Slavia Prague vs Chelsea
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Sinobo Stadium (Prague).
Slavia Prague made a huge accomplishment by reaching the Europa League quarter-final. They shocked Sevilla 4-3 after extra-time to book a place in the last eight of the competition.
Czech Liga leaders will now play host to English giants Chelsea in the first leg of the quarter-final on Thursday evening at sold-out Sinobo Stadium.
There are no doubts the crowd will create an electrifying atmosphere which after all guided the team towards previous successes.
The head coach Jindich Trpisovsky can be proud of the work he is doing with the team as Slavia also became the dominant force in domestic affairs as well.
The hosts are seven points clear at the top of the Czech Liga standings with just three games left to play in the regular season.
Slavia Prague vs Chelsea: Head-to-head
The two likes did not have the opportunity to cross each other’s paths before.
Slavia Prague vs Chelsea: Prediction
Chelsea obviously go into this tie as massive favourites to advance, but this will be anything but a one-way street for them, especially in the first leg at Sinobo Stadium. Thursday’s affair ill actually represent a very strong test for Maurizio Sarri’s men who are also in the battle for the top-four finish in English Premier League.
Winning the Europa League trophy is another way for Chelsea to play Champions League football next year. They’ve been given one of the easiest draws for this stage of the competition, but we have to say Slavia Prague are unbeaten in front of the home crowd this season in Europa League.
Trpisovsky’s men did not concede a single goal in four consecutive home affairs in this competition. It is quite an achievement if we know they played the likes of Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Zenit and Genk in the process.
Slavia Prague also have a fabulous home record in Czech Liga where they won 11, drew 1 and lost 1 of 14 clashes so far in the season.
Czechs can be a very tough nut to crack in their own backyard and we see the value in backing them not to lose at 2.30 odds here.
Slavia Prague vs Chelsea: Bet Tips
Slavia Prague or Draw @ 2.30 (13/10)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10).