Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-05-09

Europa League Tips

Europa League
Thursday 9th May 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: Betfair
Odds: 1.70 (odds taken at 10:22 GMT, 08 May 2019)

The second of the 2nd legs in the Europa League semi-finals sees Chelsea taking on Eintracht Frankfurt as the betting tips continue at Stamford Bridge with this fixture evenly poised after last week’s 1-1 draw in the 1st leg.

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Chelsea Prediction

This 2nd leg is evenly poised but it’s perhaps advantage Chelsea as they now hold home advantage at Stamford Bridge with the hosts bringing a five match unbeaten run into this deciding leg on the back of recent wins over Slavia Prague 4-3 in the previous round of the Europa League along with a 3-0 home win over Watford in the Premier League.

In-between these wins, Chelsea were held to three score-draws on the trot against Burnley 2-2 and Manchester United 1-1 in the Premier League as well as last week’s 1st leg 1-1 draw with tonight’s German opponents, Eintracht Frankfurt.

It’s at Stamford Bridge in the Europa League though where Chelsea have really shone as The Blues have won their last 9 home ties on the trot amidst being unbeaten on home turf in their 14 home ties in this competition.

8 of Chelsea’s 14 home ties have also seen both teams score, and the hosts carry serious goal threats but also tend to concede too.


Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt Over 2.5 goals

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Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction

Eintracht Frankfurt could be excused for feeling that the alarm bells might just be starting to ring ahead of their trip to London to face Chelsea as the visitors were handed a 6-1 thrashing away at Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga as well as now having to travel for this 2nd leg with the scores tied, but the advantage now lying with Chelsea.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s results away from home have been poor in recent weeks as they’ve suffered heavy losses at Benfica 4-2 in the previous round of the Europa League as well as the defeat at Leverkusen, and could only muster a point in a 1-1 draw away at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

But poor results don’t necessarily worry us here as we’re looking at Frankfurt’s ability to score goals away from home for the purpose of this pick; 5 of Eintracht Frankfurt’s last 8 away matches have resulted with both teams scoring, and the visitors possess the likes of dangerous attacking trio of Jovic (17 goals), Haller (14 goals) and Rebic (9 goals) up front.


Key-Facts – Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Chelsea have won their last 9 home ties on the trot in the Europa League
  • 5 of Eintracht Frankfurt’s last 8 away matches have seen both teams scoring
  • The only previous meeting between Chelsea and Frankfurt ended in a 1-1 draw


Betting Tips Verdict

Chelsea look to be set for victory here but Eintracht Frankfurt could make life difficult for the hosts in this 2nd leg.

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