Chelsea – Slavia Prague Betting Tip (18.04.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Europa League game between Chelsea and Slavia Prague. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Chelsea vs Slavia Prague | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
After a tough and relentless match in Prague, the matchup between these two sides has the second halftime, which will take place in London. Chelsea feels much comfortable at their Stamford Bridge, and they aren’t performing that bad when having a home crowd behind them. Slavia has nothing to lose, as they trail one goal and the Czech sensation which eliminated several big names will no doubt be more aggressive and open than at home. They eliminated Genk in the round of 16 under similar circumstances, but Chelsea and Genk are not to be compared in any aspect.
Match Preview Chelsea vs Slavia Prague
The Blues suffered one of their worst defeats of the season. Not in terms of quantity, but because they might fall out of top four. Liverpool routed them on Sunday, 2:0. Slavia played their biggest derby of the country, against Sparta Prague, and the two rivals split one point each.
There is no space for calculations now, and Maurizio Sarri has to go in every League Europe game with 100% of his strength if he wants to see his team in the Champions League next season. The way the situation develops, Chelsea is really close to finishing fifth or sixth in the standings. After four straight victories in which this team allowed one goal in total, they were beaten against Liverpool, who quickly surprised them and scored twice in two minutes, leaving the Blues wondering what happened. At the moment Chelsea has five straight events at Stamford in which they haven’t lost, four triumphs and one draw, and in all those victories, Kepa kept clean sheets. In general, they have a solid defense at home, allowing goals in three of the last 10 games.
Form Slavia Prague
A Czech team is the biggest surprise of the competition, but they couldn’t handle Chelsea in the first leg, although they defended well. No, they need to have a different approach in London. Looking overall, Slavia plays good football away from their home, as they have only one defeat in the latest nine road trips. But if we take a closer look at their European campaigns, the record is next, two wins, two losses, and a draw. They lost against Zenit and Bordeaux, defeated Genk and Rosenborg, and held out to 2:2 in Seville.
Chelsea vs Slavia Prague | Latest Team News
Gary Cahill is ready to play. Danny Drinkwater probably won’t be in the protocol while all other players who are injured are not in the combination for the starting lineup anyway. Jan Sykora, Marko Alvir and Muris Mesanovic along with Jakub Hromada and Stanislav Tecl will not play, but they aren’t for a long time, meaning that compared with the game in Prague several days ago the situation is the same for them.
Head to Head Chelsea vs Slavia Prague
Chelsea won minimally on the road, after a tough first half in which they hadn’t created a chance except for Willian’s strike which hit the bar. When Hazard entered, things changed a little bit, and four minutes before the end, Marcos Alonso netted the only goal.
Chelsea vs Slavia Prague | Odds and Predictions
The Blues are huge favorites here, and the odds on their win are 1.33. A draw is 5.00, and a triumph of the hosts, 8.50.
Expert Betting Tip
At one point in the match, the overall situation is going to force the guests to open a little bit, and Chelsea will use that in the best possible way. When playing at home, the Blues are performing at the top level, and they don’t allow the slightest of mistakes. It is because of that, why we recommend such a confident victory of the hosts. Also, you might try this Chelsea wins with a handicap, -1.5 or even -2.5 goals. As for the efficiency, we don’t believe to see some extraordinary number of goals in this one. A moderate amount, 2 or 3 is our choice. Sarri will decrease the tempo of the match as time goes by, and on the other hand, the Czech’s don’t have the capacity to net at Stamford. So, our final word is Chelsea – Slavia Prague 3:0.