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Slavia Prague vs Chelsea Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

10:00 PM IST 11/04/19
Callum Hudson-Odoi Chelsea Europa League 2019
Our tipster is expecting an entertaining encounter when the Blues travel to the Czech capital for Thursday's Europa League quarter-final first-leg tie

Chelsea head to Slavia Prague for the first-leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday night.  

Latest odds

The Blues are unbeaten in this competition thus far this term and Maurizio Sarri's side will be confident of claiming a positive result in the Czech capital. Chelsea can be backed at 7/10 (1.70) with bet365 to seize the initiative in the tie.

Slavia, though, stunned Sevilla in the previous round of the competition. As such, this clash will hold no fears for Jindrich Trpisovsky's men.

The hosts, who lead the Czech top-flight, are available at 19/4 (5.75) with bet365 to establish a first-leg lead. The same firm go 14/5 (3.80) that the tie remains level ahead of next week's return leg at Stamford Bridge.

Team news

Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick in Kiev in the previous round. The World Cup winning striker is expected to lead the line for the Blues in Prague having only made a cameo appearance in the visitors' last game.

Eden Hazard has played just 117 minutes for the Blues in this competition this term and the midfield maestro may be afforded a breather on the back of his heroics against West Ham United on Monday.

Power-packed attacks

Slavia have scored 10 goals in their last two domestic fixtures and should be brimming with belief ahead of this one.

Chelsea notched eight goals without reply as they eased past Dynamo Kiev in the previous round and Sarri's side have scored at least twice in seven of their last eight matches in this competition.

The 10/11 (1.91) quote from bet365 for more than two goals to be scored could, therefore, prove popular.

The visitors have kept things tight in this competition so far but Slavia have also been in scintillating form in front of goal in recent weeks. Trpisovski's side have scored 24 goals in their last seven domestic matches.

Predictions and Tips

The hosts have scored eight goals inside 90 minutes in their last three Europa League ties. They also struck twice in extra-time to sink Sevilla in the previous round.

So far Chelsea have netted 25 Europa League goals this season and look more than capable of making their mark in what could prove to be an open affair.

As such, bet365's 10/11 (1.91) quote for both teams to find the target may represent real value for punters.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Both teams to score at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake at bet365