Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will be meeting in a Uefa Champions League Round of 16 tie with the overall head-to-head record between them perfectly balanced in a European competition.
Each has two wins, three draws and 11 goals. However, Atletico Madrid prevailed in their only previous Champions League knockout tie with and that was in the 2013/14 semi-finals.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Latest Odds
Diego Simeone has never lost a home match in the knockout stages of the Champions League as Atletico Madrid manager (W9 D4) and a win against the Blues has been primed to occur at (2.85) with MozzartBet.
Chelsea are the last team to beat Atletico Madrid on their own turf in a European competition and that was in September 2017 while another win for the English outfit has been valued at (2.90).
A draw between the Spanish and the London side has been tipped to occur at (2.80).
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Team News
Simeone will be without Jose Gomez who went out during a game against Levante with what is thought to be a recurrent muscular problem. Stefan Savic could be lined up in his place even though he missed the last La Liga match due to suspension.
Yannick Carrasco who is suffering from a muscular problem and Sime Vrsaljko are also set to miss the Chelsea encounter. The Spanish side will also do duty without Hector Herrera who was diagnosed with coronavirus recently.
They, however, got a boost with Luis Suarez and Joao Felix all available.
Thomas Tuchel is expected to draft a starting line-up without Thiago Silva who suffered a muscular problem and missed the game against Southampton. Tammy Abraham, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic are all available for the German coach though.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Preview
Atletico Madrid scored only seven goals in six games in this season’s group stage, the lowest tally amongst the 16 remaining sides in the competition.
Suarez has never failed to score or deliver an assist in a Champions League season; this is his eighth campaign in the tournament. He’s so far goalless and assists-less in his four games with the Madrid side in 2020/21.
Chelsea were trailing for a grand total of four minutes during this season’s Champions League group stage, less than any other side. Also, only Manchester City (1) conceded fewer goals than the London side (2) in the group phase.
Chelsea were one of only four teams to win all three of their away games in this season’s group stage, alongside Atalanta, Barcelona and Juventus; they also scored more goals on the road than any other side (10).
However, their last away win in the knockout stages of the competition dates back to March 2012 against Benfica (1-0).
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Tips and Predictions
Atletico Madrid have scored nine goals in the last five games and have conceded eight and failed to keep a single clean sheet. Chelsea have scored seven goals, have conceded just two and kept three clean sheets in the same number of matches. Punters can therefore take an offer of under 2.5 goals at (1.47) with MozzartBet.
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