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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel Prediction & Betting tips
Eintracht Frankfurt and Basel measure forces at Commerzbank ‑ Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Eintracht Frankfurt has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
Eintracht Frankfurt :
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals) after a draw away by (2-2) and a home victory by (4-1) with Salzburg. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 29 suffered; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 36 goals scored and 21 suffered. In the last match he played, for the Bundesliga, he lost with Bayer Leverkusen out by (4-0). In their last 7 home matches for the UEFA Europa League, Eintracht Frankfurt has 5 wins and 2 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 27 of their last 31 games there were more than 1.5 goals and in 21 of the last 31 there were more than 2.5 goals. In 14 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 7 of his 17 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
Eintracht Frankfurt easily eliminated RB Salzburg and now wants to move on to the next phase. He will undoubtedly have more difficulties, as he will face a more qualified opponent. This will require more of the team in both games, but you must be prepared for what is coming. It has to make the local factor a great ally, because victory is fundamental at a time like this. Having the advantage will help you in the second leg, as you will be playing away from your domains. In this match, Marco Russ, Nils Stendera, Bas Dost, Lucas Torró, Sebastian Rode and Gelson Fernandes will be absent, being in the medical department.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals) after a home victory by (1‑0) and a victory by (0‑3) with APOEL. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the last 4 games he played as a visitor to the UEFA Europa League, Basel won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 8 games for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 25 of their last 29 games there were more than 1.5 goals and in 21 of the last 29 there were more than 2.5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: he opened the scoring in 7 of his last 8 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 7 he reached the break in advantage in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 6.
The Basel did not go through difficulties before APOEL, but knows that each round that advances the difficulty increases. He will face a stronger rival, with better football, and that will not make his life easier. You will have to have defined game schemes for the next two games, since they will certainly have different intensities. Therefore, you will have to focus on good performances to avoid the risk of being eliminated. At least he will try to get a draw with goals in this first leg. In this match, Zdravko Kuzmanović, Jozef Pukaj, Kevin Bua, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Jasper van der Werff and Luca Zuffi will be absent, because they are in the medical department.