Added on February 20, 2019 Category Europa League

Everything is still open in the German-Ukrainian squad of the last 32 teams of the UEFA Europa League 2018/19. This ended in the first leg in Kharkiv last week Thursday, the triumphal procession of the SGE, who could win all six games in the first round, what so far no German team in the Europa League has succeeded. Annoying, especially since the Hesse were able to act in a 2-2 in the first leg for 80 minutes in excess and led twice. With an away win, the starting position would be much better. So it must be stated that for the Ukrainians everything is still open, especially as they played in the Champions League preliminary round at Olympique Lyon 2: 2 and celebrated among others at TSG Hoffenheim a 3-2 away win.

Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk Europa Betting Tips

At Frankfurt vs Schachtjor Donetsk, the odds of bookmakers therefore only partially in the direction of the SGE beat, especially since the Hirnyky (to German: miners) in the semifinals of Europa League once before after a home draw a German team from the competition: 2015/16 followed on a 0-0 at home against Schalke a 3-0 win in Gelsenkirchen and thus the move into the second round, which should be kept in Frankfurt vs Schachtjor Donetsk for the prediction quite in mind. After all, the Ukrainian series champion has an unbelievable amount of international experience that will now come. At Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk is the tip that the away strong Hirnyky can ultimately solve the ticket for the next round, a hot option.

Frankfurt – Statistics & Current Form

On the positive side, the reigning DFB Cup winner is unbeaten in competitive games throughout 2019 (one win, five draws). This is relativized a bit by the fact that the last five matches all ended with a draw. Against big opponents like Bremen, Dortmund, Leipzig and Gladbach this is certainly no shame at the national level, nevertheless it must be stated that against the Topklubs mostly the final percentage points were missing. An exception is the Europa League, in which teams such as Lazio Roma or Olympique Marseille were played on the wall.

“I do not have a good feeling.” – Adi Hütter

The problem, however, is that the Eintracht calculated just for this important second leg in the domestic Commerzbank Arena, where there were only five wins from eleven games in the Bundesliga, the defensive players go out. Captain David Abraham is still injured. Lucas Torró as well. Sebastian Rode, who recently lost his calf injury, could also take part, while at the weekend against Gladbach with Gelson Fernandes the important clearer in the middle had to be replaced: problems with the thigh.

Asked about their use against Donetsk, Adi Hütter said she did not feel good. Thus, the SBU is facing a mammoth task: Who stops the fulminant offensive of the Ukrainians? Historically speaking at Frankfurt vs Schachtjor Donetsk for the prediction also another aspect against the Hesse: In the only European League semiannual (2013/14) there was against FC Porto also a 2-2 draw away before the return match 3: 3 ended and Eintracht retired because of the away goals rule. Nevertheless, the balance is correct: Of a total of 17 Europa League games, the SGE lost only one (13 wins, three draws).

Expected formation of Frankfurt:
Trapp – N’Dicka – Hasebe – Hinteregger – de Guzmán – Stendera – Kostic – da Costa – Rebic – Jovic – Haller

Last matches from Frankfurt:

  • 17.02.2019 – Frankfurt vs. Gladbach 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
  • 14.02.2019 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Frankfurt 2: 2 (Europa League)
  • 09.02.2019 – RB Leipzig vs. Frankfurt 0: 0 (Bundesliga)
  • 02.02.2019 – Frankfurt vs. Dortmund 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
  • 26.01.2019 – Werder Bremen Vs. Frankfurt 2: 2 (Bundesliga)

Shakhtar Donetsk – Statistics & Current Form

If the miners from Ukraine want to go beyond the sixteenth finals for the second time since the competition was introduced (in four of the five Europa League knockout stages this round was the final stop), then it is crucial that the troupe by Paulo Fonseca gets her immense away strength back on the court. With this also succeeded so far, some making it to the knockout stages in 2015/16 after scoreless draw in Ukraine by a 3-0 win at Schalke. Once the Champions League, in which the Ukrainian series champion usually starts, the international away record can be seen tremendously. The last five away games were won by Shakhtar Donetsk. Eight wins have been recorded in the last nine away games in the Europa League – only a 1: 3 away defeat at home strong Sevilla FC is added.

If the Ukrainians are eliminated in the Europa League, then they have gambled away the next round usually at home, where since the long-lasting Ukraine crisis anyway always on remote stadiums in Kiev, Lviv or Kharkiv must be avoided. The team, which has always been home to a number of Brazilian superstars – including current internationals and Torgarant Taison and left-back Ismaily, who are two of a total of eleven Brazilians in the Hirnyky – would be out of their hands again this time given the hand. In particular, the early dismissal of Taras Stepanenko, who is now also missing locked, had the potential to become the key scene for the Aus. In the end, however, Donezk fought his way back twice and must therefore be taken very seriously, although at least two things at Frankfurt vs Schachtjor Donetsk would speak for a tip on the SBU. First: In addition to Stepanenko also missing central defender Kryvtsov, who has to serve a yellow card suspension. And second, the winter break in Ukraine lasts until March. The miners are not yet 100% in line with the rhythm, even if it can be rated the other way round. So Paulo Fonseca had exactly one week to prepare his troupe for the playoffs in Germany.

Expected formation of Shakhtar Donetsk:
Piatov – Ismaily – Khocholava – Ordets – Butko – Patrick – Maycon – Taison – Kovalenko – Marlos – Júnior Moraes

Last matches of Shakhtar Donetsk:

  • 14.02.2019 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Frankfurt 2: 2 (Europa League)
  • 07.02.2019 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Innsbruck 0: 0 (friendly match)
  • 04.02.2019 – Botev Plovdiv vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 1: 6 (friendly)
  • 03.02.2019 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Partizan Belgrade 0: 2 (friendly)
  • 31.01.2019 – Lech Posen vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 0: 3 (Friendly Match)

Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk Direct Comparison

The first leg in Kharkiv was already the third clash between Eintracht Frankfurt and Shakhtar Donetsk. After both teams won their home game in the first round of the 1980/81 UEFA Cup, the draw from last Thursday means that every single result is represented.

It is also interesting: Not only is this the only duel in the Europa League sixteenth finals, in which two former overall winners of the second most important competition for European club teams face each other (Frankfurt 1980, Donetsk 2009), but also the away balance of the Ukrainians in Germany can be seen more than to let. From ten games at Bundesliga side Donetsk won four (one draw, five defeats).

Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk Best Betting Tips

Both teams have to change staff in this important decision-making game. This should be a lot easier for the Ukrainian guests, as defender Serhii Kryvtsov may be a bitter loss, but the midfield position of Stepanenko is perfectly taken over by shooting star Maycon. In the SBU, however, the clear winner will definitely be missing from the defensive line – regardless of which solution Adi Hütter decides. If the team of Paulo Fonseca revs up and puts their offensive power on the pitch, the Hirnyky will be extremely difficult to defend.

Key Facts – Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk tips

In the only single European League semi-final to date Frankfurt retired after a 2-2 draw in the first leg away
Donetsk have won eight of the last nine away games in the Europa League – including the last five in a row
Eintracht Frankfurt are still unbeaten in 2019, but last played only five draws in series

Although the SGE also brings a lot of punch offensive, so bet on over 2.5 goals or on the fact that both teams to score, are hot. However, odds in a very low range are available at Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk. Because the tendency is already strong in the direction of the Hirnyky, bringing their high international experience and class in the Commerzbank-Arena, at Frankfurt against Schachtjor Donetsk the tip on the progress of Ukrainians in the end is the better option. Since we almost see a 50-50 affair, a tip on the guests is clearly recommended.

Betting Tips: Donetsk
Odds: 3.40