Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea Prediction & Betting Tips, 2nd May 20191st May 2019 / lee
Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea Europa League Preview, 2nd May 8.00pm
Chelsea are the favourites to get through this tie but this isn’t going to be that easy of a first leg from them. The Germans are a very enterprising, positive side and it has not taken much for Chelsea to crumble away from home during this calendar year. Chelsea could come under some pressure in this one. Read our Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea betting tips for more.
Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea Betting Odds*
Eintracht Frankfurt 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 30th, 2019 at 3:50 p.m.)
Eintracht Frankfurt News and Form
The way that Eintracht Frankfurt have handled themselves in this season’s at UEFA Europa league has been highly impressive. They have only lost one game on their way to the semifinals. In the group stage they picked up maximum points, and that was not a particularly easy group that they were in either. In this season’s group stage, they faced Lazio, last year’s Europa League runners up Marseille and Apollon Limassol.
They also moved on to take out some big guns through the knockout stages of the competition.each of their three opponents in the knockout rounds, prior to this meeting with Chelsea, were against teams who dropped down from this season’s champions league. First of all Eintracht Frankfurt beat Shakhtar Donetsk in the round of 32, before seeing off Inter Milan in the following round. That set them up with a quarter-final tie against Benfica.
Eintracht Frankfurt lost the first leg of that tie away from home, playing a large chunk of the game with 10-men. But they battled so well to get a couple of goals on the board in a 4-2 defeat. Those away goals were so vital in the end as they turned the tie around with a 2-0 home success over Benfica, to progress through on away goals.
This will be the first time that Eintracht Frankfurt have faced Chelsea. The Germans have had experience against English opposition before, but it all has been negative. They have lost all three of their previous two-legged UEFA competition ties against English teams. Their last game against English opposition was a 0-0 home draw against Newcastle in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup group stage, with a 0-0 draw being played out in that fixture.
It leaves Eintracht Frankfurt unbeaten on home soil against English teams at a W2 D2 record. Eintracht Frankfurt have only ever lost two games in the Europa League, winning 16 of their other 20 fixtures played in the competition. So that is highly impressive and at home in the Europa League, Eintracht Frankfurt have never lost that game. Their record in Europa League home games is won nine, drawn two. They are the only one team left in the final four who have never been to the semifinals of this competition before.
Chelsea News and Form
Chelsea have gone just a little bit better than what Eintracht Frankfurt have done in this season’s Europa League. Chelsea are undefeated in this campaign, winning 11 of their 12 fixtures. They took an easy group win at the first stage before coasting to a 5-1 aggregate victory over Swedish side Malmo in the round of 32. Chelsea then sent Dinamo Kiev packing with an 8-0 aggregate success. They were pushed a little bit more when it came to facing Slavia Prague in the quarter-finals.
Despite a pretty poor performance they managed to survive a trip to Prague by earning a late 1-0 victory. The return leg at Stamford Bridge ended in a 4-3 win for the Blues. Chelsea’s overall home and away form against Bundesliga opposition is not bad at all. From their 19 previous matches they hold a W10 D5 L4 record. They have also won their last two visits to Bundesliga opposition.
On their last show trip to Germany, Chelsea has faced Schalke and in those two matches, the English side produced a 3-0 and 5-0 victory. In the Europa League, Chelsea are currently on a six-match winning streak. This has suddenly become a hugely important campaign for them because it offers them a guaranteed place in next season’s Champions lLeague if they can lift the title. That is a nice backup to have just in case things don’t work out in the top four finish in the Premier League.
Chelsea have equalled Atletico Madrid’s unbeaten 15 match streak in the UEFA Europa League. So they are on the brink of setting a whole new standard. Chelsea haven’t lost in the Europa league since a defeat at Rubin Kazan in their 2012/13 quarter-final. That campaign was their only previous one in the Europa League, and Chelsea still went on to win the tournament outright in what was their debut season. Chelsea have won six of their last seven (D1) away games in the Europa league, scoring 14 goals and conceding just the four.
Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea Tips & Odds
Who will win – Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea Predictions
There is a decent chance that the Germans can come up with a positive result in this one. They will be pushing for a something good on home soil in this first leg to defend out on the road. That makes them dangerous. Home win.
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