This Thursday, Camp Nou will be home to an interesting encounter between hosts Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt as part of the 2nd leg of their Europa League quarterfinal tie.
Their reverse leg meeting at the Deutsche Bank Park last week ended all square, with Ansgar Knauff and Ferran Torres scoring for either side. Both teams will be hoping to kill the game in the 90th minute and make it through to the semi-finals to face either Lyon or West Ham United.
If you’re looking to place bets on the Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt match, read on for match analysis and football betting tips.
Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt Match Preview & Form
Barcelona will be heading into the match with extra confidence due to a 3-2 victory against Levante in a La Liga thriller, thanks to Luuk de Jong’s 92nd minute goal. Frankfurt haven’t been as lucky, falling to a home defeat by Freiburg despite having 21 shots.
Xavi’s squad have an unbeaten streak of 15 matches going for them across all competitions, in which they’ve claimed 11 victories and 4 draws and scored 37 goals. This is the longest streak across Europe’s top-five leagues. If they win, this will be their first Europa League victory on home ground since 2004.
Barcelona form guide: W-D-W-W-W-W-D
Frankfurt form guide: L-D-D-D-D-D-W
Key Match Facts
Barcelona remain unbeaten in 6 recent home games.
Eintracht Frankfurt haven’t won in their last 6 matches, letting in 5 goals in those games.
On average, La Blaugrana score 1.93 goals when playing on home soil while Frankfurt score 1.48 goals when playing away
Barcelona have scored at least one goal for 6 games in a row with an average of 10 shots per game.
Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt Team News
In Barcelona news, Xavi will likely have some of his key players missing due to injuries, namely Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest, Memphis Depay and Gerard Pique. Clement Lenglet may be asked to join the Barcelona line-up to replace Pique in defence.
As for Frankfurt, manager Oliver Glasner will have to do without Diant Ramaj, Christopher Lenz and Djibril Sow due to injury troubles while Tuta will be serving suspension.
Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips
Keeping in mind the recent Barcelona fixtures, their current form and home advantage, we expect La Blaugrana to hold the attacking superiority required to advance to the semi-finals.
Tip 1: Barcelona to win
Tip 2: Over 2.5 goals
Tip 3: Corners Over 8.5
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