Real Madrid will play at home with Chelsea in the first leg of the 1/4 finals of the UEFA Champions League 2022/23. The match will take place on April 12, starting at 19:00 GMT.
Real Madrid is again aiming for another Champions League title this season, and is also fighting for the lead in the championship, but the gap from the first place is 13 points.
At the moment, the team under the leadership of Carlo Ancelotti is second in La Liga 2022/23. In the last round, the club lost to Villarreal with a score (2-3) at home.
In the Champions League, Real Madrid confidently overcame the group stage, taking first place in their group, and then in the 1/8 stage, on aggregate, beat the English Liverpool with a score (6-2).
Meanwhile, Chelsea, despite a disastrous season in the Premier League, is fighting for the Champions League title. The team is currently on a four-match streak without a win.
In the Premier League, the team under new coach Frank Lampard is 11th in the league table with 39 points. In the last round, the club lost minimally to Wolverhampton (0-1).
In the Champions League, Chelsea went through the group stage with a top spot. In the 1/8 stage, the English club beat Borussia Dortmund on aggregate with a score (2-1).
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Head to Head
In the last four matches between the two teams that took place within the Champions League, Real Madrid won only once, and Chelsea twice, with the rest of the games ended in a draw.
The last meeting of the two teams took place last year in the 1/4 stage of the Champions League and ended with a victory for Chelsea with a score (3-2) after extra time.
|Х1 1,75||Х 3,75||Х2 5,10|
It looks like an interesting meeting of the two top clubs in Europe. Real Madrid are the pair’s favorites to advance to the next round of the Champions League.
But Chelsea, despite the poor form this season, the club can impose a struggle, and the club has a lot of experience in European competition.
We believe that there will be a productive meeting, which will end with the victory of Real Madrid.
Prediction for this match: Total over 3 goals.
- Real Madrid win.