongside striker Tammy Abraham.

Defensive midfielder Jorginho and attacking midfielder Mason Mount are both suspended.

Atletico Madrid Form


Atletico Madrid sit at the top of La Liga, 4 points clear of Barcelona. There have been some weaknesses shown in recent weeks with two wins in their last seven matches.

Diego Simeone’s side lost 2-0 against Levante and 1-0 against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League, failing to register a shot on target in Bucharest.

Los Colchoneros returned to La Liga with a 2-0 win at Villarreal, 1-1 draw against Real Madrid and 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao.

Atletico Madrid’s last match was a 0-0 draw at Getafe. They bossed the game with 73% possession, playing against 10 men for the final 20 minutes but couldn’t find a breakthrough.

Atletico Madrid Injuries & Team News


Diego Simeone has a full strength side available. 

Centre back Jose Gimenez returned to first team against Getafe and is set to start again here.

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Verdict

Chelsea haven’t lost under Thomas Tuchel and are extremely strong defensively. Atletico Madrid will try and keep this tight with under 2.5 goals and a draw predicted.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-166.67 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @230.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 0-0 Draw Correct Score @700.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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