Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen is tapping Chelsea to claim a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in their Uefa Champions League last-16 clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
The Blues head into the game after having secured a 1-0 victory over the La Liga leaders away from home in the first-leg last months thanks to Olivier Giroud’s second-half winner.
Thomas Tuchel’s side will now be aiming to secured their spot on the quarter-finals of the competitions with an aggregate victory over the Spanish side.
The Blues head into the game on the back of their weekend goalless draw with Leeds United in the Premier League, and ex-Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen backing the Blues to secure their spot in the last eight thanks to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: ‘Chelsea put in a vintage European away performance in Madrid to come away with a 1-0 victory.
‘Since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival, the Blues have been pretty much rock solid at the back and another strong defensive performance will be required here.
‘Tactically, I find this one fascinating, as Madrid are likely to be patient knowing that they could get caught out if they throw caution to the wind too early.
‘With that in mind, I can see both sides cancelling each other out and Chelsea going through to the quarter-finals.’
The Blues will return to FA Cup action on Sunday when they take on Sheffield United in the quarter-finals before play host to West Bromwich Albion on 3rd of April.