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Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Best Bets

With the men’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar on break for the next two days, the women’s Champions League fills the void in Europe.

Among the games on Thursday is a Group A rematch between Real Madrid and Chelsea. When these teams met two weeks ago, Chelsea won at home 2-0, and they clinched a spot in the quarterfinals with a win in Madrid.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, need a positive result as they sit tied for second place in the group with PSG but are behind on goal differential. They still have a group-stage game left against PSG and also one against Albanian side Vllaznia.

Looking at the Women’s Champions League odds for Thursday’s game, Chelsea are -120 to win while Real Madrid are +275 and a draw is +250.

Another option to consider in Real Madrid vs Chelsea best bets for Thursday is the goal total with the over at -125 and the under at -110.

Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Information

  • Date: Thursday, December 8
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano – Madrid, Spain
  • Watch: DAZN

Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Last Game Record 

Real Madrid’s Last Game Record  

Real Madrid beat Levante Las Planas 4-1 on Saturday in Liga F play, and they have won their last two games by a combined score of 9-1.

Esther Gonzalez scored two goals on Saturday, with Athena del Castillo and Naomie Feller also finding the back of the net. 

In their last Women’s Champions League game, Real Madrid lost in London against Chelsea 2-0. That game played a role in setting up this leg’s Real Madrid vs Chelsea best bets

Chelsea’s Last Game Record 

Chelsea put a stranglehold on the Women’s Super League in England with a resounding 8-0 road win over Leicester City on Saturday.

Jessie Fleming and Fran Kirby both scored twice in the win as Chelsea stayed three points clear of Manchester United and Arsenal. 

Chelsea have won 11 straight games in all competitions, and they have yet to allow a goal in Champions League play with wins of 1-0, 8-0 and 2-0 in the first half of the group stage. 

Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Analysis 

Before looking into the Real Madrid vs Chelsea best bets for Thursday, let’s look at the UEFA Women’s Champions League standings.

Leading Group A

Chelsea lead Group A with nine points from three games with a +11 goal differential.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are both 1-1-1 for four points, but PSG are +4 on goal differential, and Real Madrid are even. Albanian side Vllaznia are winless with a -15 goal differential as they play PSG on Thursday. 

Chelsea beat Real Madrid at home 2-0 on matchday three with second-half goals from Sophie Ingle and Erin Cuthbert.

That win put Chelsea on the brink of the quarterfinals, and if they win Thursday to reach 12 points, they will head on to the final eight.

Three-Way Tie Atop

Last year, Chelsea finished in a three-way tie atop their Champions League group but lost all tiebreakers and were eliminated. 

Chelsea have won three straight Super League titles and six of the last eight. The only title they have yet to win is the Champions League, falling in the semifinals in both 2017-18 and 2018-19.

This year’s squad with:

  • Sam Kerr
  • Guro Reiten
  • Kirby
  • Lauren James

Is poised to make a deep run. 

Real Madrid have a rather young team led by:

  • Gonzalez
  • Caroline Weir
  • Del Castillo

They are in second place in Liga F behind red-hot Barcelona, and last year they finished second in the league as well.

Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals last season and lost to rival Barcelona.

Odds Breakdown

Real Madrid Odds

Real Madrid are the underdogs at home on Thursday at +275 on the money line. They have been really good at home this season and are led by Gonzalez with 12 goals in all competitions. 

They are relatively healthy and made it through their league game at the weekend without Kenti Robles and Ivana Andres; both are now well-rested to face Chelsea.

The only possible injury to their regular lineup would be Claudia Florentino, who missed Saturday’s win with an injury. 

Real Madrid have one loss at home this season in eight overall matches. They have four wins in their last six matches overall in all competitions, and dating back to last year; they are 4-1-1 in their last six Champions League games.

Chelsea Odds

Chelsea are the favorites for this game, despite being on the road. Their moneyline is -120, and they have won a record 11 straight wins in the Super League back in England.

In Champions League group play this year, they won 1-0 at Paris Saint-Germain in their first group game of the competition. 

Kerr leads all Champions League players with four goals, and Pernille Harder has three. Reiten leads all Champions League players with four assists, and she leads the WSL with nine.

Reiten had four assists and scored last Saturday against Leicester and enters this game in spectacular form. 

The bad news for Chelsea is they will be without Harder, as the Dane injured her hamstring on international duty and had to have surgery.

Cuthbert and James didn’t play at Leicester on Saturday, but Chelsea didn’t need them to win big, and both will be back for the trip to Spain.

Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Betting Pick and Prediction

Best Bet #1

There are two lines to focus on here for the Real Madrid v. Chelsea best bets. The first one is the Chelsea money line, and the second is the under, which is set at 2.5 goals for the contest.

Even though they are on the road, it doesn’t make sense to bet against Chelsea right now. They are 8-0 with a draw in nine games back in England plus 3-0 this season in the Champions League.

They have a +33 goal differential in 12 games, and their last ten goals have been scored by eight different players. 

Soccer Pick: Chelsea (-120)

Best Bet #2

In the game at the end of November in London, Real Madrid held their own for 60 minutes with 52% of the possession, and they got a pair of shots on goal. But they had just two corners to nine for Chelsea and couldn’t find a goal. 

The Spanish side is young, and they aren’t quite ready yet to take on the big teams of Chelsea, Barcelona, and PSG.

For the second of our Women’s Champions League picks in this game, take the under as Chelsea post another clean sheet. 

Soccer Pick: Under 2.5 goals (-110)

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