Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid betting tips and predictions for their Champions League group game on Tuesday 5th December at 19.45. Read today’s betting preview for the match below.
Chelsea have already secured their place in the Champions League knockout phase, but this match is anything but a dead rubber. A win for the Blues at Stamford Bridge would see them progress as group winners. Atletico Madrid have to win to stand any chance of qualifying. They must take all three points here and hope Roma fail to beat Qarabag in Rome. See our Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid predictions and reasons for each tip.
There are a couple of factors for the reasoning behind this best bet, but one of the main ones is actually the other game in this group which will take place between Roma and Qarabag. Atletico need Qarabag to do them a favour and beat the Italians, but that seems unlikely. If Roma take an early lead, the Spaniards are sure to hear that news and could put a dampener on their game. In effect they will be playing for nothing. That result in Italy will also mean that Chelsea need to claim all three points to progress as group winners. With Eden Hazard once again in imperious form at the weekend and Alvaro Morata getting on the scoresheet, we expect Antonio Conte’s men to have too much for Simeones side. The first Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid betting tip is for a Chelsea win. The best odds are 23/20 at Betway and our African readers should use Betway Africa to get the best odds. £30 free bet from Betway via this link.
The visitors have to go for the win from the outset and that should make this game a wide open one filled with chances. They have scored in nine of their last 10 games, only failing to find the net against city rivals Real, a couple of weeks ago. They came from behind to beat Real Sociedad at the weekend, with Antoine Griezmann bagging the winner against his old side. Chelsea have been prolific in front of goal in the Champions League, scoring 15 goals in their five games, however they have only kept one clean sheet in the time and that was against Qarabag. With two attacking sides needing to claim three points, we expect to see both of the sides get on the scoresheet so both teams to score is the second of our Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid predictions. The odds are 5/6 with Stan James. Open a Stan James account and get a £10 free bet.
The final Champions League betting tip is for a player who is in red hot form to find the net once again. Edin Hazard scored twice more on Saturday lunchtime against Newcastle to take his tally to six goals in his last seven starts. Alvaro Morata will fancy his chances to get on the scoresheet after doing just that in the reverse fixture, but we have sided with Hazard for our Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid betting tips. His overall play means he will be a constant threat to the Spaniards from all angles, plus add to that the fact he is on penalty duties, the 28/13 price looks good value. Get a £30 free bet from 888Sport here.
Victor Moses returned to the starting line up on Saturday, which now means David Luiz looks to be the only Chelsea absentee. That will see Andreas Christensen continue his role in the heart of the defence. Atletico’s only concern is fullback JuanFran. He is not expected to make the game in time after missing out on the last five games through injury.
Its impossible to split the two sides in their head to head stats after the last six meetings between the two teams, has seen two wins for Chelsea, two for Atletico and two draws. The last game at Stamford Bridge came back in 2014 in the Semi Final of this competition, when a certain Diego Costa found the net as he helped the Spaniards progress to the final.
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