Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica
Date: Thursday, 18th April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt).
Two of Europe’s hottest properties took on each other in the first leg of the tie, and the stadium must have been filled with scouts of major clubs from all over Europe. While Frankfurt lined up with Luka Jovic, the Serbian sensation, Benfica had Joao Felix, currently emulating the inevitable Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons, due to his Portuguese nationality.
It should be noted that Felix stole the show with hattrick goals and an assist, while Jovic had to settle for a goal. The winners were the hosts with a 4-2 scoreline. But the German side takes solace from their two away goals.
Both these teams have five more games to go in their respective leagues, and most probably all five would be crucial. Frankfurt needs to qualify for the Champions League while battling Monchengladbach, whereas Benfica is locked in with Porto for the league title.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only once has these teams met in the last two decades.
- The game was the reverse fixture for this tie.
- The match ended in a 4-2 home win for Benfica.
- As such, 100% of h2h games had the BTTS option checked and had over 2.5 match goals.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica Prediction
Frankfurt will have to put in the performance of a lifetime to progress to the next round. Their hopes will be buoyed by the fact that they need just a 2-0 win to qualify, thanks to their away goals.
Benfica just needs to see out the ninety minutes without conceding to get to the semis. But knowing them, the team won’t do that. Moreover, the last time a team tried to defend the whole ninety minutes in Europe, while on the road, with a two-goal advantage – ended in disaster. “Cough-Atleti-Cough.”
This leads to one obvious conclusion. Both teams will find the back of the net. In addition, these two spirited sides love to score in plenty. Especially Benfica – they have blasted away oppositions with their offensive performances.
Also, keep in mind that, Frankfurt scored two or more goals in their last four matches, while Benfica did so in six of their last eight on the road. Expect a minimum of three goals from this game.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).