Slavia Prague vs Chelsea Match Info
Date: Thursday 11th April 2019
Venue: Sinobo Stadium, Prague
Slavia Prague vs Chelsea Match Stats
- Slavia Prague have lost only one of their last eight fixtures in the Europa League
- Chelsea meanwhile are unbeaten in ten games in this competition this season
- This is the first ever competitive meeting between these two clubs
Slavia Prague vs Chelsea Head-to-Head
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Slavia Prague vs Chelsea Match Preview
Slavia Prague have been one of the real stories of the Europa League so far this season. Although they are a famous name on the continent having played well over 100 games in this competition along, Slavia are a club that has suffered in the shadow of their more illustrious neighbours Sparta over the years, having won just only one league title in the last ten years and having not reached this stage of the Europa League since they were beaten by Leeds United way back in 2000.
Sitting pretty with a seven point lead at the top of the league table though, Cervenobili look set to make this a memorable season though as they go in search of another title as well as a continuation of their European adventure that has thus far seen them overcome the likes of Zenit St Petersburg, Genk and Sevilla. Can the claim the biggest scalp yet by earning a win in this first leg on Thursday night at odds of 19/4 with Bet365.
Chelsea may have to rely on winning the Europa League if they wish to return to the Champions League next season. The Blues find themselves embroiled in a battle for a top four finish with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur this season as they’ve struggled for the consistency required to compete with the top two in the title race during the first season of Maurizio Sarri’s reign in West London.
The Italian boss has enjoyed some good moments and came within a penalty shoot-out of beating Manchester City in the EFL Cup final and his side have been dominant in the Europa League, winning nine and drawing one of their ten matches in the competition and swatting aside Malmo and Dynamo Kiev in the knock-out stages so far. They’re expected to do the same here with the away win in Prague priced at 4/6 with William Hill.
One thing this Slavia Prague side possesses is goals. Jindich Trpisovsky’s men have scored 11 times in their last three Europa League outings and they come into this game on the back of two five-goal domestic maulings of Karvinha and Dukla Prague. The Blues should still have the ability to earn a win in the first leg of this game but we’re backing them on the away win and both teams to score market at 13/5 with William Hill.
Olivier Giroud has been the man to rely on for goals in the Europa League this season. Although Maurizio Sarri seems to prefer Gonzalo Higuain in the Premier League since his January signing, the Frenchman has proven his quality in front of goal in Europe throughout the campaign, smashing in nine goals in just nine appearances in this competition for the Blues. He’s 8/5 to score again here at 8/5 with Bet365.
Slavia Prague vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Away win and BTTS @ 13/5 with William Hill
Olivier Giroud to score at any time @ 8/5 with Bet365
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