Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction & Betting Tips, 9th May 20196th May 2019 / lee
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Full credit to Chelsea because they handled themselves really well in the first leg of this semi final tie out in Germany. The score in the tie is sat level at 1-1 but Chelsea have a precious away goal in the bag all ready. Can the Blues finish the job back at Stamford Bridge now as they go in search of the title? Read our Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt betting tips for more.
Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Odds*
Eintracht Frankfurt 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:27 p.m.)
Chelsea News and Form
So Chelsea have a nice advantage now and are poised well in this tie. After coming from behind to earn a draw in the first leg out in Germany, the longer that first leg went on the less and less threatening Frankfurt became. That continued an impressive campaign in this season’s UEFA Champions League from Chelsea. The Blues have won each of their last nine home games in the Europa League and now do look fully to be in the driving seat to reach the final.
With a good league performance in the English top flight on the weekend and other results going their way, Chelsea have confirmed a top-four finish there are so will be heading to the Champions League next season. That take some pressure off them on the domestic front and allows them to fully focus on the second leg of this tie. In avoiding defeat in the first leg of this tie Chelsea have set a new record in the competition as that was their 16th game in a row without defeat.
It was also Chelsea’s 11th win in their 13 matches played in this season’s competition (D2). The Blues have won five of their nine previous UEFA competition ties after having drawn the first leg away from home. They have however lost three of their last four. Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is the top scorer in this season’s competition with 10 goals to his name. Chelsea have never lost at home to German visitors, winning six of their eight previous such fixtures. Two of those eight games were knockout phase fixtures, Chelsea winning both of those.
Eintracht Frankfurt News and Form
While Chelsea were booking a top-four finish in the Premier League on the weekend, Eintracht Frankfurt suffered a 6-1 hammering against Bayer Leverkusen in the German top flight. To be fair they probably had one big eye on this fixture. Frankfurt have been a major threat in this season’s competition and they have scored in each of their last 14 away games in Europe. The big danger man Luka Jovic opened the scoring for them with a fantastic header in the first half of the opening game of this tie.
Jovic is on nine goals for this seasons Europa League campaign, just one behind Chelsea’s Giroud. Frankfurt have only been involved in two previous two-legged ties against English clubs in European action before. They lost both of those ties and suffered defeats in both away games. It has been really good stuff from them in this season’s Europa League though as they won their group ahead of Lazio and Marseille. They then got past Shakhtar and Inter Milan in the knockout stages before taking out Benfica 4-2 on aggregate in the quarterfinals.
The home record that Eintracht Frankfurt have in the Europa League, home and away (including qualifying) is W16 D5 L2 which is highly impressive. They have won seven of their 11 previous away games in this competition, but just one of those victories have been in the knockout phase. Eintracht have lost three of the four UEFA ties in which they have drawn the first leg at home. This is the first-ever appearance in the Europa League semi-final by Eintracht Frankfurt.
Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt Tips & Odds
Who will win – Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt Predictions
Chelsea’s second-half performance out in Germany, in particular, gave a good indication of the difference in class between the two teams. The Blues pretty much controlled the game and should be able to handle whatever the Germans throw at them at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea to win and both teams to score.
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