Inter Milan vs Eintracht Frankfurt Europa League Predictions

Europa League Inter Milan vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Inter Milan vs Eintracht Frankfurt Europa League

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One of the most intriguing fixtures in this round of the Europa League sees German Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt play host to Italian giants Inter, with both keens aiming for a spot in this season’s quarter-finals. The tie is finely balanced after a scoreless first leg in Germany.

Predictions

The first leg of this encounter finished 0-0 in Frankfurt, giving Inter a slight edge but leaving the tie finely balanced as the Italians now need to win the return leg outright to progress.
Eintracht impressive saw off Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donestk in the Round of 32, they were held 2-2 in the first leg in Eastern Europe but ran out 4-1 victors in the return.

Inter dropped into the Europa League having been edged out by Tottenham Hotspur in the battle for second, behind Barcelona, in their Champions League group stage.

The Nerazzurri comfortably saw off the challenge of Rapid Vienna in the Round of 32, securing a 1-0 victory in Austria before completing the job 4-0 in Milan.

The hosts will be slight favourites to continue their strong European form with a win due to possessing home advantage, although the form and quality of both sides is similar.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 2-2 draw would be enough for the visitors to advance on away goals.

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Betting Tips

Despite the goalless result in the first leg, goals have been a hallmark of Eintracht Frankfurt’s European campaign this season – 32 have flown in across their nine matches to date in the competition. Furthermore, Inter scored five goals across their aggregate victory over Rapid Vienna and 18 goals have flown in across their last six games. Unibet price over 3.5 goals at 21/10.

The Bosnian-born striker has been in excellent form this season – six of his 21 strikes to date this season have come in the Europa League, including one at home to Shakhtar in the Round of 32. Inter’s defence has been porous lately and this could give the 21-year-old forward goalscoring opportunities. This is among the best online betting odds for this round of action. 10Bet price Jovic 7/4 anytime.

Statistics

Head to Head

Last week’s scoreless draw was the first time the two sides had played each other.

Stats

Eintracht have lost just once in their last 21 Europa League fixtures and none in their last 13, a run in which they have won nine times.

Inter are on course to qualify for the Champions League again next season but lie fourth in the standings – just one point behind city rivals Milan, in third.

Inter have won nine of their 13 home games in Serie A, collecting 29 points in the process – the fourth best record in the division.

Eintracht Frankfurt have five wins and 19 points from their 12 matches on the road in the Bundesliga – the league’s sixth strongest record.

By:Sam Watt

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