Benfica v Eintracht Frankfurt Europa League betting preview and tips

21:00 Thu 11 Apr
Football
Europe
Europa League
Tip: Eintracht Frankfurt +0.5
Units: 1/5
Odds: -154

The first instinct might be to consider backing Benfica at odds-against to win this Europa League quarter final first leg encounter, with the Portuguese side having initially started out in the Champions League this season.

They ended up finishing third in their qualifying group behind Bayern Munich and Ajax, with Bruno Lage’s side having made decent progress in the Europa League, overcoming Dinamo Zagreb and Galatasaray.

As usual, Benfica are strong domestically and are currently tussling it out with Porto at the top of the division, with the former having a superior goal difference and now looking for European glory.

However, they will face an Eintracht Frankfurt team who are sitting fifth in a far more competitive Bundesliga. At the time of writing, Adi Hutter’s team haven’t lost a game since being beaten at home by Bayern Munich in December.

They have also won six of their past seven matches, with Eintracht pulling off a shock win over Internazionale in the previous round of the Europa League, with the Bundesliga team previously dumping Shakhtar out of the competition.

While Eintracht Frankfurt don’t seem like a household name in Europe, they’re a team who merit respect on their achievements this season and Sebastian Haller is the team’s sharp shooter, with nineteen goals on the board so far.

Having won 1-0 at the San Siro in the previous round, we’re happy to get with Frankfurt on the Asian Handicap market, something that means we win on our bet if the team draw or win this particular clash.

Luka Jovic was the match-winner against Inter and appears to be the subject of mass interest from Barcelona, although it’s the defensive record of the team that stands up to plenty of scrutiny.

BETTING TIP
Eintracht Frankfurt +0.5 @ 1.65 with bet365

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    Jardel
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    Ruben Dias
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    Sébastien Corchia
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    Franco Emanuel Cervi
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    Ljubomir Fejsa
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    Andreas Samaris
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    Rafa Silva
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    Gedson Fernandes
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    João Félix
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    Kevin Trapp
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    Makoto Hasebe
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    David Abraham
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    Martin Hinteregger
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    Evan N'Dicka
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    Danny Vieira da Costa
  • 17
    Sebastian Rode
  • 05
    Gelson Fernandes
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    Filip Kostic
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    Ante Rebic
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    Luka Jović