Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
Eintracht Frankfurt are enjoying a fabulous form coming into the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final tie against Benfica.
Die Adler won eight and drew one of last nine outings across competitions. Such amazing spell of form saw them eliminate the likes of Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan en route to this quarter-final.
Adi Hutter’s men also broke into the top-four in the Bundesliga ladder and are now four points clear off fifth-placed Borussia Monchenglabach.
The latest of Eintracht’s successes came on Saturday when they dispatched Schalke 1-2 away in Gelsenkirchen.
Can they keep such stellar form going and gain advantage after this first leg tie at Estadio da Luz?
Benfica took Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb for granted and it almost knocked them out in the last 16 round of Europa League.
The head coach Bruno Lage rested his key players in the first leg on Croatian soil where Benfica lost 1-0.
The Eagles needed extra-time goals to eliminate Dinamo Zagreb in the reverse fixture at Luz.
Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to lock horns in the past.
Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Prediction
Benfica are in the midst of a huge title race in their domestic affairs. The Eagles are lock on points with bitter rivals Porto at the top of the standings and it may play a big role in this match-up with red-hot Eintracht side.
The Eagles showed weaknesses in the group stage of Champions League. They lost 0-2 to Bayern Munich, drew 1-1 to Ajax and barely defeated AEK Athens 1-0 in three home outings in the process.
Given they are up against a team which won each of six group stage matches in this term of Europa League, we do fancy 1.66 odds offered for the visitors not to lose on Thursday at Luz.
Braver tipsters can try with the away win at 3.20 knowing Frankfurt won each of last six Bundesliga outings.
Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Bet Tips
Eintracht Frankfurt or Draw @ 1.66 (4/6)
Eintracht Frankfurt to win @ 3.20 (11/5).