Real Madrid is in good shape
Real Madrid are experiencing something I would call both a strange and expected season.
I mean, in general, the expectations were for an excellent performance in both La Liga and the Champions League.
At first, for a long time, it seemed as if this could not happen. And the team skidded on both fronts.
Some excuses with staffing problems still sounded strange to a team of this magnitude.
But what happened in the end?
Now, even after the draw with Betis, which did not allow them to equalize in points with Atletico, Real still have a chance for the title in La Liga.
Mainly because of the upcoming direct clash of Barcelona with the Mattresses.
Things went more than well in the Champions League. Where they are already in the semifinals.
And until recently we commented on their difficulties in the group stage of the tournament.
Moreover, in the elimination phase they perform very successfully.
Like after the undisputed 3-1 victory at home over Liverpool itself, achieved in a spectacular style.
The Whites, full of confidence, allowed themselves to play for a score of 0-0 at Anfield.
We also have nothing to comment on their form. After the end of January until now they are unbeaten in all tournaments.
Chelsea is also in good shape
It is also clear to Chelsea that they are in top form after the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, as they are involved in the fight for the Top 4 in England.
And besides, they are after 3 games without defeat. In which they did not allow a single goal.
In this period, they also eliminated Manchester City from the FA Cup after 1-0.
Outside, the Blues are in a series of 10 away games without a loss, 8 of which are victories.
Prediction for Real Madrid - Chelsea
When I mention dry nets, everyone immediately thinks of Chelsea's current strongest weapon.
Its combination with the fact that Real Madrid are also very strong in defense makes it clear why the bookmakers expect UNDER goals.
And in fact, these two teams in their last 6 matches have conceded a total of only 4 goals.
Which automatically means that there is value for OVER goals.
This is a semifinal for the Champions League.
And the quality of teams at this level can rarely be compared to teams outside the Top 4, against which both Chelsea and Real make dry nets.
Another fact that is quite misleading in the direction of POD goals is that now Real Madrid will be fully equipped.
However, I choose to have at least 2 goals in this match.
And the star strikers of both teams should not be fired after him for failure to perform their official duties.
I also think that no matter how tense the match, no one will behave unprofessionally and earn cards.
Among other things, it will be extremely unpleasant to be chosen as a starter, and because of a card to miss a rematch.
Or, not to hear the devil, to miss the Champions League final.
In general, both teams rarely receive more than 2 yellow cards per match.
We play from the bookmaker's ambush.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Real Madrid have not lost in their last 17 games: 12-5-0.
- Real Madrid is in a series of 4 clean sheets .
- Real is in a series of 4 home victories of the First / Final in the Champions League.
- Chelsea are in a series of 10 away games without a loss: 8-2-0.
- Chelsea is in a series of 5 victories as a guest in the Champions League.
- Chelsea have recorded 5 clean sheets in their last 5 visits.
- There are less than 2.5 goals in the last 5 games of Chelsea in the Champions League.