On Thursday, 9 May 2019, Chelsea London and Eintracht Frankfurt face each other at 21:00 CET in the return leg of the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League semi-finals. Both teams are thus still one game away from the big final in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 29, 2019, for which, however, only one of the two clubs in this Anglo-German duel can solve the ticket.
In principle, everything is still open at Stamford Bridge, as after the 1-1 draw from the first leg both teams have it completely in their own hands, while a draw at 0: 0 would only help the blues, it 1: 1 extension would give and at 2: 2 or higher the Hesse would be qualified for Baku.
Today’s Betting Tips Chelsea vs Frankfurt
At least a look into the history books speaks clearly for Chelsea London. Not only have the Blues never retired in this ten-year-old competition in knockout stages and have not lost a game since playing 16 competitive matches in the Europa League, but Maurizio Sarri’s team is also generally at home against teams from the Bundesliga still completely unbeaten (six wins, two draws). In addition, in the last four cases in which a first leg ended in a draw in a semi-final of the Europa League, each of the team has progressed, which had home right in the second leg. Most recently, in this way, the 2018 overall winner Atlético Madrid with a home win in the second leg after away from home away spot at Arsenal in London, the leap into the final. But: At least in the recent balance sheet of both teams, this first leg result does not mean anything. In the last international first leg draw in the distance, Chelsea then dropped out of London, with a 2-2 draw at home to Paris Saint-Germain in the knockout round of the 2014/15 Champions League. Conversely, Eintracht Frankfurt managed in the fourth attempt after a draw in the first leg at home just in the second round of this season’s Europa League season for the first time the entry into the next round with an away win: A 1-0 win at Inter Milan.
Such an achievement is perfectly reproducible for the eagle, although the SGE has so far lost all three competitive games ever played by a club from England. Nevertheless, the Hessians at Stamford Bridge have absolutely nothing to lose, which is why a tense fight can be assumed. In this post, we have examined the cracker in the Europa League semi-finals 2019 a little closer to you, to you after form check of the two counterparties also a prediction in terms of the best possible tip for the second leg to be able to deliver.
Chelsea FC – The minimum goal has already been reached
Some other coaches would certainly have called a B-Elf in the face of the Nirwana of the Premier League standing opponent Watford for the league match on the weekend to then have a fit team for the Europa League on the court. But not the eccentric Italian coach Maurizio Sarri, who sent along with Eden Hazard and the ailing N’Golo Kanté on the field – and promptly injured after ten minutes. A potentially severe weakening if the French world champion will not be back in time for Frankfurt, especially since the small midfielder is a vital interface in the blues defensive play. Although Maurizio Sarri announced at the subsequent press conference that the starting line-up by Kanté had been a mistake, he also pointed out that it was essential to qualify for the Champions League via the Premier League. And with renewed stumbling blocks of the competition, the Londoners jumped in the table not only in third place, but have reached this minimum goal a game before the end of the season at four points ahead of fifth place ahead of schedule.
Noteworthy, especially since Chelsea had previously gone through a small period of weakness of three league games in a row without a win. And now, of course, the blues can concentrate 100% on the Europa League, where after the championship 2017 and the FA Cup 2018, at least in 2019, a title could be won again. In addition, in a competition that is the Londoners like no other. Not only did the Blues win the second most important European competition for club teams in 2013, but they have never failed in a knockout round in the ten-year history of the Europa League and have not lost a game for 16 games in a row (record ). Coupled with the great home record against guests from Germany (six wins and two draws from eight home games), the trend is clearly heading towards the finals. But: With Antonio Rüdiger, Gary Cahill and possibly also N’Golo Kanté defensive just missing a few important cornerstones in the team.
↪ Probable team: Kepa – Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Alonso – Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic – Pedro, Giroud, Hazard
Eintracht Frankfurt – Two seminal weeks that decide everything or nothing
After Adi Hütter after failing to start the 2018/19 season – DFB Cup out against an amateur club, 0-5 in the Super Cup against Bayern and only one win among the first five league games – long time the lists of bookmakers for the first coach dismissal led the SGE to enchant Germany and Europe. In the Bundesliga, the offensively powerful Eagles turned into secret favorites and spent most of the season on a starting place for the Champions League. And in the Europa League, the Hesse became the first Bundesliga club of all time to win all six games in the group stage before eliminating three absolute heavyweights in the knockout round with Schachtjor Donetsk, Inter Milan and Benfica were.
And yet the SGE is now clearly back to the wall, as the 2-0 home win over Benfica Lisbon, with the 2: 4 defeat in the Portuguese capital was reversed, was the only competitive victory of the last six Play. Worse still: Last weekend, with the protection of Gacinovic and Jovic even a 1: 6 swatter at Bayer Leverkusen, through which the Eagles are now tied with the Werkself in fourth place. Mind you with just three points ahead to eighth place, so that even further weak appearances in the Beletage of German football even the free fall on a table space would be possible, which would not even qualify for the renewed participation in the Europa League. Judging by the fact that it is on 34 Matchday away to FC Bayern Munich, this is not even a scenario that is completely further down.
All the more, Eintracht Frankfurt must also keep an eye on the straw called the Europa League, where the next sensation must be made away in Chelsea, where the Eagles are definitely not without a chance. Finally, Ante Rebic is back on the pitch with a powerful offensive player who had to qualify from the quarter-finals in the first leg, while Sébastian Haller could be an option again. With ten wins to date, two draws and only one defeat from the current Europa League season, Adi Hütter’s team at Stamford Bridge need not hide, but still have to make a 180-degree turnaround to their recent appearance in Leverkusen.
↪ Probable team: Trapp – Falette, Hinteregger, Abraham – Kostic, Hasebe, Fernandes, da Costa – Rode, Gacinovic – Jovic
Chelsea vs Frankfurt – Previous meetings
There has been a single clash between Chelsea London and Eintracht Frankfurt so far: the first leg on Thursday, which was known to end in a 1-1 draw, making the direct comparison even more balanced. But at least with regard to the balance sheets against teams from the country of the opponent beats everything in the direction of the blues. So Chelsea has never lost at home to a Bundesliga side (six wins, two draws), while the Hessians have so far in all three competitive games on English soil as a loser from the square …
Chelsea vs Frankfurt Best Football Tips Provided by Insiders Tipsters
The only playable tip can only go to the home win of the Blues, for which, however, very low odds are tendered. No wonder, because the Londoners go as a big favorite in this semifinals. Because at the tip on the advancement of the Hessen rather the desire father of the thoughts would be, it is only possible for a more attractive odds, to avoid an alternative market. Here is a “Both teams to score yes” certainly the most skillful, what can be played. Finally, Chelsea has to give up on important cornerstones on the defensive, while the offensive of Hesse with Rebic and possibly even Haller receives two clear reinforcements. A scoring of Frankfurt is in our eyes therefore quite likely, although it will be very difficult in the end, so that it also enough for the final. “Both teams to score: yes”, however, is also a consistent tip, because the SGE so far has always met without exception in all six away matches of the current European League season.
|Insider Tips||victory Chelsea|
|Insider Tips||victory Frankfurt|
|Insider Tips||Both teams to score/ Yes|
|Insider Tips||Both teams to score/ No|
|Insider Tips||Over 2.5 goals|
|Insider Tips||Under 2.5 goals|