Benfica – Eintracht, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR BENFICA - FRANKFURT
Definitely this will be a very interesting game. Maybe with the exception of Slavia – Chelsea, which is at paper the most uneven, this year the Europa League provides us with unique matches in the quarterfinals. Benfica will not take a Cup this season in Portugal. They are, however, seriously involved in the championship title battle, which will be the big goal, but let’s not forget that the eagles have not won a European Cup for decades and the curse is still over them so they will not give up from the Europa League.
For Eintracht Europa League is something like the Holy Grail this season. This was stated by the team’s camp. All the players and fans will unite and give everything to reach the final. Since the beginning of the tournament, the performance of the German team is world class. Fortunately, their shape is brilliant at the moment and they have many victories in the league as well. This is one of the strongest seasons of the team, and they are no doubt favorites to continue even against Benfica, who are the most renowned rival.
Benfica has had a lot of injuries lately, but has tried to recover most of its players. However, they are unlikely to be in the best position. It is important that Benfica plays open football, which will help to make a better match. We do not expect Eintracht to lose. The Germans will score most likely, because they are very strong at the moment and Benfica is not so stable. We think that at home Benfica can score a goal against every team in Europa League and will do it. Therefore – BTTS at 1.72.
- Benfica have scored in 18 of their last 19 home games in all competitions
- Eintracht scored a goal in 10 of the last 11 games
BENFICA TEAM NEWS
Eduardo Salvio (11/1 m, doubtful), German Conti (4/0 d), Tyronne Ebuehi (0/0 d), Gabriel Pires (17/0 m), Adel Taarabt (2/0 m), Jonas Gonçalves (17/10 f, 2nd top scorer, suspended)
FRANKFURT TEAM NEWS
Martin Hinteregger (9/1 d), Marco Russ (5/0 d), Almamy Touré (4/0 d), Mijat Gaćinović (23/0 m), Sebastian Rode (9/0 m), Marc Stendera (7/0 m), Sebastien Haller (27/14 f, 2nd top scorer)(all doubtful), Taleb Tawatha (3/0 d), Timothy Chandler (0/0 d)