Real Madrid vs Chelsea predictions and betting tips on April 12, 2023
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On April 12, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (Madrid) will host the first leg of the 1/4 finals of the Champions League, in which Real Madrid will compete with Chelsea. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The team won major titles both at inner and international arena in the previous season. Nowadays, it is clear that the position in the Primera is impossible to keep – Barcelona ran away too far there. The last chance to somehow impose the struggle was spent by a weak-willed 1-2 score in El Clásico. At the same time, the revenge became possible in the Copa del Rey, that was more than confident – 4-0. It goes without saying that the current season also brought trophies – the victories in the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. Still, a really big success that will save the year for Ancelotti and his wards is to win the higher mentioned European tournament. A minimum has been already done – they have already overcome the group stage and, then, coped with the opponent from the last year final, Liverpool, in the 1/8 finals. The next British team is also a crisis one.
The club can now cheer up itself by having both of its previous Champions League triumphs defy logics – those disastrous seasons led to the replacement of the managers. The same story is exactly happening at the inner arena: “the Aristocrats” fired Tuchel at the beginning of the season, but made an obvious mistake with the invitation of Potter. Being under the rule of Graham, despite global winter spending on newcomers including Mykhaylo Mudryk, the things worsened and worsened in the Premier League. Nevertheless, the mentor can contribute the Champions League to the asset. There, he was able to cope with the minimum task – he overcame the group stage. And, that is the most important, the specialist developed the success – the British grandee, having lost minimally in Dortmund, achieved a 2-0 victory in the home struggle with Borussia. The higher mentioned result brought the team to the quarter-finals of the tournament. Now Lampard is back in charge, but he didn’t make any spectacular debut – a 0-1 defeat made by Wolverhampton.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
This is the third season in a row with play-off matches. “The Blues” managed to win the away battle in the previous season after a home draw. A year ago, the teams exchanged the victories with a 1-3 score in London and Madrid, but Benzema scored the decisive goal in the extra time.
Bookmakers consider Real Madrid to be the indisputable favourite of the following battle. The hosts should “answer” all questions now – thus, we are waiting for them to win with “a -1 goal handicap” (odd: 2.29).
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