Chelsea v Real Madrid tips – bet on a low-scoring second leg

We’ve got ourselves an intriguing Champions League semi-final second leg clash on Wednesday 5 May, with Chelsea sitting in pole position after a 1-1 draw in the Spanish capital which means that Thomas Tuchel’s side have an away goal on the board against their formidable opponents.

Tuchel knows that a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge will mean the Blues are going to be heading to Istanbul for the 2021 Champions League final and that looked a remote prospect when drawing Atletico Madrid at the last sixteen stage although the London side have looked stronger under their German manager.

Chelsea Betting Favourites to Qualify for UCL Final

Chelsea dominated the early exchanges of the first leg and probably should have had more to show for their superiority than a Christian Pulisic goal, although Karim Benzema was on hand to score a spectacular equaliser for Real Madrid and the game was a lot more competitive from that point onwards.

Even so, the bookies think that the London side are the most likely to reach the Champions League final and we could have the enticing prospect of two English Premier League sides going up against each other in the Istanbul showdown, with Manchester City favourites to overcome PSG.

Tuchel’s 3-4-3 formation has generally worked well and the back three of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva are proving to be pretty strong, with Timo Werner and Pulisic offering a lively threat.

Real Madrid Looking to Score at Stamford Bridge

The bottom line is that Real Madrid need to find the net in this Champions League semi-final second leg if they’re to stand any chance of going through, with Zinedine Zidane having to pitch his side forward in search of goals which can be delivered from attacking players such as Benzema and Vinicius Junior.

Real looked to try and match Chelsea up by operating with three centre halves of their own although they might have to commit more players forward in this clash and they are the betting outsiders to land a win, with the midfield trio of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric needing to drive the team forward.

Bookies Expecting Low-Scoring UCL Clash

There were two goals scored in Madrid and the Champions League betting sites are not expecting a high-scoring affair in the second leg, with Tuchel likely to instruct his team to be defensively solid and look to operate deep against opponents who will otherwise exploit space in behind the defence.

You can get 8/13 that there are Under 2.5 Goals and that can be explained by virtue of the fact that a Real Madrid goal will see the visitors attempt to sit on their lead, while a Chelsea goal will see them do similar and it must be noted that the English side have looked pretty watertight in defence.

What Are the Best Bets for Chelsea v Real Madrid?

It seems improbable that Chelsea will look to sit on a slender advantage of having an away goal on the board, although Thomas Tuchel’s side aren’t going to be wildly adventurous and we think there could be some merit in betting on the BTTS No outcome.

The first goal (if scored at all) is going to lead to either side protecting their advantage and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if the game ends goalless, while some punters might want to wager on no goals being scored by half-time.

We actually like the idea of Chelsea winning by a single goal and the 1-0 correct score wager is trading as favourite on this market, with the Under 2.5 Goals selection could be attractive and there’s even the possibility of Under 1.5 Goals.

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