Real Madrid is currently sitting in second place in La Liga standings and has been performing impressively this season, as demonstrated by their comfortable 2-0 victory against Cadiz in their previous game. They are looking to maintain their dominance in the Champions League this season and will be aiming for a similar result in this upcoming fixture.
In contrast, Chelsea’s performance has been disappointing this season, with the team currently in 11th place in the league table. Their recent 2-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion was a significant setback, and they will be hoping to bounce back in this match.
When it comes to their past encounters, Chelsea has lost two of their last three meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League, with both defeats occurring in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Real Madrid has previously won a game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, making them the only team to achieve two away victories against the Blues in the Champions League.
Real Madrid has a strong record in the Champions League, having progressed from 18 of their last 19 ties, winning the first leg by two or more goals. The only exception was their failure to progress against AS Monaco in the 2003-04 season under such circumstances.
Chelsea has achieved a rare feat in the Round of 16 against Borussia Dortmund by overcoming a first-leg deficit, a feat accomplished only by two teams in the history of the Champions League in both the Round of 16 and quarterfinals.
Prediction: Real Madrid is expected to emerge victorious in this encounter with a scoreline of Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid.