LionsBet Preview: Chelsea – Atletico Madrid: Back the Blues to score first

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The West London outfit have secured qualification but will aim to finish in top spot when they host their Spanish opponents

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid wrap up Group C action in the Uefa Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Antonio Conte didn’t have it easy in this group as his side recorded a pair of unpleasant results particularly against Roma. However a commanding 4-0 victory away at a chilly Qarabag was enough to guarantee the Blues a place in the last 16. Victory here at (2.05) with LionsBet will ensure they finish in top spot.

Diego Simeone’s men have not been inspiring having recorded just one win from their five games. Though they have lost just once – which came in the reverse fixture, they have drawn their other games. This leaves Atleti in third place and anything other than a win at odds of (3.70) could mean Europa League football next February.

Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid

Los Rojiblancos have had the reputation earning lots of draws this term and this one is quoted at (3.45) with the same firm for another stalemate.

Both sides have won two and drawn twice in their previous European meetings. With this looking balanced, Chelsea are (1.22) to avoid losing while it’s (1.55) for Atletico Madrid to either win or draw.

Atleti’s two away games in the Champions League this term have ended goalless. Backing a 0-0 correct scoreline is available at odds of (8.50).

It is however expected that goals will surface and this is by the fact that Chelsea have scored in each of their last 25 European home games. The West Londoners are primed to score the game’s opening goal at odds of (1.70).

Chelsea Atletico Madrid PS

Los Rojiblancos have only scored four goals in Europe this season and with the reputation of holding up their opponents, a few goals would be expected in the British capital. A pick of less than three goals at (1.30) with LionsBet should be rewarding for punters.

Eden Hazard has had a hand in five goals in his last four Champions League games for Chelsea and on the back of scoring a brace at Newcastle United over the weekend, the Belgian maestro is tipped to score anytime at odds of (1.85).

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