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Chelsea vs Slavia Prague: Blues to ease into semi-finals

Kick-off: 2000, 18/04/2019

Stadium: Stamford Bridge

TV: BT Sport

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Chelsea took a giant step towards the Europa League semi-finals with a 1-0 first-leg win over Slavia Prague.

A clean sheet and an away goal in the Czech Republic should set the Blues up for a straight-forward return game at Stamford Bridge.

With that in mind, Maurizio Sarri’s side to win both halves at 33/20 is our first Chelsea vs Slavia Prague prediction.

A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds

Chelsea left it late in Prague as Marcos Alonso headed in the winner from Willian’s cross with four minutes remaining.

The Blues were far from their best, struggling for fluency throughout a niggly night at the Sinobo Stadium.

That may have had something to do with Sarri’s team selection, with last Sunday’s trip to Liverpool in mind, having left the likes of N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard and Gonzalo Higuain on the bench.

Sarri said: “We need to think that the second leg will be difficult because these opponents are really very dangerous also away. Like in the round against Genk.

“And so we need to be careful. It’s very difficult to face them. Really very difficult.”

The 2-0 loss at Anfield could have a big bearing on their top-four hopes, meaning the Europa League may be their best chance to reach next season’s Champions League.

Chelsea have won all five home games in Europe this season, scoring 14 goals and conceding just one.

That means the Blues to win to nil at 9/10 looks appealing in our Chelsea vs Slavia Prague odds.

A Look At Slavia Prague’s Betting Odds

The Czechs have got a big job on their hands if they are to overturn the 1-0 deficit in England.

Slavia have won only two of their five Europa League matches on the road this term, conceding six goals.

They have shown signs that they are capable of performing away, hammering Genk 4-1 and also holding Sevilla to a 2-2 draw.

But Chelsea are so strong at Stamford Bridge and have netted at least three goals in their last four Europa League games there.

And with the competition’s top-scorer Olivier Giroud in their ranks it is unlikely Prague will keep the hosts at bay.

The Blues to win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 at 13/10 completes our Chelsea vs Slavia Prague betting tips.

Additional stats

Last Europa League result:

Slavia Prague 0-1 Chelsea – Marcos Alonso

Head-to-head: Slavia Prague 0-1 Chelsea

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