Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid in Champions League.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview
Chelsea have confirmed their place in the Champions League knockouts after the last round, but Atletico Madrid are still waiting to see if they make it to the last-16. This makes the Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid fixture on Tuesday, December 5 very interesting, so read the betting preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
England Champions Chelsea had a successful Champions League campaign so far topping Group C (10 pts, W3, D1, L1). Antonio Conte’s men have started with a 6-0 win over Qarabag and a 2-1 win over Atletico away from home. However, a 3-3 home draw and a 3-0 away loss to Roma made things difficult for them till they have secured their passage into the round-of-16 with a 4-0 victory over Qarabag in the last round. The Blues can confirm top position with a win in this Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid fixture or if AS Roma fail to win their own group fixture. With the latter not seemingly possible as they face Qarabag, Chelsea will look for a win to top the group and avoid tough teams in the knock-outs.
Atletico Madrid are still to score – let alone win – on the road in this year Champions League, which has been nothing short of a disaster. They are third in the group and face an uphill battle to qualify (6 pts, W1, D3, L1). Diego Simeone’s men started with a 0-0 away draw at Roma but the 2-1 home loss to Chelsea dragged them back. However, it is their consecutive draws against Qarabag (0-0 and 1-1) that has made their qualification tougher although a 2-0 home win over Roma kept those hopes alive. The Spanish side need to win against Chelsea and hope that Roma fails to win at home to Qarabag because in the case of equal points, Atletico will qualify because of their superior head-to-head record.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid H2H
It is an even record for Chelsea in the six matches against Atletico (W2, D2, L2). Interestingly, Atletico have defeated Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in 2014 while losing the other 4-0 in 2009. Chelsea have not lost only once in their last ten matches at home (W6, D3, L1) to PSG in last year’s round-of-16.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Team News
Chelsea may have Michy Batshuayi available for selection as he made a return from injury in the weekend.
Atletico will have Stefan Savic available after serving a suspension.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Probable Line-ups
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Batshuayi.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Partey, Gimenez, Savic, Luis, Koke, Fernandez, Niguez, Carrasco, Torres, Griezmann.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
It is only a mathematical chance that Atletico have of qualifying as Roma losing to Qarabag is nothing short of a miracle. And with Chelsea needing a win to make sure of their top spot, the visitors could be in for some disappointment. Back the Blues to win a point at least. Coming to scorers, back the little magician Eden Hazard to find the back of the net.