Eintracht Frankfurt v Benfica Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-04-18

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Europa League Tips

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT v BENFICA
Europa League
Thursday 18th April 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.54 (odds taken at 23:48 GMT, 16 Apr 2019)

The 2nd legs of the quarter-finals of the Europa League will be played on Thursday night and our next featured fixture is a clash between Eintracht Frankfurt and Benfica as the betting tips continue at the Commerzbank-Arena with the hosts attempting to chase down a 4-2 deficit…

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Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction

Eintracht Frankfurt suffered back-to-back defeats on the weekend when they were surprisingly beaten 3-1 at home by Augsburg which followed on from last week’s 1st leg 4-2 defeat away at tonight’s opponents Benfica in the Europa League.

The German club now find themselves chasing down a two-goal deficit ahead of this important 2nd leg at their Commerzbank-Arena and will need to make a positive start by going on the front foot from the off – this could of course allow Benfica to hit them on the break, but as the hosts secured a five-match winning streak before the losses, the hosts will still be confident they can retrieve the situation here.

Frankfurt had previously put together a 15-match sequence without defeat overall in all competitions which included Europa League wins against Shakhtar Donetsk (at home) and Inter Milan (away), but they’ll need to replicate previous home wins in this competition tonight.

Eintracht Frankfurt have lost just 1 of their last 13 home ties in the Europa League and have won four of their last five on home turf which includes wins over Lazio 4-1, Apollon 2-0, Marseille 4-0 and Shakhtar Dontesk 4-1.

 

Key-Facts – Eintracht Frankfurt v Benfica

  • Eintracht Frankfurt have lost just 1 of their last 13 Europa League ties at home
  • Benfica have won their last 3 matches on the trot in all competitions
  • Benfica have won just 1 of their last 4 away ties in the Europa League

 

Benfica Prediction

Benfica registered a third win on the trot in all competitions on the weekend when they recorded a 4-2 home win against Vitoria Setubal in the Portuguese domestic Primeira Liga which followed on from a previous victory against Feirense 4-1 away from home.

More importantly though, the Portuguese visitors recorded a 4-2 home win over tonight’s opponents Eintracht Frankfurt in last week’s 1st leg at their Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) in Lisbon which gives them a valuable and precious two-goal buffer here.

However, having conceded 2 goals by the away side Eintracht Frankfurt last week, this means that Benfica can’t just park the bus here, so they’ll no doubt be looking for the holes left by Frankfurt as the hosts look to press forward to reduce the deficit.

Benfica head into this 2nd leg having registered just one win from their last four away ties which was a 2-1 win at Galatasaray, but they’ll be mindful of recent defeats at Sevilla (on penalties) and Dinamo Zagreb.

Betting Tips Verdict

Eintracht Frankfurt are expected to come out of the blocks in quick fashion here, while Benfica possess a dangerous goalscoring threat.


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