Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea Betting Tips: Draw, 2019-05-02

Europa League Tips

Europa League
Thursday 2nd May 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Draw
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 3.46 (odds taken at 06:39 GMT, 01 May 2019)

The other semi-final 1st leg clash in the Europa League on Thursday night sees a clash between German Bundesliga side, Eintracht Frankfurt and Premier League Chelsea as the betting tips continue at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt.

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Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction

Eintracht Frankfurt head into this Thursday night’s 1st leg on the back of just one win from their last five matches overall in all competitions which was a 2-0 home win over Portuguese club, Benfica, in the previous round of the Europa League.

However, defeats to Benfica (4-2 away from home in the Europa League) and a 3-1 loss at home to Augsburg in the Bundesliga as well as recent back-to-back draws with Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin have cooled the hosts’ jets somewhat in recent weeks.

Eintracht Frankfurt had previously been in supreme form as the hosts had pit together an impressive 15-match sequence without defeat which saw them dispose of the likes of Ukraine outfit Shakhtar Donetsk and Italian side, Inter Milan in the previous rounds of the Europa League.

The hosts do boast a solid record on home turf at this level though which has seen them unbeaten in their last 12 ties at their Commerzbank-Arena, which includes 3 draws and 9 wins and includes 8 clean sheets as well.


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Chelsea Prediction

In contrast to Eintracht Frankfurt’s recent results, Chelsea have lost just once in their last eight matches overall in all competitions which was a 2-0 loss away at Premier League title candidates, Liverpool at Anfield.

This recent run of results though have seen Chelsea capture Premier League wins against Cardiff City, Brighton and West Ham as well as away and home wins over Czech Republic side, Slavia Prague in 1-0 and 4-3 wins respectively.

Switching over to Chelsea’s Europa League results in recent times and you’ll find that The Blues have won their last six ties on the trot, while away from home, the visitors have captured an impressive seven wins out of their last eight matches on their travels in this competition.

Within this impressive sequence of results on the road, Chelsea have also kept 4 clean sheets too, and manager, Maurizio Sarri will be desperate for a clean sheet in Frankfurt on Thursday night so that his side can potentially finish the tie off at Stamford Bridge in next week’s return leg.

Incidentally, this will be the first time that Chelsea have been up against German competition in the Europa League so they’re unlikely to throw caution to the wind in this 1st leg.

Key-Facts – Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea

  • Eintracht Frankfurt are unbeaten in their last 12 home ties in the Europa League
  • Chelsea have won 7 out of their last 8 away matches in the Europa League
  • This is the first time Eintracht Frankfurt and Chelsea have met in competition


Betting Tips Verdict

It’s expected to be a tight and cagey affair in Frankfurt as both teams will be keen not to lose this opening leg, but the onus will be on the hosts to attack here. This may well end up all square tonight.

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