Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea predictions and betting tips for the Europa League fixture on Thursday 2nd May. With the tournament now at the semi-final stage, there is no room for failure for these two sides.
Can Chelsea bounce back from their back to back draws?
Frankfurt also looking to do better after back to back draws
Who will be in the lead going back to the bridge?
Kick-off time: 8pm
Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Eintracht Frankfurt and Chelsea both find themselves in fourth in their respective leagues and now are sizing up against each other in the Europa League semi finals. Even though they are in very similar positions, this has been seen as an excellent season for the German side, whereas for Chelsea it has been a relatively poor one. That could all change however, if they were to win a bit of silverware. Especially a European trophy.
Both teams are still trying to finish in the Champions League places in their domestic leagues and currently sit in those places. They would both see this competition as a backup to qualifying for next year’s competition.
Frankfurt and Chelsea both have some very exciting attacking talent on their sides. The stand out player in this game is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. With 19 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, everything the Blues do seem to come from him. It was a massive shock when he was not included in the PFA Team of the Season, but Paul Pogba was and the decision caused an outrage between pundits and fans who couldn’t believe he wasn’t included. If the rumours are true about him leaving to Real Madrid in the summer, it will be a massive step back for Chelsea, as this man is irreplaceable.
The first of our Frankfurt vs Chelsea predictions is for Frankfurt to win the match and the odds for this are 9/5 with bet365.
Frankfurt have had a superstar of their own this season. Luka Jovic, who is on loan from Benfica, has scored 25 goals and had 7 assists this season. The 21 year old has become one of Europe’s hottest prospects. He looks set to sign on at Frankfurt after shrugging off interest from Bayern Munich and Barcelona. He has also created a great partnership with Croatian forward Ante Rebic. Therefore, my goalscorer tip for this game is for Jovic to score anytime. You can get this at 15/8 with Paddy Power.
This is going to be a very tight game. These are two teams with a lot of quality that can turn it on whenever they please. As this is Frankfurt’s biggest game in decades, I feel that they will be pumped up for the Challenge and definitely have the quality to push an out of form Chelsea team aside. Followers of the Bundesliga will know just how good this team are and that on their day they really can beat anyone. My prediction for this one is for Frankfurt to win 2-1 and the best odds are 9/1 with bet365.
Read More: Get our 2019 Europa League final predictions and betting tips.
Eintracht Frankfurt to win – 9/5
Draw – 12/5
Chelsea to win – 17/10