Eintracht Frankfurt and Benfica meet at Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Quarter-finals), after the victory at home to Benfica by (4-2) in the first leg.
Despite the disadvantage of 2 goals in the first leg, the home team will try to take advantage of having scored 2 goals in that match. The team comes to this match after a home defeat with Augsburg by (1-3). Eintracht Frankfurt won 4 and drew 1 of their last 5 home matches for the UEFA Europa League.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 5 matches ago. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 23 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 17 out of 23 have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
The Eintracht Frankfurt comes to this unmotivated match, after having added a defeat by 1-3 at the reception to Augsburg, in a game for the German championship. We remember that the Germans need to win by two goals of difference to advance in the Europa League. In this home game coach Adi Hutter must line up in the usual tactical system, that is, the 3-5-2, benefiting the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, especially through the left flank: Kostic is very fast and strong in the offensive transition. On the other hand, striker Luka Jovic is the great highlight of Eintracht Frankfurt in this competition, with 8 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Evan N’Dicka, suspended, in addition to Tawatha, Marco Russ, Stendera and Chandler, all with physical problems.
The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 2 goals, but suffered 2 goals at home in the first leg. In the last 10 away matches Benfica has 8 wins and 2 losses. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 4 times, but got the comeback in 2.
Benfica left for this game with a victory, 4-2, in the reception to Vitória de Setúbal, totaling in this way the third successive win in official matches. After a win in the first leg of the quarterfinals, the visiting club is in a good position to advance in the Europa League. However, in this difficult match, coach Bruno Lage must opt for a more cautious strategy, attacking in a more controlled manner, thus maintaining the defensive organization. Most likely, the Portuguese strategy will go through to exploit the counterattack. The young striker João Félix is the highlight of Benfica in this competition, with 3 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Gabriel, due to injury.