Betting Preview: Slavia Prague vs. Chelsea: Away Win On The Cards
Europa League front-runners Chelsea are overwhelming favourites to secure a semifinal berth at the expense of last eight opponents Slavia Prague of the Czech Republic.
Slavia Prague have been one of the surprise packages of this Europa League season and their players were excited about the quarterfinal draw against Chelsea but it would likely be the end of the road for the Czech side.
Slavia Prague saw off Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla in the last round but the Blues are a level above the Spaniards and are expected to be a much sterner test for the Czech side.
Chelsea made light work of Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev in the last round via an 8-0 aggregate win.
They have hit form under Maurizio Sarri in the league in recent weeks with three straight wins.
Chelsea recorded their third win in a row in the Premier League on Monday night after a 2-0 win over London rivals West Ham United with star man Eden Hazard getting the two goals.
Hazard might be rested for the Slavia Prague game with an eye on the crucial Premier League clash at Liverpool on Sunday.
Chelsea have winning odds of 1.66 for the Slavia Prague game while the hosts have victory odds of 5.30.
A possible draw between them is at the odds of 3.80.