Atlético Madrid and Chelsea square off at National Arena in Bucharest today for the first leg of 2020/21 UEFA Champions League round of 16. This will be one of the most evenly matched series of this stage of the European tournament, and it is no surprise to see that the record between these teams is balanced, with 2 wins each, 3 draws and 11 goals each. Check out how to watch this can't-miss game in the US, the match preview, all the information, predictions, and odds.
Atlético will try to bounce back after losing their last match against an unexpected rival in the La Liga tournament. They will have a big challenge against Chelsea, an inspired squad that will try to prove they are ready to compete this season. However, Diego Simeone’s side have big expectations for this tournament.
Chelsea land here after going through a complete overhaul, parting ways with club legend Frank Lampard and signing German tactician Thomas Tuchel to replace the legendary English midfielder. The Blues are ready to take on the Spanish side that suffered a major setback over the weekend.
Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Location: National Arena, Bucharest
Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea: Time By State In The U.S.
ET: 3:00 PM
CT: 2:00 PM
MT: 1:00 PM
PT: 12:00 PM
Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea: Storylines and Head-To-Head
Atlético won’t play this game at home due to all the restrictions in Spain amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, we saw how RB Leipzig struggled against Liverpool while playing on neutral ground and Los Rojiblancos will try to avoid having similar performance. They are hurt after losing to Levante last Saturday and they can’t afford to lose another game now.
Chelsea are having a very good streak, winning six of their last eight games across all competitions, tying the other two. They haven’t lost a game in over a month and will try to keep things that way when they face the current La Liga leaders.
This will be the eighth duel between these two in European competition, with each team winning two matches and tying three, scoring the same amount of goals, 11.
Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea: Champions League Top Scorers
Atlético Madrid: Joao Felix (3)
Chelsea: Olivier Giroud (5)
How to watch or live stream online Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea in the U.S.
UniMás, TUDN USA, TUDN App, ZonaFutbol, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, CBS All Access, TUDNxtra, CBS Sports Network will broadcast this entertaining Champions League game in the United States.
Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea: Predictions and Odds
Atlético are the favorites to win this game, according to oddsmakers. They were given +175 odds, Chelsea received +185 and the tie received +195.
* Odds via FanDuel