Guimaraes (@4.6) vs Eintracht Frankfurt (@1.72)
03-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Eintracht Frankfurt will win

Guimaraes – Eintracht Frankfurt Match Prediction | 03-10-2019 15:00

Benfica did eventually make it through to the quarter-finals, though they made hard work of seeing off a determined Dinamo Zagreb side. Having been forced into extra-time by the Croats, Thursdays Portuguese hosts may find it tough against a Frankfurt side that proved just how good they are when beating Inter Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in the last-16.

Our RB Leipzig v Eintracht Frankfurt tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds. We therefore think that its going to be a decent 2-0 winning score for RB Leipzig at the end of the 90 minutes. We believe that RB Leipzig look likely to score at least once when they face Eintracht Frankfurt, who wont find it easy to score themselves.

The Eagles, as they call them in Germany, are looking as good as ever despite having sold some of their best players. I expect to see them heavily contributing to the total goal count this Thursday evening. After a 5-0 triumph in the opening leg, they slowed it down a notch in the second by giving some of their youngsters a chance to prove their worth. On the other hand, Eintracht Frankfurt have been a real goal-scoring machine recently having won the previous 8 matches with a goal difference of +20. In the previous round of the competition, they annihilated Vaduz and showcased all of their potentials.

The Freiburg defender made USA 2014 World Cup squad, but he did not play for the Yanks at the showpiece tournament in Brazil. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as a right midfielder and a right winger as well. It has to be noted that Chandler made 10 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign.

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In fact, theyve done an excellent job of preventing their opponents from creating, as theyve surrendered just 0.22 and 0.74 expected goals in their two home UEL home matches this season. Those two matches combined saw Thursdays hosts give away a total of just four shots on target, which is a big part of why theyre yet to concede a goal on home soil. Fortunately, Benfica have defended very well in front of a home crowd.

Furthermore, during that period, they recorded 3 wins and 2 draws while averaging 2 goals per match. In order to compete in the final round of the qualification campaign, they got the better of Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Strasbourg, commonly known as Le Racing, are on a five-game unbeaten run. Le Racing triumphed in the 1st leg of the tie by the minimal result and went on to do the same in the 2nd. The French-side played with care and waited for their chances. However, I dont think that style of play will be sufficient against the German side.

They are of course in the last eight, though their efforts havent exactly been impressive. Since dropping out of the Champions League, Benfica, who reached the final of this competition in both 2013 and 2014, have underwhelmed. They edged past Galatasaray in the last-16, failing to score in front of a home crowd, while they required an extra 30 minutes to see off Dinamo Zagreb in the previous round.

Going forward, Benfica have looked somewhat tame since dropping out of the UCL, especially on their own patch. They failed to score when hosting Galatasaray in the last-16, while they only notched once before extra-time against Zagreb last time out in this competition. Moreover, their creativity numbers have been poor, as they posted 0.91 expected goals for against Galatasaray and just 1.14 in 130 minutes in the previous round. Such numbers dont exactly point towards home goals on Thursday.

They keep up with Porto at the top of Primeira Liga but still was only a return to the winning ways after a disappointing 1-0 Taca de Portugal loss at Sporting Cp which cut their campaign just short of a Final. Benfica have, on the other hand, beaten Feirense (1-4) over the weekend with a comeback completed through goals from Pizzi, Andre Almeida, and Haris Seferovic (x2).