Chelsea vs Athletico Madrid 5 December 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions
5 December 2017/1445ET
Chelsea (11/10) Draw (5/2) Atletico Madrid (14/5) See the Latest Odds
Chelsea take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Neither side has been playing well in this tournament and as a result, both managers will want to get all three points from this outing. This game is being played at Stamford Bridge meaning that Chelsea will have the home ground advantage.
Eden Hazard is looking like he has returned to his best form which should be a massive boost for the home side. This team lost to Roma in the Champions League but they seem like a side that have bounced back strongly and that should mean they are looking good as they head into this game. Atletico Madrid will be a tough test for Chelsea since the Spanish side always knows how to play well against the big teams.
Atletico Madrid are in a mess at the moment and it seems like they are going to be losing some of their top players in January. Diego Costa will be joining the team but he will want to play Champions League so the team needs to win this game. Atletico must win this game if they want to stay alive in this tournament and even with a win, qualification is still unlikely.
I like Chelsea to win at home. They are playing better football at the moment and the home crowd is a big boost for any side in the UEFA Champions League. We are getting a good price for this bet so I think that it is a good one. In addition to that, I also like the over 2.5 goals. Both teams have solid defenses so I don’t see more than 2 goals being scored in this clash.