Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Prediction, 2/23/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Atletico Madrid (+144) Chelsea (+197)
Joao Felix and Atletico Madrid (2-3-1 in Champions League) play Chelsea (4-2-0 in Champions League) at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday. The starting goaltenders will be Jan Oblak for Atletico Madrid and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. Chelsea are at at +197 while Atletico Madrid are at +144. The O/U is set at 2.
Atletico Madrid faced off with Granada in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. Atletico Madrid tried 12 dribbles in this game and completed 6 of those dribbles for a rate of 50.0%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 85.5% received passes rate by converting 372 of the 435 passing attempts last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Atletico Madrid finished at a 40.0% rate by hitting 4 shots on target out of 10 shots. Atletico Madrid averages 2.05 goals per 90 (43 goals in total) and have accounted for 35 assists in all games for this campaign.
Joao Felix is a guy who should impact this matchup for Atletico Madrid. He has accounted for 12 assists while tallying 11 yellow cards so far in his career. Felix has been in the starting lineup in 53 games so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.54 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Portugal has earned 27 goals in 4,536 mins played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Luis Suarez, the forward playing for Uruguay. Suarez has been on the pitch for 38,389 minutes in 434 starts and has been handed a total of 91 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 140 times so far in his career while he has scored 322 total goals. He scores 0.75 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Atletico Madrid is Jan Oblak. Oblak has been on the pitch for a total of 24,295 minutes and has earned 671 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.77 (208 total goals given up) and his save percentage is 77.4. The goalie representing Atletico Madrid has had 864 shots attempted at him in 271 starts. Oblak (156-64-49 record in his career) has totaled 137 shutouts, which gives him a 50.6% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Chelsea walked away with a victory by a final of 2-0 against Newcastle Utd. Chelsea ended the game with a 77.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 9 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by connecting on 513 out of their 590 passing attempts earning a percentage of 86.9%. Chelsea had 5 SoT out of their 18 shots tried giving them a 27.8% rate when they last took the field. With 39 goals and 27 assists for all their matches, Chelsea is averaging 1.62 goals and 1.13 assists per 90 minutes.
Olivier Giroud will need to provide a spark for Chelsea. He currently averages 0.54 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 257 outings thus far in his career. The forward who is from France has 23,805 mins while scoring 144 goals. He has tallied 35 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 47 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Timo Werner, the forward taking the field for Chelsea. Werner has been given 12 yellow card warnings in 17,388 minutes played (197 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.50. He has accumulated 97 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 41 times.
Edouard Mendy is expected to look after the goal for Chelsea. Mendy has 53 shutouts and has seen 404 shots against him in 11,083 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of 77.2 and his shutout rate is 43.1%. He has allowed 0.88 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 39-29-22. In his pro soccer career, Mendy has allowed 108 goals and has racked up 312 saves in 123 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atletico Madrid (+144)
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