Chelsea vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Date: Thursday, 9th May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Most likely it’s Eden Hazard’s last season with the Blues, and he has vowed to take them to glory before leaving.
With the Premier League title out of grasp due to two absolutely mad men – Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, the Belgian has set sights on the Europa League.
As things stand, they are the strongest contender for the crown, as Arsenal seems to have entered a terrible stretch at this crucial point of the season.
Frankfurt showed promise in their European campaign and had the upper hand in the first leg, which was at their home.
But the Germans couldn’t prevent the guests from recording an away goal, which has likely tipped the scales in the English side’s favor.
Chelsea vs Eintracht Frankfurt Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have met just once in the last two decades.
- This only game was the first leg of this tie.
- The match ended as a draw, with a 1-1 scoreline.
- The Blues claimed the moral victory though, due to the away goal.
Chelsea vs Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction
Chelsea is unbeaten in their last five games, in nine of their last ten, and in thirteen of their last fifteen. At home, their record has been even impressive as the Blues are unbeaten in their last ten attempts, and in 23 of their last 25.
In the meanwhile, Frankfurt is winless in their last four fixtures, and in six of their last seven. On the road, they repeated the feat in their last three tries.
Importantly, their confidence took a major beating as they lost 6-1 to their nearest competitor in the top-four race, which would open the gate to the next edition of the Champions League. The team’s CL future hangs in the balance, while Chelsea just confirmed their participation with a stylish 3-0 win at home against Watford.
Going on, the Blues have an away goal advantage, which will force the visitors further up the pitch.
Maurizio Sarri’s men, who have been exemplary at home, all through this season, will take advantage of this fact, and try to capitalize on it. They will surely not take the risk of defending this sole-goal lead.
As such, we can expect end-to-end football, with both teams desperate to score and bring the fare under control.
Chelsea has scored two or more goals in 13 of their last 16 home ties, and with Frankfurt having to concentrate more on the offense, the hosts will get on the scorecard somehow.
This will lead to the attack led by Luka Jovic to go more fiercely after the Chelsea nets, and at one point or the other, the German side who has scored in their last eight away ties, and two or more goals in five of them, will get past the home defense.
Everything points towards the fans having an incredible goal-fest to be thrilled about. Expect at least three goals in this spirited tie.
Chelsea vs Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).