All in all, it is for both rivals at London’s Stamford Bridge in this eagerly awaited return leg in the semi-finals of the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League. After a 1-1 draw from the first leg is still largely open. The home side draw into the final in Baku with a home win or a goalless draw.
Chelsea vs Frankfurt Football Betting Prediction
The guests from Hesse need either an away win or a draw, in which more than one goal of both teams is at the end to book. This is a starting position that basically promises goals full, especially since both teams in the previous Europa League season were not children of sadness. Nevertheless, the eagles would now have to write history. Not only by being the first German team ever to reach the final in the Europa League, which was founded for the 2009/10 season. But also by optimally becoming the first German team ever to win away to Chelsea.
At least speak at Chelsea Vs. Frankfurt the odds of bookmakers clearly against the Bundesliga. So the blues from London have been without a defeat for 16 consecutive matches in Europe. Alone in the current season, the team of Maurizio Sarri won eleven of the 13 games in two draws. But at Chelsea Vs. Frankfurt must also be taken into account in the prediction that the SGE was responsible for one of these two draws and was able to celebrate a 1-0 away win after a draw in a first leg trophy like Inter Milan in the first leg. In addition, the Eintracht of 13 European League matches has a similarly strong record: ten wins, two draws, one defeat. The more difficult it is to place a tip in the classic 3-way system at Chelsea against Frankfurt. Therefore, we decide to bet on a goal bet and tap with more than fulminant start on over 1.5 goals in the first half.
Chelsea – Statistics & Current Form
Basically, everything looks as if a very shaky season at Chelsea FC will turn out well. After three games in a row without victory, the Blues won at the weekend in the Premier League at home against Watford FC clearly 3-0 and thus stormed into third place. This means that the Blues will return to the Champions League with four points ahead of local rivals Arsenal FC next season. The most important goal of the season has already been achieved, while an optional third-year title could be won – assuming that the first year under Conte successor Maurizio Sarri leads the reigning FA Cup winner to Baku in the Europa League final ,
“We wanted to play in the Champions League next season. A placement in the top four of the Premier League was the top priority. Of course the Europa League is important, but we wanted to get into the Champions League through the Premier League. ” – Maurizio Sarri at the Guardian
At least the starting position could be significantly worse after the 1-1 draw in Germany. In addition, the Blues have not lost their away goals and the first leg, so they hold all the trumps in the hand at home Stamford Bridge. However, Maurizio Sarri had to put up with some criticism for his starting grid against Watford. So he sparred neither his main man, hired by Real Madrid playmaker Eden Hazard, nor a battered player like N’Golo Kanté, who also promptly injured after ten minutes and for the return leg against Frankfurt in the balance is. A statement that he then justified by the fact that the Premier League has priority for him before he then admitted that the use of Kanté was a mistake. In addition to the failures of Antonio Rüdiger and Gary Cahill, the French world champion would be the third serious defensive failure of the Londoners to defy the Frankfurt offensive.
After all: The Champions League is in a dry towel, so Maurizio Sarri can now muster all the capacity of his team for the Europa League. And Chelsea is against Frankfurt in the odds of bookmakers alone therefore already the huge favorite, because the blues have remained 16 consecutive games in the Europa League in series without defeat. Even more: Eleven of the last 13 games have been won. In addition, the overall winner of the 2012/13 Europa League – at that time not as a starter, but as a “relegated” (or Group Knights) from the Champions League – never in a knockout round of the second most important European competition for club teams has never been eliminated and has never lost a competitive match at home Stamford Bridge against a Bundesliga player (six wins, two draws).
All these numbers clearly indicate that Chelsea FC is the big favorite to move into this year’s Europa League Final. But at least one value speaks for the guests from Frankfurt: Nine times in the history of international competitions Chelsea FC has played away in the first leg draw – and reached in the subsequent nine home games with this actually good starting position only in five of these nine cases, the next Round. Alone in three of the last four cases, the Blues eliminated in the home leg in the second leg draw after Remis in the first leg – last with a 2-2 home draw against Paris Saint-Germain in the knockout stages of the Champions League 2014/15 after a 1-1 draw in the French state capital. So is there any chance for the away-strong eagles?
Expected formation of Chelsea:
↳ Kepa – Alonso – Christensen – Luiz – Azpilicueta – Jorginho – Kovacic – Loftus – Creek – Pedro – Hazard – Giroud
Last matches of Chelsea:
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Watford 3: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02.05.2019 – Frankfurt vs. Germany Chelsea 1: 1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Chelsea 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 22.04.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Burnley 2: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 18.04.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Slavia Prague 4: 3 (Europa League)
Frankfurt – Statistics & Current Form
There was only one victory for Eintracht Frankfurt from the last six competitive matches. This brought the Eagles in the 2-0 home win in the quarter-final second leg against Benfica Lisbon Although the ticket for the semifinals, if the troupe of Adi Hütter but fails here, the sensational season just before the finish line could still suffer a severe damper. At only two out of twelve points in the last four Bundesliga games, qualifying for the Champions League, which looked good for a long time, is shaky. Even more: In eighth place, there are just three points ahead, making the SGE in two other weak appearances in the Beletage of German football – and on the last match day, of all things Bayern Munich – in the end even completely empty-handed there could.
“The chance for the Champions League is still there and we have to keep believing. The performance was terrible, but the focus should be on what we have done so far in the season. The team was so much fun and gave us so much pleasure. We are still confident. ” – Adi Hütter at DAZN
Especially the 1: 6 debacle at Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday evening was more than just a damper against a direct competitor for fourth place. It was also a veritable momentum killer in terms of the important away game at Stamford Bridge, in which already a draw with two goals or more of both teams or the away win would ensure the entry into the final. A team that has already scored a victory at Inter Milan, is the fundamentally trusted, however, Adi Hütter in this regard faces the difficult task, the heads of his team until Thursday evening as soon as possible to get free. Finally, the historic defeat, which saw six goals conceded for a team in the Bundesliga within 36 minutes, will be gnawing strongly on the eagles.
Although Luka Jovic and Mijat Gacinovic were two very conspicuous players in the first leg against Chelsea FC, it is also to be expected that the Hessians will present themselves completely differently in London. Nevertheless, at Chelsea Vs. Frankfurt the tip on the finals with the disgrace in Leverkusen anything but realistic.
There are still two glimmers of hope on the horizon. On the one hand, Pokal hero Ante Rebic, with whom the blues’ replacement-weakened defensive could get their problems especially with long balls in the center, is entitled to play again after the yellow card suspension from the first leg. Secondly, Sébastian Haller could intervene with a long-term injured man – and if only for a half-time. In addition, the previous record in the current Europa League season encourages. The SGE not only won all six preliminary matches against well-known opponents such as Lazio Roma and Olympique Marseille, but brings it to a total of ten victories from the 13 previous games (two draws, one defeat). Although the Adler were eliminated in three of their four knockout rounds, in which the first leg ended in Frankfurt with a draw. However, the one time it has come to pass is only a matter of a few weeks back when the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium was stormed at Inter Milan following the 0-0 draw at home. If the Hessians are thinking about this game, then the chance for the first ever away win of a Bundesliga team at Stamford Bridge is quite possible.
Expected formation of Frankfurt:
↳ Trapp – Hinteregger – Hasebe – Abraham – Rode – Fernandes – da Costa – Kostic – Gacinovic – Rebic – Jovic
Last matches from Frankfurt:
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Frankfurt 6: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02.05.2019 – Frankfurt vs Chelsea 1: 1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Frankfurt vs Hertha 0: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 22.04.2019 – Wolfsburg vs Frankfurt 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 18.04.2019 – Frankfurt vs Benfica Lisbon 2: 0 (Europa League)
Chelsea vs Frankfurt Direct Comparison
The 1-1 draw last Thursday from the Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena was the first and only match between the two teams in a competitive match so far, so the direct comparison is completely balanced. Not insignificant for the duel of two former overall winners of this competition – the SGE won the UEFA Cup in 1980, while the Blues won the Europa League in 2013 – but is the respective record against teams from the country of today’s opponent.
It has been eight times in a competitive match a representative from the Beletage of German football at Stamford Bridge hosted Chelsea FC and has lost so far none of these eight games (six wins, two draws). This is offset by a disastrous balance of Hessen in the United Kingdom. Three times there was an away game in a Premier League team – and all three games has lost Eintracht Frankfurt with a total goal difference of 1: 7.
Chelsea vs Frankfurt Our Football Prediction Explained
At Chelsea against Frankfurt, the past weekend certainly plays a role in the prediction. If the Londoners returned to the Champions League with a 3-0 victory over Watford FC and are no longer reliant on the overall victory in the Europa League, then the SGE experienced one of the blackest hours of the season with the 1: 6 debacle in Leverkusen. But: The Blues lost in the form of N’Golo Kanté one of the most important players ever, which is a kind of rock in the defensive midfield. Coupled with the fact that the Eagles are offensively strong and with Ante Rebic and maybe even Sébastian Haller now better than in the first leg are set up, the SGE is at least the required away goal or even more confident.
Key Facts – Chelsea vs Frankfurt tips
⭐️ Chelsea have successfully qualified for the Champions League this weekend but lost to N’Golo Kanté in the 3-0 home win over Watford
⭐️ Frankfurt has lost all three away games in England so far
⭐️ Chelsea has never lost to a representative from the Bundesliga: six wins, two draws
That’s exactly what makes it so difficult for Chelsea Vs. Frankfurt a tip from the classic 3-way system to play, especially since the rate for the home win the blues in terms of risk is far too low. In any case, we can see that the SGE at Stamford Bridge will be very offensive in the game. And that could mean that in the first half it is already hot between the two goal factories of the current European League season. Therefore, the most lasting thing seems to be a hint that over 1.5 goals in the first half.
Betting Prediction: Over 1.5 goals (1st HT)