Eintracht Frankfurt v Benfica Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th April 2019

Europa League Betting

Eintracht Frankfurt v Benfica Betting Tips – UEFA Europa League, 18th April 8.05pm

The first leg of this tie was a thriller with Eintracht Frankfurt going down to ten but they are still well in this tie with two away goals. The Germans are going to have to dig deep but they only the need the two goals now to turn this around. Benfica may come under some big pressure. Read our predictions for Eintracht Frankfurt v Benfica.

Eintracht Frankfurt v Benfica Betting Odds*

Eintracht Frankfurt 4/5
Draw 13/5
Benfica 7/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 5:02 p.m.)

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Eintracht Frankfurt News and Form

Frankfurt are in the quarterfinals for the Europa League for the first time. They have to put in a big shift on home soil as well if they want to extend their journey. There are 4-2 down from the first leg, a red card in Lisbon hampering them. But still, even with that against them, they never gave up and got a couple of away goals on the board. That loss in Lisbon was their first defeat in this season’s Europa League campaign after they had topped their group which included Lazio and Marseille. They then took out Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan in the knockout stages.

Eintracht Frankfurt have a W15 D4 L2 record in the Europa League which includes qualification matches as well. They are undefeated at home in the Europa League with a W8 D2 record. Frankfurt have won seven of their 11 previous two-legged ties in UEFA competition after having lost the first leg away from home. Their one previous tie against Portuguese opposition was against Porto in the 2013/14 round of 32. Frankfurt lost that tie on away goals after a 5-5 aggregate. Now they have eleven men and home advantage, what can they do with it?


Key-Facts – Eintracht Frankfurt v Benfica

  • Eintracht Frankfurt are unbeaten at home in the competition
  • Frankfurt have already knocked out Shakhtar and Inter
  • Benfica have won their last three quarter final ties


Benfica News and Form

The star of the first leg for Benfica was 19 year old Joao Felix who fired off a hat trick. So they have a decent margin to defend in their trip to Germany. Benfica were in the Champions League this season but could only take third place behind Bayern Munich and Ajax, to end up here. They moved past Galatasaray and Dinamo Zagreb to reach the quarterfinals. Benfica have won three of their previous four quarter-finals ties in the competition, getting victories in each of their last three. Benfica have lost 11 of their last 22 matches in UEFA Competition.

But their form in Europe is good this season at W7 D4 L3 so they are still going to be a threat of course. The three wins suffered have been out on their travels. Out on the road in the Europa League in their history, they have produced a W10 D5 L5 record which isn’t bad. They were on a five-match undefeated streak of away from in the Europa League (W4 D1) before their trip to Dinamo Zagreb in the round of sixteen. Benfica have won 48 of 57 ties after having won the first leg of a UEFA tie on home soil. They have lost just one of fourteen previous ties after having won the first leg by a two-goal margin in Lisbon.

Eintracht Frankfurt v Benfica Predictions

Eintracht Frankfurt to win: The Germans kept themselves alive with a good couple of away goals in Portugal and how precious will they be. They can step it up on home soil and really heap some pressure on Benfica. Home win at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 5:02 p.m.)

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