Reasons for Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea tip
The old acquaintances meet again. Atletico Madrid will host Chelsea, in the first Champions League game at the new Wanda Metropolitan Stadium. Chelsea still remembers the elimination from 2014. Also, many different players appeared on both sides, and this is something which also connects the Blues and the Mattressers.
Atletico Madrid preview
The home team recorded 17 games without a loss. Frankly, we did not notice this, and currently, they have 3 wins in a row and the defensive part of the team is looking absolutely fabulous. 6 of the recent 10 games were finished with Atletico Madrid not allowing a single goal. Since they arrived at the new stadium, their net is intact, and the same situation was in the first match against AS Roma 0-0 in Italy. As always Diego Simone relies on the tactical game where he tries to slow the game down with endless numbers of fouls and laying on the grass. Therefore, the low efficiency is not anything surprising, and Atletico has 4 games in the most recent 5 with under 2.5 goals. The Argentinian coach will have the whole roster at disposal because his players do not have problems with injuries.
Antonio content boys smashed Stoke City away from home 0-4 and recorded the 7th game in a row without a loss. During that streak, the Blues have six victories and only one draw against Arsenal. Besides the high efficiency, 21 goals, the defense had high-level performances, and they prevented the opponent from scoring on 4 occasions. Among them was the first game in this year’s Champions League against Qarabag 6-0, at Stamford Bridge. 5 matches during this positive period saw three or more goals, and 3 from the last 4 were over 3.5. Alvaro Morata started producing goals from all positions. The Spaniad has 6 goals from the same number of matches in the Premiership. Chelsea will have some problems with injuries because David Luiz and Thibaut Courtois are uncertain for the game in Madrid.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea head to head
Most recent encounters were in 2014 when Atletico Madrid eliminated Chelsea in the semi-finals of Champions League. After playing without goals in Madrid, Atletico was better at Stamford Bridge
1-3. Also, they had one meeting in the European Super Cup in 2012. The Madridians smashed Chelsea with 4:1.
In total, we saw 5 games, and Atletico Madrid is slightly better with two victories, two draws, and one loss.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea preview and betting tips
The bookmakers are favoring the hosts, but we do not share the same opinion. Despite the fact that they do not have a defeat in the last 17 games we are not so sure that they are going to win in this event. Our first choice would be a double chance, Chelsea.
The Blues are also in excellent shape at the moment, and it is hard to believe that they are going to lose.
Between two and three goals is something reasonable here. With all due respect towards the defenses on both sides, we cannot imagine this contest with at least two goals.