Eintracht Frankfurt vs Vitoria Guimaraes
Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt).
Frankfurt are currently in the second spot in the table, but due to the presence of Standard Liege just below, trailing by mere two points, progression is yet not confirmed for the Germans. As such, they will have to deliver a win at any cost this Thursday.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Vitoria Guimaraes Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two have fought just once before, and it was the reverse fixture of this upcoming game. Then, Frankfurt won on the road, 0-1.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Vitoria Guimaraes Prediction
Frankfurt were on the road the last match-day in the Europa, and were underdogs considering their away handicap, and importantly due to the stature of their opponents, Arsenal.
On top of that, the Gunners were leading 1-0 at half time as well. Still, the Germans hit back in the second half, and recorded the win with a 1-2 scoreline.
In the meantime, Guimaraes had to bow down to a 1-1 draw at home the previous game week, against Standard Liege.
A win is a must for Eintracht this Thursday, and fortunately for them, several factors are in favor to secure the three points. Consider that they have the home advantage at first. On top of that, the team delivered wins in three of their last five match-days in the competition, and of their only two losses, one had come against Arsenal.
Moreover, Guimaraes are on the road, and they are completely winless in the group stage so far. They have conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in contention, and scored the least as well.
In addition, the Germans were unbeaten in 14 of their previous 16 overall appearances at this venue, and impressively recorded two separate four-match, and six-match winning streaks here.
On the other hand, Vitoria have just two wins to show for, from their previous twelve road trips.
Going on, Frankfurt managed to win the reverse encounter, and that too on the road. Keep note that they have been afforded the home advantage this Thursday. Also, consider that Guimaraes failed to score in front of their home crowd in the reverse encounter.
In addition, consider the fact that Frankfurt are from one of the best leagues in Europe, while their opposite number comes from comparatively a second-grade league.
Finally, the Germans have scored two or more goals in ten of their last twelve home fixtures, while their counterparts conceded thrice or more in two of their last five on the road.
Taking into account all these factors, expect a totally dominating, winning performance from the hosts, Frankfurt this Thursday.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Vitoria Guimaraes Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Eintracht Frankfurt/ Eintracht Frankfurt @ 1.75 (3/4)
To Score in Both Halves: Eintracht Frankfurt @ 1.80 (4/5).