The journey of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League is not over yet. So far, the Hessians have made a terrific campaign, but this should not be over in the quarterfinals. Still the Frankfurt have all possibilities to prevail against the Portuguese traditional club Benfica Lisbon. However, the 2-4 defeat from the first leg is a mortgage that will not be easy to handle. But those who still have the home games of Eintracht in the current season in the Europa League, knows that this team is capable of anything. It would not be a sensation if the team of Adi Hütter also mastered the leap into the semifinals.
Frankfurt vs Benfica Lisbon Football Betting Tips
However, it looks like Eintracht is running out of air right now. Maybe this is just a small negative snapshot. On Thursday we will already get an answer. The prediction for the progress between Frankfurt and Benfica Lisbon tends to progress towards the Portuguese. The Eintracht but has achieved in the current season on the international stage at home against Lazio Roma, Apollo Limassol, Olympique Marseille and Shakhtar Donetsk results, all of which would be enough to even Benfica in the barriers. Only against Inter Milan there was a goalless draw in front of their own audience. With the support of the fans, the Hessians will put everything into this game. Basically, everything is prepared to experience another football festival. Whether it is enough for the Bundesliga at the end, as the last remaining club from Germany and the next hurdle to skip, will show. In the game between Frankfurt and Benfica Lisbon, a tip on the progress of Eintracht is not necessarily our first choice. The second leg of the Europa League quarter-final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Benfica in the Commerzbank Arena will take place on 18.04.2019 at 21:00.
Frankfurt – Statistics & Current Form
Eintracht Frankfurt is playing a great season. Who would have thought that the cup winners in the Bundesliga will fight for a place in the Champions League and internationally will be the last German representative. But now is the time to turn a great season into an outstanding and great one. In the league, the Eintracht is five games to go to the end of fourth place and will probably argue with Borussia Mönchengladbach for the last slot in the premier class. In addition, there is the quarter-finals in the Europa League, which is basically just a bonus, but in Frankfurt continues to be considered solvable.
At the moment, however, the long season makes itself felt, because Frankfurt has suffered two defeats in series. This was the last time this season in early December. Is this the tribute that the Hessians have to pay for a long and hard season? Maybe, but we think that on Thursday against Lisbon there will once again be full throttle football. Therefore, we can imagine checking the odds on overtures in the match between Frankfurt and Benfica.
As a rule, such bets were successful in connection with Frankfurt this season. That would have been the case last weekend, but the 3-1 win against FC Augsburg came as a surprise. Maybe the head played a trick on the Frankfurt between the two matches against Benfica.
“We have a great team and will knock away Benfica with fans behind them. We are all excited about this game. ” – Sebastian Rode
Goncalo Paciencia gave his team a 1-0 lead. After three goals and a dismissal for Gelson Fernandes the day felt but needed at the end. Frankfurt will now give everything that will not be the case again on Thursday. In any case, Sebastian Rode is confident of victory and ever announces a challenge in the direction of the Portuguese.
There are great staff worries. Sebastien Haller, Taleb Tawatha, Marc Stendera, Timothy Chandler and Martin Hinteregger are missing injured, although there may still be some hope for the Austrian. Evan Ndicka is suspended after being sent off in the first leg. Branimir Hrgota and Almamy Toure are not registered for the Europa League. Especially in the defense Adi Hütter will have to do magic to be able to send a stable formation on the lawn
Expected formation of Frankfurt:
↳ Trapp – Falette, Hasebe, Abraham – Rode, Fernandes – Kostic, da Costa, Rebic – Jovic, Paciencia
↳ Coach: Hütter
Last matches from Frankfurt:
⚽️ 14.04.2019 – Frankfurt vs Augsburg 1: 3 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 11.04.2019 – Benfica vs. Lisbon. Frankfurt 4: 2 (Europa League)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Schalke Vs. Frankfurt 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 31.03.2019 – Frankfurt vs VfB Stuttgart 3: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 17.03.2019 – Frankfurt vs Nuremberg 1: 0 (Bundesliga)
Benfica Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
Of two weddings, Benfica Lisbon has said goodbye this season. The national trophies are gladly taken, but do not have the great prestige like the championship or even an international title, the latter does not seem possible anyway after the curse from the 60s, regardless of whether Benfica can prevail against Eintracht. In the Primeira Liga, however, the Eagles are at the top. Once again this year, there will be a head-to-head race with the tied FC Porto. The Portuguese are still in demand in their homeland. The yearning for an international title should be greater. In the last seven games Benfica won six wins and lost only in the semifinals of the Portuguese Cup against local rivals Sporting. However, the opponents were also called for example Moreirense, Tondela, Feirense and Setubal.
Whether that’s enough to give a tip on an away win between Frankfurt and Benfica, we dare to doubt. Just as in the first leg against Frankfurt, there was also a weekend victory in the league against Vitoria Setubal a 4-2 victory. Rafa Silva brought his team with a double early on the winning road. Joao Felix and Haris Seferovic contributed the further hits. This has Benfica now scored four goals for the third time in a row. This could be an indication that it seems appropriate to make a prediction to more than 3.5 goals in the second leg between Frankfurt and Benfica. Against Setubal Bruno Lage could afford to give up some regular players. The formation, which he will send on Thursday in the race, should be almost identical to the formation of the first leg. This means that Jardel and Ljubomir Fejsa, for example, back into the team. Due to injury, German Conti, Tyronne Ebuehi, Gabriel and Eduardo Salvio will not be in the game.
Expected formation of Benfica Lisbon:
↳ Vlachodimos – Grimaldo, Ruben Dias, Jardel, Andre Almeida – Fejsa, Samaris – Cervi, Fernandes, Rafa Silva – Joao Felix
↳ Coach: Lage
Last matches of Benfica Lisbon:
⚽️ 14.04.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs Vitória Setubal 4: 2 (Primeira Liga)
⚽️ 11.04.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs Frankfurt 4: 2 (Europa League)
⚽️ 07.04.2019 – CD Feirense Vs. Benfica Lisbon 1: 4 (Primeira Liga)
⚽️ 03.04.2019 – Sporting Lisbon Vs. Benfica Lisbon 1: 0 (Cup)
⚽️ 30.03.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs CD Tondela 1: 0 (Primeira Liga)
Frankfurt vs Benfica Lisbon Direct Comparison
The first leg at Estadio da Luz last week was the first duel between the two Adler teams. The direct comparison, which does not have much meaningfulness after a game, therefore speaks for the Portuguese. However, in the 2-4 defeat of Eintracht in the Portuguese capital, almost everything went for the hosts. Evan Ndicka saw the red card early because of an emergency brake. Fittingly, Joao Felix scored the penalty by 1-0. Luka Jovic was able to draw in first place before again Joao Felix scored the 2: 1. Ruben Dias and superstar supremo Joao Felix increased to 4-1 in the second leg before Goncalo Paciencia scored the second leg with a brace for the second leg.
Frankfurt vs Benfica Lisbon Our Betting Tips Explained
There are two teams that will go into this second leg with an open target. Especially from Eintracht Frankfurt we expect an absolute assault on Thursday. A powerplay from the first minute on we think is very possible. In any case, the Hessians will not give the chance for the semi-final without a fight, even if there were two defeats in a row. Many big names have already got their hands on this season in the Commerzbank Arena. It is possible that this fate will overtake the eagles from Lisbon. But whether in the duel between Frankfurt and Benfica Lisbon a tip on the progress of the Bundesliga is lucrative, is difficult to say.
Key Facts – Frankfurt vs Benfica Lisbon tips
⭐️ Four of five home games in the Europa League have won Frankfurt with a result that would be enough to progress.
⭐️ For the first time since the beginning of December Eintracht again suffered two defeats in a row.
⭐️ Benfica have won six of their last seven competitive games.
But we think that many goals will come. Frankfurt will be fully on the offensive, while Lisbon have always scored four goals in their last three games alone. As such, we believe that odds of up to 2.55 on over 3.5 goals are extremely attractive. On which side the goals fall and how they spread, but it is difficult to say. We use odds on over goals in the match between Frankfurt and Benfica (+3.5).
Bet Tip: Over 3.5 goals