Chelsea vs Real Madrid: UCL betting guide and tips

N'Golo Kante of Chelsea (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Carlo Ancelotti and his boys, despite their relatively poor domestic form, are always a danger in continental competition. It’s just something about that white uniform. I genuinely worry that the aggregate scoreline could reach 2019/20-Bayern Munich levels if Los Blancos find an early goal, but I don’t want to be overly-pessimistic in this article. I’ll try to find some neutral bets to make the rest of this guide less depressing, but I’m not making any promises.

Unfortunately, the first pick will not be neutral. I have absolutely no idea how Real is valued at +145 odds on the moneyline. The competition’s reigning champions are head and shoulders above their opponents and most of their individual players have more UCL experience than the entire Chelsea squad combined.

Los Galacticos also cruised to a 2-0 victory over Cadiz in La Liga at the weekend while the Blues stumbled yet again in the Premier League, this time to Brighton at the Bridge. I really hate to bet against our favorite club in three consecutive contests, but it appears to be a profitable strategy at the moment. I’m still in minor shock at the visitor’s moneyline odds as I write this, but I’ll be taking serious advantage of the plus juice. Can’t fight the emotional hedge when it’s hot.

A second bet that I have my eye on is equally as anti-Chelsea as the first, but it doesn’t come with as much value. Real Madrid to win either half at -144 odds seems pretty safe, especially if you agree with me that the club from the Spanish capital will secure the victory.