Game Preview: Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid - UEFA Champions League - Semi-Final - Second Leg - Wednesday, 30/04/2014

UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Matchup - Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid - Team Logos / Badges / CrestsBoth Chelsea and Atletico won their weekend games ahead of the big UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg showdown at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.

The score from the first leg is 0-0.

While resting a few key players on the weekend, Chelsea put in another strong defensive performance and outplayed Liverpool 0-2 in the closing stages of the English Premier League season. In front of their home fans on Wednesday, Chelsea will have to open up a little and look for the winning goal. Jose Mourinho will not be able to count on Petr Cech and John Terry due to injuries, as well as Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel due to suspensions. Eden Hazard will probably be making a return to the lineup, while Samuel Eto'o is still under a question mark. (Update: Peter Cech, John Terry and Samuel Eto'o all trained the day before the match and may be featured in the lineup.)

Atletico won their weekend league game against Valencia with the score of 0-1. Diego Costa & Co. have won their last nine Spanish league games, conceding only one goal in the process. Now, Diego Simeone's team are only two victories away from the Spanish La Liga title. Six points out of the remaining three matches would be enough. Gabi Fernandez will have to sit out the upcoming match due to suspension, while Arda Turan might not start due to injury.

The odds for the upcoming match in London are:

Chelsea: 13/10
Draw: 23/10
Atletico: 5/2

To Qualify:

Chelsea: 10/11
Atletico: 10/11

According to the odds, Chelsea are the favourites to win at home, while the two teams have equal chance of qualifying to the tournament final.

The most likely scorelines on Wednesday are 1-0 and 1-1, both offered at 5/1.

Chelsea and Atletico are famous for their strong defense. For the impartial viewer, it would be the best if there was an early goal. Then there would, most surely, be fireworks!

The winner will play against either Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.

Let's see how things play out.

Enjoy the game!