Chelsea v Slavia Prague Betting Tips: 1 to nil, 2019-04-18

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Europa League Tips

CHELSEA v SLAVIA PRAGUE
Europa League
Thursday 18th April 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Chelsea win to nil
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 2.11 (odds taken at 23:19 GMT, 16 Apr 2019)

The 2nd legs of the quarter-finals of the Europa League will be played on Thursday night and we start things off by llooking ahead to the fixture between Chelsea and Slavia Prague as the betting tips continue at Stamford Bridge with the hosts holding a 1-0 lead…

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Chelsea Prediction

Chelsea’s impressive dour-match winning streak came to an end at Anfield on the weekend when they were beaten 2-0 by title-chasing Liverpool, but they return to Stamford Bridge for this evening’s crucial quarter-final 2nd leg tie in the Europa League against Czech Republic outfit, Slavia Prague.

Chelsea had previously strung together wins against Cardiff City, Brighton and West Ham in the Premier League along with securing what could be a vital 1-0 lead in the 1st leg of their Europa League tie in Prague last week.

The hosts possess a strong pedigree at Europa League level as The Blues are unbeaten in their last 14 matches overall in this competition, winning 13 of these ties which is indeed an impressive record.

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have won their last eight ties on the trot, scoring a total of 23 goals and conceding just 4 in reply – this also includes four clean sheets, three of which were on the trot in wins against PAOK 4-0, Malmo 3-0 and Dynamo Kiev 3-0.

 

Key-Facts – Chelsea v Slavia Prague

  • Chelsea have won their last 8 home ties on the trot in the Europa League
  • Slavia Prague have won just 3 of their last 20 away ties in the Europa League
  • In the only meeting so far, Chelsea beat Slavia Prague 1-0 away last week

 

Slavia Prague Prediction

Slavia Prague’s 1-0 defeat by Chelsea in the 1st leg of this Europa League tie at their Sinobo Stadium has been the visitors’ only defeat from their last 12 matches overall, but they face another tough assignment against the Premier League outfit as they make their way over to the nation’s capital on Thursday night for this important deciding leg.

Slavia Prague pulled off something of an upset in the previous round of the Europa League as they disposed of Spanish outfit, Sevilla, winning 6-5 on aggregate, thanks to an extra-time 4-3 win in the 2nd leg at home which saw them progress through to the quarter-final stage.

However, form away from home at this level has been sporadic as the Czech Republic side have gained just three wins from their last 20 ties away from home in this competition, which were victories at Maccabi Tel Aviv, Copenhagen and Genk – the latter being a 4-1 romp against the Belgian club.

But defeats at Anderlecht, Zenit and Bordeaux suggest that this could be a (Stamford) bridge too far for the visitors.

Betting Tips Verdict

Chelsea hold a strong pedigree at this level and should account for Slavia Prague with ease at Stamford Bridge.


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