Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips: 2 AH+0.5, 2019-02-14

Europa League Tips

Europa League
Thursday 14th February 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Eintracht Frankfurt AH+0.5
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.70 (odds taken at 13:15 GMT, 13 Feb 2019)

Shakhtar Donetsk play host to Eintracht Frankfurt as rthe betting tips continue in the round of 16 in the Europa League, with Shakhtar being another side that have been given another bite of the European cherry.

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Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction

Shakhtar Donetsk’s European adventure continues despite failing to progress from the group stages of the Champions League as the hosts finished in third spot in Group F behind group winners, Manchester City and runners-up Lyon.

Third place means going straight to the knockout rounds in the Europa League in the round of 16 so the Ukraine outfit will look to make the most of their ‘second chance’ on Thursday night at their Donbass Arena where recent results have been a little on the ordinary side of things.

The hosts have registered just one win from their last six matches in all competitions, while during the group stages of the Champions League, Shakhtar failed to win any of their three home matches which ended in 2-2 and 1-1 draws with Hoffenheim and Lyon respectively, along with a heavy 3-0 defeat to Manchester City.

However, the hosts possess a strong record at home in the Europa League, losing just one of their last nine ties on home turf.


Key-Facts – Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Shakhtar Donetsk have drawn 4 of their last 6 home matches overall
  • This will be the first ever meeting between these two sides
  • Eintracht Frankfurt recorded a 100% record during the group stages


Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction

Eintracht Frankfurt are another side that sailed through the group stages of the Europa League as the German outfit finished top of Group H and three points ahead of runners-up, Lazio, while recording a 100% winning record in the process.

Home and away wins over Marseille, Apollon and Lazio is an impressive set of results and having also put together a four match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga since the resumption of the domestic season after the winter break, the visitors will be in confident mood ahead of Thursday’s first leg at the Donbass Arena.

Eintracht Frankfurt also possess a strong sequence of results away from home in the Europa League too as they’ve suffered just one defeat from their last 11 away ties in this competition, which was a 4-2 loss at Maccabi Tel Aviv back in 2013.

Wins away at Marseille and Lazio are not to be sniffed at, and along with their dangerous attacking forward line that consists of personnel such as Jovic (14 goals), Haller (11 goals) and Rebic (7 goals), they stand a good chance of at least holding their own in this first leg.

Betting Tips Verdict

Shakhtar Donetsk are by no means guaranteed of securing a win here, and Eintracht Frankfurt might just cause a few problems here.