Man City booked their place in the Champions League final with a dominant display over PSG to wrap up a 4-1 aggregate win thanks to a Riyad Mahrez double on Tuesday night.
It's now over to Chelsea to make it an all-English final in Turkey on 29th May. The Blues would've been content with the 1-1 draw in Madrid last week to seemingly give them the edge in the tie. But if Madrid grab the first goal that advantage is all but lost and it's game on.
Sergio Ramos looks set to return for the Spaniards for his first appearance since March. He might be a bit rusty which adds to the appeal of him picking up a card. If Tuesday's scrap is anything to go by we could see a number of cards – there were six yellows and a red at the Etihad – and Ramos would be a prime candidate. At the time of writing there's no anytime card odds available for Ramos but he's a tempting 11/1 at Betfair to be first into Italian whistler, Daniele Orsato's notebook.
As for the outcome, you wouldn't be surprised if this one went all the way. Only a 1-1 draw would take us to extra-time and that's best-priced at 32/5 with SBK. Any kind of draw is priced at 12/5 while Chelsea are 6/5 (888Sport) to win inside the 90 and Real are 11/4 (Boylesports) to claim an away victory.
It would signal quite the first season for Thomas Tuchel if he can guide his side to the final and the bookies make his men favourites to qualify at around 4/7. Madrid can be backed at a shade over 6/4 (SBK) to reach the final.
Neither side's recent matches have been awash with goals lately but KevMac is happy to buck that trend, backing Over 2.5 Goals in his match preview.
There's not much else happening on Wednesday but Tolu has previewed a couple of morning kick-offs in Australia and Sporting's visit to Rio Ave in Portugal.
Wednesday's Match Previews & Tips
- SlipsTips Tips: Chelsea vs Real Madrid Bet Builder
- Wed 10.05am – Brisbane Roar v Western United Match Preview & Tips
- Wed 12.20pm – Perth Glory v Melbourne City Match Preview & Tips
- Wed 8.00pm – Chelsea v Real Madrid Match Preview & Tips
- Wed 9.15pm – Rio Ave v Sporting CP Match Preview & Tips
- Thu 10.15am – Melbourne Victory v Macarthur Bulls Match Preview & Tips
- Thu 5.30pm – Hertha Berling v Freiburg Match Preview & Tips
- Thu 6.30pm – Benfica v FC Porto Match Preview & Tips
Wednesday's Racing Tips
Rizzel has four racing tips for Wednesday's racing from Kelso, Newton Abbot & Fontwell.
It’s the penultimate tournament on the PGA Tour before the next major on the golfing calendar, The PGA Championship, as the Wells Fargo Championship returns this week and The Caddy presents his best three each-way picks.
Before you go
Non-betting-related but worth a look nonetheless. Check out this goal from Bohemians in the League of Ireland. Total football!
Starting to think I need to watch more League of Ireland football. What a goal 😳 pic.twitter.com/ZsuixYWO6q
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) May 4, 2021
Good luck with all your bets on Wednesday!