Shakhtar Donetsk – Eintracht Frankfurt SOCCER PICKS
Shakhtar Donetsk and Eintracht Frankfurt meet in Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Attention to the home factor, since Shakhtar Donetsk usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last match that they played, for the Friendlies, they tied with Wacker Innsbruck at home (0-0). In the last 10 home matches Shakhtar Donetsk has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
The Shakhtar Donetsk team ended up staying out of the Champions League round of 16, so they will need to change their focus to the Europa League to try to make a good campaign and leave the field with a positive result. Due to the fact of facing an optimal opponent, the Shakhtar Donetsk team will have to enter the field with a lot of attention, knowing how to score and attack with great efficiency. The coach must not have important absences for this game.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after having finished the group stage in the 1st position of Group H, with 18 points won. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 37 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 36 goals scored and 19 suffered. The team comes to this match after a draw away with RB Leipzig by (0-0). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Eintracht Frankfurt has won 5, tied 4 and lost 1.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 6 victories in the last matches. Their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 20 of the last 30 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Eintracht Frankfurt made a great group stage and finished in the leadership, which gave him the right to play the second leg alongside his fans. The desire of the team is to conquer at least one draw away from home, which will be essential for the team’s claims in the Europa League. The coach must take the field to a fairly competitive team and will fight for the classification with all his strength.