Basel and Eintracht Frankfurt meet at St. Jakob ‑ Park, in a return match of this stage of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals), after in the first leg Basel won by (0‑3). Eintracht Frankfurt show considerable differences in their results at home and away, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
The home team comes to this return match with a 3-goal lead, after a win by (0‑3) in the first leg. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 14 suffered; against 8 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 16 suffered. In their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League, Basel have recorded 4 victories.
For this competition, he records a sequence of 4 wins in his last home games. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 54 of the last 61 matches there have been Over 1,5 goals and in 43 of the last 61 there have been Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: they opened the scoring in 8 of their last 9 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 8 they came to the break in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90’s in 7.
Basel comes to this match after a 0-0 draw at the reception at Lucerne. The home team generally acts in a tactical 4-3-3 system, favoring quick transitions, mainly through the flanks. One of the strengths of the home team is how it reacts in a disadvantaged situation. The Basel coach will not be able to count on Afimico Pululu, Luca Zuffi, Ramires and Jonas Omlin, due to injury. It should be noted that Yves Kaiser will also be absent, due to being suspended.
Eintracht Frankfurt :
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this return match with a 3-goal draw and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 29 suffered; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in his stadium, with 34 goals scored and 22 suffered. In their last 7 away matches for the UEFA Europa League, Eintracht Frankfurt has recorded 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 46 of the last 63 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Frankfurt comes into this match after a 1-1 draw in a friendly against Monaco. Frankfurt is a team very fond of aerial duels and in this sense it may have some advantage over the rival. By investing in the offensive process, he usually does so through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by Kostic. The visiting team usually acts in a 5-3-2, in which the two most advanced men are André Silva and Bas Dost. The visiting coach will not be able to count on Brugger and Sow, the first due to injury and the second to be suspended.