Real Madrid v Chelsea betting tips: Defending champs have a mountain to climb

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Preview, odds and Real Madrid v Chelsea betting tips

Thomas Tuchel’s men have a mountain to climb following an inspired performance from the 13-time champions at Stamford Bridge in the first leg and we have some Real Madrid v Chelsea betting tips for the return fixture in the Spanish capital. 

Karim Benzema was in inspired form hitting his second Champions League hat-trick in as many games as the Spanish giants made a successful trip to London and they will be looking to hammer home their advantage on home soil.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men are 27/20 to win the second leg and odds-on at 1/10 to make the last four, while Chelsea are 21/10 to win in 90 minutes but right out at 11/2 to keep the defence of their Champions League crown going.

Tuesday’s game at the Bernabeu kicks off at 8pm and is live on BT Sport.

Blues battered at the Bridge

Chelsea were left shellshocked when beaten 4-1 by neighbours Brentford and looked to be still feeling the effects of that Premier League defeat when being downed by Los Blancos last Wednesday.

For a side that had only conceded five in the competition to date and none on home soil it was something of a shock to see them leak three at their fortress Stamford Bridge and keeping things tight will be essential if they are to conjure up a bit of a miracle and overturn a two-goal deficit.

As well as keeping it tight at the back, with a clean sheet 3/1 in Real Madrid v Chelsea betting tips, they will be keen to get off to a fast start and can be backed at 6/5 to be the first team to score. It is 13/5 for the Blues to be leading at half-time.

Back Benzema to bag again

The game turned on its head when Benzema fired in two in the space of three minutes midway through the first half last week and the France international has 11 Champions League goals this season thanks to back-to-back trebles.

He secured his hat-trick early into the second 45 and will be looking to extend his record in the competition when the sides meet again on Tuesday night.

Benzema is the 13/5 favourite to score first, 10/11 to add to his tally and 20/1 for yet another hat-trick.

Real repeats?

Real will be desperate to avenge their two-legged defeat to the Blues in last season’s semi-final and they have one foot in the last four following their first-leg success.

As we’ve already pointed out, Benzema’s first-half brace was the turning point in the tie and it is 6/1 for them to score over 1.5 goal in the first 45 at their home stadium. A repeat of the 2-1 half-time scoreline is 25/1 in Real Madrid v Chelsea betting tips, while another Real victory with over 3.5 goals in the match is 11/2.

It finished 1-1 when they met at the Bernabeu last season and a draw in 90 minutes is 12/5 in Real Madrid v Chelsea betting tips, while the same scoreline is 11/2. Both teams to score can be backed at 4/6 and with Chelsea needing goals, could pay dividend.

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