Stamford Bridge, Fulham, England
Key Stat: Thomas Tuchel has lost only 2 of his 23 games in charge of Chelsea
Expert Verdict: Both sides won games 2-0 in their domestic leagues on the weekend. Chelsea saw off local rivals Fulham thanks to two goals from Kai Havertz whilst Madrid defeated Osasuna with Eder Militao and Casemiro on the scoresheet. Chelsea are now only two points behind Leicester City in 3rd in the Premier League whereas Madrid are two points off Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga. The first leg was played in torrential rain conditions in Madrid, it should be drier but quite chilly when the game begins.
Real Madrid travel to West London to face Chelsea in the second leg of this tie. After the first game finished 1-1 in Madrid, whoever wins the game on the night will qualify for the final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul where they will play either Manchester City or Paris Saint Germain. The UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Second-Leg takes place on April 27 and the live action at Stamford Bridge kicks off at 20:00 local time.
Defenders:Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Anthony Rudiger
Defensive Midfielders:Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, N Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell
Attacking Midfielders:Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic
Defenders:Frederico Valverde, Eder Militao, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy
Midfielders:Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos
Forwards:Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior
This will be the first game at Stamford Bridge between the two teams but the fifth overall with Real Madrid still searching for their first win in the fixture. Last week, Christian Pulisic opened the scoring in the 14th minute at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium before Karim Benzema equalised with an acrobatic equaliser in the 29th.
Chelsea are favourites and can be backed at 23/20 with 10Bet to win
Chelsea to win 2-1 has been set at 8/1 with Betway
Karim Benzema is 33/20 with 10Bet to score at anytime
The second leg could not be better poised with both teams’ confidence up after picking up valuable points over the weekend. We are backing Thomas Tuchel’s team to overcome Zinedine Zidane’s side by a narrow margin to qualify for their first Champions League Final since lifting the trophy in 2012.