Barcelona v Eintracht Frankfurt: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Barcelona v Eintracht Frankfurt: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt square off on Thursday evening for a place in the Europa League semi-final.

Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Betting Tips

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Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Predictions

Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 19/20 with Bet365
Correct score 2-0 38/5 with SBK
First Goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 9/4 with Sky Bet

Barcelona have drawn each of their two previous Europa League contests at home this season. Barça are looking to extend a seven-match home unbeaten streak (five wins and two draws) in all competitions. Two players who have been crucial for Xavi’s men in Europa League play are Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. They are the team’s joint top scorers with two goals. In their last six matches in all competitions, Barcelona have won five and drawn one. They scored 15 and conceded four over that stretch, scoring first in three of the six contests. They had six first-half goals, while their opponents netted once in the first 45 minutes.

As for Frankfurt they have scored in each of their nine Europa League contests this season. Eintracht have not been defeated in away matches in the competition this season with three wins and one draw away from Deutsche Bank Park. The German side currently find themselves on a three-match away unbeaten streak (two wins and one draw). Frankfurt’s main attacking threat has been Daichi Kamada, who has scored on four occasions in the current Europa League campaign, including one match-opening goal. The attacking midfielder is tied for fourth among the competition’s top scorers in 2021/22. Frankfurt have won one, drawn four and lost one in their last six. They scored five and conceded five over that stretch, netting first in one of the six. All of their goals came after halftime, while their opponents netted two times before half-time.

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Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Match Stats

Barcelona have won 14 of their last 16 home games against German sides in European competition (losing the other two games), however this will be the first such fixture played outside of the Champions League since January 1998 – a 2-0 win for Barcelona in the European Super Cup final (first leg) against Borussia Dortmund.

Barça have only failed to progress from one of their last six knockout stage ties in European competition when avoiding defeat in the first leg, with that elimination coming against Liverpool – the eventual winners – in the Champions League semi-finals in 2018/19 (3-0 in first leg, 0-4 in second leg). Ferran Torres has been directly involved in four goals in five appearances for Barcelona in European competition (two goals and two assists); the most of any player since he joined the club.

Eintracht Frankfurt are unbeaten in their last nine games against Spanish sides in European competition (five wins and four draws), including the last four away from home (three wins and one draw) – they won 2-1 away to Real Betis in the previous round this season. Frankfurt forward Filip Kostic has created eight chances following a carry (moving five or more metres with the ball) in the Europa League this season, the most of any player in the competition.

Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Barcelona 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Odds


Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Head to Head

Last week’s opening leg fixture between Barcelona and Frankfurt, the first between the sides, saw them play out a 1-1 draw at Deutsche Bank Park. Ansgar Knauff scored the only goal for the hosts in the 48th minute. Ferran Torres scored the only goal for the La Liga club in the 66th minute.

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