Chelsea vs Slavia Prague predictions and betting tips for the Europa League quarter final on Thursday 18th April. After winning the away leg 1-0, Chelsea will be looking to book their place in the semi final at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are fighting for their 3rd European trophy in 7 years.
Slavia Prague are hoping to cause an upset.
Qualifying for the Champions League would have been the bare minimum target for Maurizio Sarri at the beginning of the season. With the race for the top four really hotting up, Chelsea’s best way into next season’s competition may be through winning the Europa League. Which if they make it into the semi finals is a real possibility.
It was a tough close game in the first leg in Prague which saw Chelsea win 1-0 with a late Marcos Alonso goal. Slavia Prague showed that they are no pushovers and the Blues must respect their opponents even at Stamford Bridge. The Czech league leaders come into this game after a tough 1-1 draw against city rivals Sparta Prague. Chelsea will hopefully be looking to take advantage of a tired Slavia team.
Chelsea to win – 1/3
Draw – 9/2
Slavia Prague to win – 10/1
Chelsea will be looking to bounce back after Sundays disappointing league defeat to Liverpool. They showed snippets of class however, mainly through Eden Hazard. Currently sitting outside the top four, Maurizio Sarri essentially needs to win this trophy to ensure he has a job at the start of next season.
For Slavia Prague, they have no choice but to go for it here as Chelsea have an away goal over them. They will be hoping that top scorer Miroslav Stoch will be able to produce the goods and give the Czech side a fighting chance.
Olivier Giroud has been instrumental for Chelsea in the Europa League and I am backing him to score again. You can get Giroud to score anytime at 13/10 with Unibet, where you get a £40 sign-up bonus if you open an account.
Although Slavia made it a very close game in Prague, unfortunately I can’t see them getting anything from this game. Chelsea’s quality and big game experience will be too much for them and the Blues should comfortably win and qualify for the next round. I’m predicting Chelsea to win 3-0 and you can get that at 15/1 with Bet Victor, which completes tonight’s Chelsea vs Slavia Prague predictions.