Real Madrid vs Chelsea
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 12th April 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid have a 2-goal lead to protect when they welcome Chelsea for the second leg Champions League quarter final tie.
Karim Benzema hat-trick did the trick for Real in the first leg, having lost to the same opposition in the semifinals last year.
The first leg lead is good, but Carlo Ancelotti will be reminding his players about what happened against Ajax back in 2018/19.
Defending champions Chelsea were easily the second best until Madrid’s third goal and the Spanish team reverted to a more defensive shape.
Consistency of the team in blue will be in focus here with the team trailing Premier League title race by 12 points.
The winner of this tie will have another tough opponent in the semifinal and we will know about it on Wednesday after the Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City fixture at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Head-to-head
The first leg win is Real Madrid’s maiden win over Chelsea having drawn twice and lost thrice in the previous five.
Also, this is Chelsea’s second visit to Bernabeu after bagging a 1-1 draw in the semi final first leg last season.
The Los Blancos have a good home record against English Premier League sides at the. They won 9 of the 19 so far along with 7 draws and 3 losses.
This will be Chelsea’s 22nd visit to Spain to take on a La Liga side and they have moderate success after managing 6 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Prediction
The stage is perfectly set for Madrid to progress to the semifinals and they rarely disappoint when Benzema and Vinicius are fully fit.
Chelsea have the players to mount an upset here, however it remains to be seen if they have recovered from the internal issues surrounding a change in ownership.
From a betting perspective, we will back Madrid for an outright win against Chelsea and we are forecasting a similar result as seen in the first leg.
We will take Karim Benzema to score anytime he is in red hot scoring form. The French international netted 10 goals from the last five appearances for the club, despite missing the target against Getafe on the weekend