Betting Preview: Chelsea vs Slavia Prague: Home Win On The Cards
Europa League favourites Chelsea are in a good position to secure a semifinal spot in the competition ahead of Czech side Slavia Prague.
Chelsea won the first leg 1-0 courtesy an 86th-minute strike from Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso.
The Blues might have to depend on winning the Europa League to seal a return to the Champions League stage due to the fact that a top-four finish in the Premier League is highly unlikely with the way things are at the moment.
Chelsea are in a battle with other major Premier League teams like Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United though the two North London sides are in a better position for a top-four finish.
Just two spots are available for Champions League football with the other two places already taken by both Premier League title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is under pressure again following the weekend’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the Premier League.
The defeat has placed them in a difficult situation to secure Champions League football via the league route.
Sarri and his players can’t afford any slip-up in their Europa League quarterfinal second leg clash with Slavia Prague FC of Czech Republic.
The Blues have winning odds of 1.33 according to Surebet247 while their opponents have victory odds of 9.75.
The possibility of a stalemate is at the odds of 5.00.