Match Preview: Chelsea 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction and Betting Tips | Europa League (Semi-finals)

Chelsea – Eintracht Frankfurt betting tips for today, May 9, 2019

Kick-off: 20:00 Chelsea – Eintracht Frankfurt
Football: Europa League – Semi-finals
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.64
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 1:1 LOST

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Yet to lose a UEFA-sanctioned home match against Bundesliga teams (W6, D2), Chelsea kick off on the back of nine wins from as many Europa League (EL) games at Stamford Bridge. The hosts have habitually burst out of the gates in the EL, scoring at least one goal before the break in nine of their 13 EL matches this season.
Chelsea’s six EL outings on home turf this season account for two-thirds of their winning streak in EL home matches, with those games seeing Chelsea net 3.0 goals per-match on average. Five of those six matches have also featured at least three match goals in total, and with Chelsea also scoring 2+ goals in five straight competitive home matches, they look bound for the EL final.
Eintracht Frankfurt, meanwhile, have faced English opposition in three two-legged ties within UEFA-sanctioned competitions. They have been defeated in all three ties, while additionally losing the away leg on each occasion.
Furthermore, out of four previous UEFA ties in which they’ve drawn the first leg at home, Frankfurt have been eliminated on three occasions. Even so, Chelsea will do well to respect the fact that Frankfurt have scored the first goal in five of their last seven knockout matches.
Players to watch: The tournament’s leading goalscorers will go head-to-head here, as Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud (ten goals) lines up across from Frankfurt’s Luka Jović (nine goals). Six of the latter man’s EL goals this term have come in the first half.
Stat attack: Chelsea have been awarded just six yellow cards in the knockout stage so far (0.86 on average).
Frankfurt’s six away matches in this season’s tournament have featured 3.67 total goals on average.
Each of Chelsea’s last three EL home wins to-nil have seen the ‘Blues’ score their last match goal inside the final 15 minutes (plus stoppage-time).

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