Eintracht vs Chelsea Europa League Predictions

Eintracht vs Chelsea Europa League
Eintracht vs Chelsea Europa League

The match is over.
Score: 1-1.

In-form German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt host an unpredictable Chelsea side in the first part of their two-legged Europa League semi-final tie. The visitors are favourites to progress to the final, but this tie is one to be followed closely.

Predictions

Eintracht are a side in a remarkable run of form – they have lost just two of their last 19 matches in all competitions and are back into the top four in the Bundesliga.

One of those two losses was a 4-2 defeat at Benfica in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final, but their 2-0 win in the return saw them progress.

Chelsea’s progress in the Europa League has proven somewhat serene – winning all six of their knockout ties against Malmo, Dynamo Kiev and Slavia Prague.

Maurizio Sarri’s side will once again be favourites to win this and reach the competition’s final in Baku, but the German side may be undervalued in this one.

The visitors will be favourites to edge this game despite not possessing home advantage, while they also do not hold superior form and quality over Eintracht – who will prove dangerous.

The away side are slight favourites to win this game although they may fall to a narrow defeat – a 3-1 triumph for the German side would appear a likely outcome from it.

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Score Prediction

Betting Tips

This is a clash which almost guarantees plenty of goals. Only three sides have scored more than Eintracht in the Bundesliga this season and 40 goals have flown in across their Europa League campaign to date. Chelsea’s most recent two matches have included an incredible 11 goals with their attack in clinical form but losing the balance with a steady defence. This is among the best online betting odds for this round of action, priced at 47/20 by 888Sport.

The Serbian striker is enjoying a remarkable season so far – his 17 Bundesliga goals is bettered only by Robert Lewandowski this season, while he has also netted eight times in the Europa League this season. He has been linked with a summer €70m move to Real Madrid this summer and is attracting serious attention due to his goalscoring exploits. Jovic is 9/5 anytime at 10Bet.

Statistics

Head to Head

These two sides have never previously met competitively, with the return leg at Stamford Bridge the following week.

Stats

  • Only Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have scored more home league goals than Eintracht (32 in 15 games) this season.
  • Chelsea have been defeated seven times away from home this season in the Premier League this season – as many as Newcastle United.
  • Olivier Giroud (Chelsea, 10 goals) and Luka Jovic (Eintracht, eight goals) are the Europa League’s top scorers to date this season.
  • Chelsea won the competition in 2013 – defeating Benfica 2-1 in the final.
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