Guimaraes (@4.6) vs Eintracht Frankfurt (@1.72)
03-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Eintracht Frankfurt will win

Guimaraes – Eintracht Frankfurt Match Prediction | 03-10-2019 15:00

Eintracht Frankfurt are enjoying a very successful season and they are definitely capable of overcoming the deficit at their PSD Bank Arena. Die Adler are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that Serbian striker Luka Jovic looks unstoppable at the moment, we are tempted to put our money on the Bundesliga outfit. You should bear in mind that Eintracht are eyeing their fifth home win of the season in the Europa League.

Benfica did eventually make it through to the quarter-finals, though they made hard work of seeing off a determined Dinamo Zagreb side. Having been forced into extra-time by the Croats, Thursdays Portuguese hosts may find it tough against a Frankfurt side that proved just how good they are when beating Inter Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in the last-16.

Going forward, Benfica have looked somewhat tame since dropping out of the UCL, especially on their own patch. They failed to score when hosting Galatasaray in the last-16, while they only notched once before extra-time against Zagreb last time out in this competition. Moreover, their creativity numbers have been poor, as they posted 0.91 expected goals for against Galatasaray and just 1.14 in 130 minutes in the previous round. Such numbers dont exactly point towards home goals on Thursday.

Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt Match Info

Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Strasbourg v Eintracht Frankfurt match are shown here (plus the best game odds). Lets see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. Therefore, we predict a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 draw at the end of the 90 minutes. When taking all factors into account, Eintracht Frankfurt and Strasbourg should both get enough opportunities to score, although its hard to separate the two.

The Freiburg defender made USA 2014 World Cup squad, but he did not play for the Yanks at the showpiece tournament in Brazil. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as a right midfielder and a right winger as well. It has to be noted that Chandler made 10 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign.

Arguably the most successful club in Portugal, Benfica have won a record of 35 Primeira Liga titles and also a record 25 Taca de Liga and 7 Taca da Liga trophies. Benfica play their home games at the Estadio da Luz which replaced the original one in 2003 and which boasts the capacity of more than 64,000. Member of the Big Three clubs in Portugal alongside FC Porto and CP Sporting, Sport Lisboa e Benfica are the football club that has never been relegated from the Primeira Liga. The club is nicknamed Aguias because of the Eagle symbol atop the clubs crest.

The run of form that they are in right now is certainly a stark contrast to the one that the guests have under their belt. This, without a doubt, makes Vaduz the underdogs by a mile to come out on top this week. Frankfurt have been a force to reckon with on their home turf. They have succumbed to a defeat on not more than two occasions in their last ten clashes.

Form Summary

They keep up with Porto at the top of Primeira Liga but still was only a return to the winning ways after a disappointing 1-0 Taca de Portugal loss at Sporting Cp which cut their campaign just short of a Final. Benfica have, on the other hand, beaten Feirense (1-4) over the weekend with a comeback completed through goals from Pizzi, Andre Almeida, and Haris Seferovic (x2).

They are of course in the last eight, though their efforts havent exactly been impressive. Since dropping out of the Champions League, Benfica, who reached the final of this competition in both 2013 and 2014, have underwhelmed. They edged past Galatasaray in the last-16, failing to score in front of a home crowd, while they required an extra 30 minutes to see off Dinamo Zagreb in the previous round.

In fact, theyve done an excellent job of preventing their opponents from creating, as theyve surrendered just 0.22 and 0.74 expected goals in their two home UEL home matches this season. Those two matches combined saw Thursdays hosts give away a total of just four shots on target, which is a big part of why theyre yet to concede a goal on home soil. Fortunately, Benfica have defended very well in front of a home crowd.

This piece of information further cements my picks for this clash, and I think you should back this option at one of the betting sites in Nigeria which are notorious for having great odds. However, this match took place over 9 years ago and a lot has changed since then. These teams clashed just once in their past when Frankfurt came out victorious by the score of 2-3. Furthermore, in 4 of the last 5 games that Strasbourg have played in front of the home supporters, we saw both teams scoring.