Match Preview: Chelsea 4-3 Slavia Prague Prediction and Betting Tips | Europa League (Quarter-finals)

Chelsea – Slavia Prague betting tips for today, April 18, 2019

Kick-off: 20:00 Chelsea – Slavia Prague
Football: Europa League – Quarter-finals
Tip: Home Win
Odds: 1.38
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 4:3 WON!!!

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Chelsea have won their last eight Europa League (EL) home games, including the last three ‘to nil’, so will be confident of progression following their 1-0 first-leg victory in Prague. In fact if the ‘Blues’ avoid defeat here they will equal Atlético Madrid’s competition record 15-game unbeaten run.
Undefeated in their last six home games (W5, D1 – in all competitions), with five clean sheets to boot, the hosts tend to be at their most potent upfront after the break, netting 78.57% of their goals across those six games following half-time. Although notably Chelsea were winning 1-0 at half-time in three of their last four competitive home matches.
Slavia have failed to progress in the six previous UEFA two-legged ties that they lost the first leg at home, but as Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri stated in the build-up, Slavia can be “very dangerous” when playing away. Six goals scored across Slavia’s last two EL away games (W1, D1) is testament to that, as is the fact that they are the Czech top-flight’s best away team by some distance (W11, D1, L2).
However, Slavia have lost three of their six continental away games this term ‘to nil’, but have netted an impressive 3.2 goals on average per match across their last five competitive away fixtures.
Players to watch: EL top scorer Olivier Giroud (CHE) has averaged a goal every 84 minutes so far. Four of his nine strikes arrived in the 15 minutes immediately following half-time.
Tomáš Souček missed the first leg due to suspension, but has netted in his last two Slavia matches.
Stat attack: Chelsea have progressed in all 11 previous UEFA two-legged ties where they won the first leg away.
Slavia have been drawing at half-time in their last five EL away games.
Both teams have scored in only three of Chelsea’s last ten competitive matches.

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