Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Champions League Quarter Finals Odds

Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Champions League Quarter Finals Odds

For the third straight year, Chelsea FC will take on Real Madrid during the knockout stages of the Champions League. Real Madrid got the better of the London side last year on their way to Champions League glory, but the year before that it was Chelsea who took down the Spanish giants on their way to winning it all. Based on recent form, it’s no surprise that Real Madrid come into the first leg of this quarter final tie on April 12th as enormous moneyline favorites on most if not all sports betting sites and betting apps.

Highlights

  • Third straight year Chelsea and Real Madrid have met in UCL knockout phase
  • Chelsea has not scored a goal in their last three EPL matches
  • Real Madrid currently sit 13 points back in 2nd in La Liga

Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Champions League Odds

Chelsea have been in rough form and have just recently sacked their second manager of the season, parting ways with Graham Potter last week. Chelsea will still be working with caretaker manager Frank Lampard for this match with Real Madrid, who have been very inconsistent themselves of late. All odds courtesy of Sports Interaction.

Team

Moneyline Odds

Total Goals (O/U)

Real Madrid

-155

O2.5 (-111)

Chelsea

+343

U2.5 (-115)

Draw

+321

 

Real Madrid Odds

It has been quite a curious season for the current Champions League title holders. While they have been impressive in reaching the UCL quarter finals for the third straight year and are set to play Osasuna for the Copa Del Rey, they have been very inconsistent in La Liga matches.

They have taken just seven points from their last five La Liga appearances, which is a run that should give confident Madrid bettors a bit of pause here. However, with Barcelona 13 points ahead of them in the league, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Carlo Ancelotti have his team focus solely on the cup competitions within their grasp moving forward.

Real Madrid has a much more experienced and cohesive side than their opponents, and the talent they have at the top of the pitch is going to make it very tough for Chelsea to cope. Chelsea do have a very good defensive record in the Premier League, but the defensive lineup they’ve gone with in recent games should have really been torn apart more than it was by Liverpool and Wolves.

Reece James and Marc Cucurella are solid attacking fullbacks who can’t stop anyone. Even Ben Chillwell is only a slight improvement on those two defensively, so expect Vinicius Junior to have himself a field day against the men in blue. Elder center backs like Kalidou Koulibaly and Thiago Silva still have their moments, but they’re likely to struggle against a world class striker like Karim Benzema as well.

Chelsea Odds

As Frank Lampard joined the team as caretaker manager, Chelsea saw the return of key cogs in center half Silva and midfield maestro N’Golo Kante to the team, but it was more of the same even with all of the changes. Chelsea has now failed to score in their last three straight league games, including a brutal 1-0 loss to a team in the relegation battle, Wolves.

Despite a lot of question marks surrounding their defenders regarding everything from age to defensive toughness, Chelsea has managed to limit the number of goals they allow opponents. The real problem for them is their lack of quality in the final third, which has resulted in just 29 league goals this year, good for 13th in the Premier League.

Mikhailo Mudryk has looked overwhelmed whenever he’s on the pitch, Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount have essentially fallen out of favor, Raheem Sterling has been a massive disappointment in his first year with the club, Kai Havertz has yet to find any resemblance of consistency, and Joao Felix has been decent when he’s been able to get on the pitch.

It’s unlikely that Chelsea will be able to hold down the fort for two legs against a team as potent offensively as Real Madrid. So, if they want to win this tie, they will need their attacking players to find some sort of cohesion, a bit of quality in front of goal, and maybe even a little luck in the final third.

AC Milan vs. Napoli Champions League Odds

Team

Moneyline Odds

Total Goals (O/U)

AC Milan

+168

O2.5 (+124)

Napoli

+159

U2.5 (-157)

Draw

+223

 

There will also be an all-Italian Champions League quarter final fixture on April 12th between Serie A leaders Napoli and AC Milan, who sit in fourth in the Italian top division. Napoli has been a revelation this season, losing just three league games all year while scoring 18 more goals than any other Serie A side.

While AC Milan has won just one of their last six matches in all competitions, that one win was a 4-0 victory over, you guessed it, Napoli. Before that match most people would not have been giving Milan much of a chance here, but after beating the league leaders in such a resounding fashion, they’ll definitely be coming into this tie with a lot of belief, hence the very tight moneyline odds for this match.

Alex is a recent graduate of Ryerson's Sport Media program in 2019 and has been contributing to BettingTop10 since 2020. He has worked in the field of sports and sports betting for several years, including stops writing for theScore and daily fantasy sports website FantasyPros as one of the lead NBA news writers. A dedicated sports fan and experienced sports bettor, Alex has the knowledge to provide you with the best betting advice and the sneakiest props no matter what the sport may be.