Tip Chelsea - Slavia Prague
Chelsea's defeat at Liverpool on Sunday left them in fourth place in the English Premier League. A win for Arsenal at Watford on Monday evening will see them drop out of the Champions League qualification positions and they've played a game more than their rivals. That puts even more pressure on them to win the Europa League and qualify for the Champions League in that way. Last Thursday's first leg of this quarter-final saw them come away from Prague with a 1-0 win thanks to a Marco Alonso goal four minutes from time. Chelsea remain unbeaten in the Europa League this season with 10 wins and a draw. Home form has seen them win all of their home games in this year's competition with 14 goals scored and just one conceded. The Londoners have never lost a home Europa League tie and are unbeaten in their last six home matches at Stamford Bridge.
Slavia Prague followed up the loss to Chelsea with a 1-1 draw with Sparta Prague at the weekend but remain five points clear at the top of the table. Their away record in European football isn't all that inspiring. They haven't won any of their last eight away games in the Champions League and in the Europa League this season have lost in Bordeaux and drew with Sevilla. A Chelsea home win is the tip for this game.
Key points Chelsea - Slavia Prague
Chelsea have won 10 of their 11 Europa League games this season.
Chelsea have never lost a home Europa League match.
Slavia Prague have already lost two away games in European competition this season.
Conclusion Chelsea - Slavia Prague
Chelsea should have few problems reaching the last four of the Europa League. They have a 1-0 lead from the away first leg and have won all of their Europa League home games this season with plenty of goals scored. Slavia Prague are inconsistent on their European travels and this looks booked for a home win.
Chelsea Slavia Prague Prediction published on April 15, 2019