Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Blues can send visitors crashing out

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Odds: Chelsea 21/20, Draw 12/5, Atletico 27/10

Kick Off: 1945, 05/12/2017

Stadium: Stamford Bridge

TV: BT Sport

Chelsea can clinch top spot in Champions League Group C if winning at home to Atletico Madrid and are fancied to do the business at Stamford Bridge.

The visitors will take a 14-match unbeaten record to London, but the Blues were the last team to beat them back in Spain on Matchday 2.

It remains to be seen how much ambition Atletico have left in this competition, as they need to prevail here and hope Roma drop points at home to Qarabag if they are to progress.

We’d rather rely on the in-form hosts to claim victory at 21/20 in our Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid betting predictions.

A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds

Chelsea stormed to the head of this section when putting in a clinical performance to win 4-0 at Qarabag, even if two of their goals did come from the penalty spot.

The Blues have also been going well in the Premier League of late, dropping just two points in five games, via a useful draw at Liverpool, with Manchester United among their victims.

Most pundits would agree that the catalyst for Chelsea’s resurgence has been Eden Hazard, who has been in outstanding form since getting back to full fitness in recent weeks.

However, Alvaro Morata also continues to impress and the former Real Madrid forward would no doubt love to put one over his old rivals from the Spanish capital.

The 25-year-old made it 10 goals in 20 appearances for the Blues in Saturday’s 3-1 triumph over Newcastle and was on target when they won 2-1 at Atletico in September.

Looking at the Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid odds, Morata appeals at 19/20 to net at any time and 13/4 to break the deadlock.

A Look At Atletico Madrid’s Betting Odds

Atletico Madrid gave an inkling of how they reached last season’s semis and two of the past four finals when beating Roma 2-0 a couple of weeks ago.

Antoine Griezmann netted with a spectacular volley that night and then set up strike partner Kevin Gameiro in a reminder of how well they teamed up last term.

Los Rojiblancos can also take heart from some strong results in LaLiga, securing three wins and a draw with arch-rivals Real from the past four games.

However, Atletico look set to pay the price for only drawing twice with Azerbaijani minnows Qarabag in this pool as a Europa League place beckons.

Diego Simeone isn’t the type to go down without a fight, but his side has yet to score on the road in this group and did not impress when drawing at Leicester last season.

Let’s finish off our Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid betting tips by taking 5/2 for the hosts to win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0.

Additional stats

Last Champions League result:

Qarabag 0-4 CHELSEA – Eden Hazard (pen), Willian (2), Cesc Fabregas (pen)

ATLETICO MADRID 2-0 Roma – Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gameiro

Head-to-head: Atletico 1-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-3 Atletico, Atletico 0-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-4 Atletico, Atletico 2-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 4-0 Atletico

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Best bets for Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid

Chelsea to win @ 21/20

Alvaro Morata to score at anytime @ 19/20

Alvaro Morata to score first @ 13/4

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.

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