Chelsea vs Slavia Prague
Date: Thursday, 18th April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Slavia has already their league title in the bag, and that will be a major weight off their backs. The team needs just two more points to mathematically seal the crown. As such, this Thursday, they can afford to play their full strength and considering it’s a European tie against heavy-hitter Chelsea, they will do so.
The first leg ended with a 0-1 away win for Chelsea. The Blues are practically out of the league title race and going forward, their objective would be to qualify for the next edition of the Champions League. The journey to that effect did take a hit as they were defeated on the road by Liverpool in their last league fixture.
But their next league game is against Burnley, and that allows them to comfortably concentrate in the Europa game this week.
Chelsea vs Slavia Prague Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have met just once in the last two decades.
- The game, which was the reverse fixture of this tie, saw the English side recording an away win.
- The scoreline for the tie was 0-1, and the goal was scored by Marcos Alonso.
Chelsea vs Slavia Prague Prediction
The game takes place at Stamford Bridge, and this massively tips the scale in Chelsea’s favor. They already do have a lead in aggregate, and an away-goal advantage. Prague, who has their league title practically in their kitty, will go all out for the win, and the former Premier League Champions will rightfully take advantage of it.
Also consider that Chelsea is a major presence in one of the best leagues in the world, whereas Slavia comes from a comparatively lower-tier Czech league. There’s miles of difference in quality as well as experience.
Moreover, Chelsea has a 100% winning record and has never conceded against this opponent. The reverse leg of the tie saw Chelsea recording a 0-1 win, that too on the road. Importantly, Chelsea was unbeaten in 24 of their last 26 matches, and the two losses were against previous Premier League champions.
Also, Chelsea will try to wrap up the tie early, which would allow them to turn focus towards their Champions League qualification in the Premier League. Count on the hosts to bring things under control right away.
Chelsea vs Slavia Prague Betting Tips
Chelsea to Score in the First Half @ 1.50 (1/2)
Half Time Result: Chelsea to Win @ 1.80 (4/5).