Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK
Venue: Commerz Bank Arena, Frankfurt am Main
There are only 16 teams left in this year’s edition of UEFA Europa League. Eintracht Frankfurt hosts Basel on Thursday evening, and these two sides are not considered as top 8 favorites to win the competition. Team from Germany should have a small advantage when it comes to playing competitive matches.
As you are probably aware, Swiss Super League has been suspended due to corona virus outbreak weeks ago, so Basel might struggle a little bit here. Bookies believe home team have a good chance to secure some advantage before the trip to Switzerland. Frankfurt to win is currently priced at 1.60.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel Head-to-head
There were no previous head to head matches played between Eintracht Frankfurt and Basel.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel Prediction
Eintracht Frankfurt were big underdogs in the previous Europa League playoffs round against Salzburg, but they have managed to eliminate the Austrian champions thanks to amazing efficiency. The Vultures scored six goals in those two duels, conceding three. Situation when it comes to Bundesliga campaign is not looking so bright.
They are stuck in the 12th position with 28 points, which is closer to the relegation zone than to European positions. Frankfurt have lost last three domestic matches to Borussia Dortmund, Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen with a total goal difference of 1-10. The only two players playing consistently good are Serbian winger Filip Kostic and Dachi Kamada who scored a hat-trick against Salzburg.
As for their opponents, Basel eliminated Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia quite easily in the previous round 4-0 on aggregate. They are also underperforming in the national championship, sitting as 3rd with 40 points at the moment, five behind the leading duo St Gallen & Young Boys.
Frankfurt are looking awful when it comes to defending, and we don’t see them keep a clean sheet against Basel. Both teams to score is the most obvious betting recommendation here. Draw or away win at 2.25 also feels like value.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel Bet Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.75
Draw or away win double chance @ 2.25.