Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th February 2019

Pitmen can just edge home leg

Europa League Betting

Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips – Europa League, 14th February 8.00pm

Shakhtar took a drop down from the Champions League this season to end up in this position in the Europa League knockouts. Eintracht Frankfurt meanwhile won all six of their Europa League group games. Read our predictions for Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Odds*

Shakhtar Donetsk 6/5
Eintracht Frankfurt 11/5
Draw 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 11th, 2019 at 11:18 p.m.)

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Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt Preview

Shakhtar Donetsk finished with just one win in their six group stage games in the Champions League. It meant that they finished behind Man City and Lyon. Shakhtar faced Lyon on matchday six and would have progressed if they have beaten the French side. They drew 1-1. This is their fifth appearance in the round of 32 in the Europa league winning just one of those previous ties at this stage.

In this season’s Champions League, they didn’t win any of their home games but they have actually only lost two for their last 17 home games in Europe (W11 D4). They haven’t managed a clean sheet in any of their last eight though. Shakhtar’s record against German sides is W7 D6 L6. They haven’t won any of the four previous home games at this stage of the competition (D2 L2). The Pitmen have drawn their last five home games against German opposition.

 

Key-Facts – Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Shakhtar haven’t won a home game in the Rd32 in the Europa League before
  • The Ukrainians have a W11 D4 L2 record in their last seven European home games
  • Frankfurt won all six of their group stage games

 

Frankfurt were flawless in the group stage as they finished top of their section over Italian side Lazio. They have been to the Ukraine three times before in their history, losing all of those games. However, the Germans have won two of their three previous ties against Ukrainian opposition. The last time they got out of the group stage in the Europa League was back in the 2013/14 season where they lost in the round of 32 against Porto.

Their away form is fairly solid because they have only lost one of their last eleven European away games (W6 D4). Their overall record in the Europa league is W13 D2 L1, the lone defeat in that sequence happening at Maccabi Tel-Aviv back in 2013. The Germans have scored at least two goals in 16 of their last 17 European fixtures which is supremely impressive. They are one of seven teams to come through the group stage undefeated.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt Predictions

Shakhtar Donetsk to win: We can see the Ukrainians holding their own on home soil. But there’s no way to resist the temptation of both teams to score. We are going with Shakhtar to win & both teams to score at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 11th, 2019 at 11:18 p.m.).


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