Real Madrid vs Chelsea Prediction, 4/27/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, Spain
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (+135) Chelsea (+220)
Mason Mount and Chelsea (7-2-1 in Champions League) travel to Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday where they'll meet Real Madrid (6-2-2 in Champions League). The men protecting the net will be Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. Chelsea are at at +220 while Real Madrid are at +135. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Real Madrid faced Getafe in their most recent game and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 86.8% received passes rate by converting 473 of the 545 pass targets last match. Real Madrid tried 12 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 10 of those tries for a rate of 83.3%. Regarding shot accuracy, Real Madrid walked away from the pitch at a 9.1% rate by landing 1 shot on target of 11 total shots. Real Madrid has an average of 1.61 goals per 90 minutes (50 total goals) and have accounted for 41 assists in all games this year.
Karim Benzema is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Real Madrid. He has accounted for 100 assists while accumulating 11 yellow cards during his soccer career. Benzema has started 394 matches in his career and he scores 0.62 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from France has totaled 231 goals in 33,750 minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Vinicius Junior, the forward representing Brazil. He has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times during his soccer career while scoring 15 goals. Junior has been on the field for 5,488 minutes during 52 starts and has earned himself a total of 13 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Real Madrid will be Thibaut Courtois. Courtois has seen the pitch for a total of 33,114 minutes and has 854 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.91 (336 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 72.8. The keeper taking the field for Real Madrid has had 1,175 shots attempted against him in 370 starting assignments. Courtois (222-78-67 mark during his soccer career) has earned 161 clean sheets, which gives him a 43.5% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Chelsea took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Porto. Chelsea earned a 61.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 8 of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by completing 378 out of their 448 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 84.4%. Chelsea had 1 shot on target out of their 8 shots attempted which had them stting at a 12.5% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 48 goals and 32 assists in all matches, Chelsea has an average of 1.55 goals and 1.03 assists per 90 min.
Mason Mount should provide a spark for Chelsea. He has an average of 0.26 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 115 contests during his career. The midfielder hailing from England has earned 10,436 minutes while scoring 30 goals. He has earned 12 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 21 times. Make sure to watch out for Kai Havertz, the forward who is from Chelsea. Havertz has been handed a total of 12 yellow cards in 10,220 professional minutes played (114 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.33. He has scored 38 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 24 times.
Edouard Mendy will be residing in front of the net for Chelsea. Mendy has tallied 57 clean sheets while seeing 423 shots against him in 11,713 career mins. He has a save % of 76.6 and his shutout rate sits at 43.8%. He has given up 0.88 goals per 90 while holding a record of 42-32-23. Thus far in his career, Mendy has surrendered 115 goals and has earned 323 stops in 130 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Real Madrid (+135)
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