Eintracht Frankfurt and Arsenal measure forces at Commerzbank ‑ Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
Eintracht Frankfurt :
The home team won access to this group stage, after eliminating Strasbourg in the previous tie, after a home victory by (3-0) and a defeat by (1-0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a loss away with Augsburg by (2‑1). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Eintracht Frankfurt won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition.
Eintracht Frankfurt comes to this match with little motivation, after a 2-1 defeat away from home against Augsburg, for the Bundesliga: the team’s only goal was scored by Gonçalo Paciência. Keep in mind that the home team beat Strasbourg in the Europa League play-offs. In this match against the English, coach Adi Hütter must act with a more defensive strategy, with a medium or low block, exploring the space in the opponent’s back. At the individual level we highlight the Portuguese Gonçalo Paciência, a player who has scored 6 goals in 11 official matches. Out of this game are Marco Russ, Kostiv, Gacinovic and Ronnow, all injured.
The visiting team will make its premiere in this edition of the competition, since it did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Watford by (2-2). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Arsenal won 5, drew 1 and lost 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 31 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 2.
Arsenal comes to this match with a 2-2 draw at Watford, adding the third consecutive game without a victory in the English league: the two goals were scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. We remember that he was a finalist of the Europa League in 2018/2019, however, he was defeated in the final by Chelsea. Despite playing away from home, coach Unai Emery should favor the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, mainly through the flanks: Nicolas Pépé and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should compose the team’s attack. Outside this game are Bellerín, Tierney and Mavropanos, all with physical problems.