Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, 3/17/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-116) Atletico Madrid (+260)
Stamford Bridge is the venue where Timo Werner and Chelsea (5-2-0 in Champions League) will play Atletico Madrid (2-3-2 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Jan Oblak for Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid are at at +260 while Chelsea are at -116. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Chelsea faced Everton in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. Chelsea attempted 18 dribbles in this game and completed 14 of those tries for a percentage of 77.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 89.8% rate by connecting on 655 of the 729 pass targets last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Chelsea finished at a 44.4% clip by hitting 8 SoT of 18 total shots. Chelsea averages 1.50 goals per 90 minutes (42 goals in total) and have accounted for 28 assists in all matches this year.
Timo Werner is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Chelsea. Werner has been in the starting lineup in 200 matches thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.49 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Germany has racked up 97 goals in 17,669 mins played. He has totaled 41 assists while earning 12 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Olivier Giroud, the forward representing for France. He has assisted on a goal 47 times thus far in his career and he has scored 144 goals. Giroud has been on the pitch for 23,869 minutes during 258 starting assignments and has been given a total of 35 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.54 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Chelsea is Edouard Mendy. Mendy has been on the pitch for 11,443 minutes and has earned 318 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.86 (109 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 77.4. The keeper playing for Chelsea has seen 411 shots attempted against him in 127 starting assignments. Mendy (41-31-22 record during his soccer career) has tallied 56 shutouts, which gives him a 44.1% shutout rate.
When they last played, Atletico Madrid got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Athletic Club. They finished this game by completing 451 out of their 523 passing tries for a percentage of 86.2%. Atletico Madrid finished with a 61.1% successful dribble rate by converting 11 of the 18 dribbles they tried. Atletico Madrid had 5 shots on goal out of the team's 11 shots attempted which had them stting at a 45.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 48 goals and 38 assists in all their matches, Atletico Madrid averages 1.85 goals and 1.46 assists per 90 min.
Luis Suarez should provide a spark for Atletico Madrid. He currently averages 0.75 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 439 contests during his soccer career. The forward from Uruguay has been on the pitch for 38,805 minutes and has scored 324 goals. He has 91 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 140 times. You should also keep an eye on Joao Felix, the forward representing Atletico Madrid. Felix has been handed a total of 12 yellow card warnings in 4,789 mins (55 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.53. He has accounted for 28 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 12 different times.
Jan Oblak will look after the net for Atletico Madrid. So far in his pro soccer career, Oblak has surrendered 213 goals while earning 688 stops in 276 starting assignments. He has conceded 0.77 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 158-66-50. He holds a save percentage of 77.4 and his clean sheet rate sits at 50.0%. Oblak has racked up 138 clean sheets and has defended 885 shots against him in 24,745 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atletico Madrid (+260) and under 2.25 goals
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