Chelsea will play at home with Real Madrid in the first leg of the 1/4 finals of the Champions League 2022/23. The match will take place on April 18, starting at 19:00 GMT.
Chelsea, despite a disastrous season in the Premier League, is fighting for the Champions League title. The team is currently on a six-match unbeaten streak.
In the Champions League, the club overcame the group stage and the 1/8 stage. In the first meeting of the quarter-finals against Real Madrid, the team lost with a score (0-2), and the situation is very difficult.
In the Premier League, the team under new manager Frank Lampard is 11th in the league table with 39 points. In the last round, the club lost to Brighton (1-2).
Meanwhile, Real Madrid are once again aiming for another Champions League title this season and are also in contention for the top spot, but 11 points behind the top spot.
In the Champions League, Real Madrid confidently passed the group stage, and then the 1/8 stage. In the quarter-finals, the club won a confident victory at home with a score (2-0) and now has every chance of reaching the next round.
In the Spanish Championship, the team led by Carlo Ancelotti is currently in second place in La Liga 2022/23. In the last round, the club beat Cadiz with a score (2-0).
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Head to Head
In the last five matches between the two teams, held in the Champions League, Real and Chelsea celebrated success twice, and the rest of the games ended in a draw.
The last meeting of the two teams took place last week in the first meeting of the 1/4 stage of the Champions League and ended with the victory of Real Madrid with a score (2-0).
The first meeting of the two teams showed that Real are in better shape and should reach the semi-finals of the Champions League 2022/23.
In this match, we will have an equal fight, and the English club will create dangerous attacks from the first minutes. We believe that both clubs will score and there will be a productive game.
Prediction for this match: Total over 3 goals.
Both teams will score.