Eintracht Frankfurt (@2.87) vs Arsenal (@2.3)
19-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Arsenal will win

Eintracht Frankfurt – Arsenal Match Prediction | 19-09-2019 18:05

With the hosts posting poor attacking numbers at home and neither giving a great deal away in their respective home and away games, a bet on a low-scoring game makes plenty of appeal. On the face of it, this may appear to be a game where goals are guaranteed; in their respective division, neither Frankfurt nor Benfica are shy in coming forward, though when we take a closer look at their underlying numbers in this competition, Under 2.5 Goals stands out as a bet that represents value at the current prices.

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.

On the face of it, this may appear to be a game where goals are guaranteed; in their respective division, neither Frankfurt nor Benfica are shy in coming forward, though when we take a closer look at their underlying numbers in this competition, Under 2.5 Goals stands out as a bet that represents value at the current prices. With the hosts posting poor attacking numbers at home and neither giving a great deal away in their respective home and away games, a bet on a low-scoring game makes plenty of appeal.

The Portuguese Eagles proved their worth in the first leg, but coach Bruno Lage must warn his men against complacency. A man to watch in the away team will be Portugal rising star Joao Felix, who scored a hat-trick in the first leg. Thanks to a 4-2 win over ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt Benfica moved one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League semis.

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You should bear in mind that Eintracht are eyeing their fifth home win of the season in the Europa League. 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.

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.

Such numbers dont exactly point towards home goals on Thursday. 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. 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. Going forward, Benfica have looked somewhat tame since dropping out of the UCL, especially on their own patch.

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. 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. Such numbers dont exactly point towards home goals on Thursday.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea Best Bet

Unlike the hosts, Frankfurt have scored plenty of goals in the Europa League this season, especially away from home. To breach a very strong Benfica side, they may need to offer more in terms of creativity. Adi Hutters men have scored an impressive average of two goals per away match, but theyre averaging 1.39 expected goals for, which isnt as impressive. However, their underlying numbers would suggest that theyve been a tad fortunate to score as many as they have.

The club is nicknamed Aguias because of the Eagle symbol atop the clubs crest. 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. 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.

Thanks to a 4-2 win over ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt Benfica moved one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League semis. A man to watch in the away team will be Portugal rising star Joao Felix, who scored a hat-trick in the first leg. The Portuguese Eagles proved their worth in the first leg, but coach Bruno Lage must warn his men against complacency.

On the other hand Chelsea are in a much better form and would pull a surprise win, they have done this in previous matches against other teams on the road in this competition. looking at the h2h matches between the two sides, we can predict that Eintracht Frankfurt might win in this match because they have been very much good when playing at home more so this competition.