Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea Live, UEFA Europa League, Date: Thursday, 2 May 2019, Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET and Venue: Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt am Main).
Chelsea will face serious tests on Thursday night in their first leg of the Europa League semifinals against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Commerzbank Arena. Both teams are ranked 4th in their respective divisions and both will enter this situation after two draws.
The Eagles are still three points behind Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga standings, despite errors against Wolfsburg and Hertha BSC in the last two rounds.
Head coach Adi Hutter has reason to be satisfied with his team’s recent defensive performance, while Frankfurt has only scored one goal in the last three games in several competitions. The series began with a 2-0 win over Portuguese heavyweight Benfica on the leg of their Europa League quarter-final match at Commerzbank-Arena.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea: Face to face
- This will be the first official clash between the two teams.
- They played in a friendly preseason game nine years ago, when Eintracht Frankfurt won 2-1.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea: Prediction
Chelsea’s defensive line was much less reliable in recent weeks. The Blues assigned three goals to Slavia Prague (4-3 win), two to Burnley (2-2 draw) and one to Manchester United out of form (1-1 draw).
Maurizio Sarri’s men have won only two points in three league matches, but they still occupy fourth place in a series of passes by Man United and Arsenal (their biggest opponents in the top four).
However, Chelsea has kept their network intact in four of their last five Europa League games, which Sarri’s troops will seek to strengthen to qualify.
Frankfurt has also maintained three white sheets in the last four matches of the competition. We must say that the Eagles had a much more complicated course to go to the semifinals, surpassing tastes such as Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, and Benfica.
The highly improved defensive line in Frankfurt will be a daunting challenge for Chelsea, who is out of shape. We recognize that it is very important to help guests keep a clean sheet at 3.50. You can also go with the victory at home at 2.75.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea: Betting Odds
- Eintracht Frankfurt to win @ 2.75 (7/4)
- Eintracht Frankfurt holds a white sheet in 3.50 (5/2)