Europa League Quarter Finals 2nd Leg Preview and Betting Tips

Alex Campean

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:28 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019 12:28 PM UTC

High-scoring affairs expected on Thursday in Europa League

<p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/zNepXce6BGU\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/]</p><h2>Chelsea vs Slavia Prague</h2><p><strong>Thursday, April 18, Stamford Bridge</strong></p><p><strong>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Next up: Slavia Prague.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Let's finish the job! 💪 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/vZemhIY3jI\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/vZemhIY3jI&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ChelseaFC/status/1117899201235562501?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 15, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</strong></p><p>Chelsea’s main objective is to qualify in the Champions League group stages, so they have 2 options, to finish the Premier League in top 4 or to lift the Europa League trophy. They recorded a 1-0 win in the 1st leg in Prague, resting many of their key players. They are by far the better side and they are expected to easily qualify in the semi-finals of the competitions comfortably winning the 2nd leg. This season they’ve performed way better at home averaging 2.8 goals scored in their Europa League matches, conceding just 1 goal in 5 fixtures. The visitors struggled to find spaces and create scoring opportunities at home, so we expect them to be outclassed in the 2nd leg at Stamford Bridge. The hosts are expected to wrap up the qualification, score early in the game and win both at half-time and full-time. We also expect over 1 goal on the Asian Handicap in the 1st half of the match which is priced at 1.75 with Unibet.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Europa League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Chelsea to win HT/FT at 1.95 with Bet365.</strong></em></a></p><h2>Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica</h2><p><strong>Thursday, April 18, Commerzbank-Arena</strong></p><p><strong>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;It's not over! 12 vs.11❤️&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/SGEuropa?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#SGEuropa&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/SGEBenfica?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#SGEBenfica&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/GgsyQf4mZv\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/GgsyQf4mZv&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_eng) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/eintracht_eng/status/1118046409931075584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 16, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</strong></p><p>This clash is expected to be the most entertaining one in the 2nd leg of the Europa League. Both Eintracht and Benfica are brilliant going forward, are scoring goals for fun both home and away and are fully packed with players who can make the difference in every single game. Benfica won the 1st leg 4-2 on their turf and have the 1st chance to qualify in the semis. On the other side, Eintracht played 70 minutes with 10 players player as Evan N'Dicka was red carded in the 1st half but they still managed to score twice. They now need a brilliant performance from their attacking players, Luka Jovic and Ante Rebic. Unfortunately, their 3rd striker, who’s part of their deadly trio, Sebastian Haller is not 100% fit and will miss also the 2nd leg of the quarter finals. Benfica’s Joao Felix was the MVP of the match in the 1st leg scoring a hattrick and is likely to be used also in the 2nd half. We expect an exciting match with goals from both sides and at least 3 goals in the game.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829" target="_blank" title="Europa League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 1.85 with Coral.</strong></em></a></p><h2>Napoli vs Arsenal</h2><p><strong>Thursday, April 18, Stadio San Paolo</strong></p><p><strong>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Napoli gear up for Arsenal showdown 👉🏻 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/n8CebhE6te\"&gt;https://t.co/n8CebhE6te&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;💙 &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/ForzaNapoliSempre?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#ForzaNapoliSempre&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/pGyP3rPzsJ\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/pGyP3rPzsJ&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/en_sscnapoli/status/1117757022827634688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 15, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</strong></p><p>Football might be cruel sometimes. Arsenal failed to solve the qualification issue in the 1st leg winning just 2-0 on their turf after creating so many scoring opportunities and might be punished in the 2nd leg by Napoli. Arsenal should have an attacking approach in the 2nd leg and try to find the back of the net. In that case Napoli will need 4 goals which is not impossible but it’s extremely difficult. Both teams have huge attacking firepower and given Arsenal’s poor defensive record we expect them to concede. They enter this match on the back of a great 1-0 away win against Watford, the 1st time this season they are winning on the road and keeping a clean sheet in the process. We expect an thrilling match with both teams ready to offer us many goals.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Europa League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 1.9 with WilliamHill</strong></em></a></p>
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