Slavia – Chelsea, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR SLAVIA - CHELSEA
Slavia Prague is in brilliant shape and blurs its rivals in the Czech league. This will most likely bring them the title, but they still have to go a long way for it. It will not be forgotten, however, the way Slavia came to this phase. Their victory over Sevilla during extra time and this cunning character of the Czech team will have to be seriously taken into account by Chelsea, who have problems throughout the season.
Chelsea made a hard start against West Ham four days ago, but still won. Why did they, however, win? Because of Hazard. The difference between them and the hammers was not that big on the pitch. Yes, Chelsea had an advantage and still was a host, but Eden is the man of the moment for the blue and they rely heavily on him for winning the matches. In this case, it is extremely interesting whether he will play against Slavia or will be rested for Liverpool on Sunday. The match for Chelsea with Liverpool is of fundamental importance, because the league is still of first importance for them.
We believe that Chelsea will not be thrown into endless attacks from the start of the game. They were very cautious in many of the games at the start of the Europa League, but mostly relied on the strong defense we expect to repeat. Slavia must also be cautious. We expect this to be one of the many tactical duels that triggered the first matches of a tournament clash. Prediction – No BTTS at 1.90.
- Prague has 4 clean sheets in the last 5 games in Europa League
- 7 of the last 10 Chelsea matches in Europe have ended with BTTS-NO
SLAVIA TEAM NEWS
Jaromir Zmrhal (21/4 m, doubtful), Tomáš Souček (26/9 m, 2nd top scorer, suspended), Jakub Hromada (0/0 m), Stanislav Tecl (9/3 f)
CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
Marcos Alonso (28/1 d, doubtful), Ethan Ampadu (0/0 d), Marco van Ginkel (0/0 m). Some players from the first team could be rested