Lazio vs Eintracht Frankfurt
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 133 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Eintracht Frankfurt are looking to complete a perfect group phase record making it six wins in six games on Thursday evening when they host Lazio on the final Matchday. It has all been settled already in Group H as the Eagles will top it regardless of the outcome of this clash at Olimpico, while Biancocelesti will accompany the German outfit in the knockout phase of the competition in spite of a 2-0 defeat to Cypriot Apollon last time out.
We can definitely expect both managers to mix up their cards here, especially knowing teams have both been struggling domestically in recent weeks. Lazio are winless in five games across competitions. They will come into this off the back of a shocking 2-2 draw in a thriller against Sampdoria at Olimpico. Biancocelesti were on the brink of claiming the spoils when Ciro Immobile conversed the 96th-minute penalty, but Riccardo Saponara responded three minutes later to set the final score 2-2.
Lazio vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Head-to-head
The two sides did not have the chance to battle it out in the past.
Their lone head to head encounter saw a demolishing 4-1 victory for Eintracht over a nine-man Lazio back in early-October.
Defender Danny da Costa stole the show with a brace, while goals also came from Serbian duo Filip Kostic and Luka Jovic.
Lazio vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Prediction
Much like Lazio, the Eagles dropped down to 5th place in their respective league after losing two on the trot there. The 1-2 home defeat to Wolfsburg was followed with a 1-0 loss away at Hertha. Frankfurt have a tough home clash with Bayer Leverkusen scheduled for the weekend meaning we can really expect a reserve line-up here from Adi Hutter.
Frankfurt scored competition’s highest 15-goal tally alongside Salzburg and Sevilla respectively. They will be up against a team whose six of past seven outings in all competitions saw goals scored at both ends. BTTS is a must-take bet at 1.53.
Lazio vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.53 (8/15)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).