Eintracht Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk
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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
After missing the chance to make a better result in the first leg of this matchup, the German team enters this contest as the favorite to reach the next round. The Eagles have nice prospects ahead of them, and one of the loudest fans in Europe, who create a bit different atmosphere than other German supporters. Shakhtar is an experienced team who had been many times in situations like this one, so don’t write them off too soon.
Eintracht will have a small edge because they scored two goals away from home. This leaves them a possibility to calculate in certain situations. But we are pretty sure that the home team will try to make up for all those missed chances in Ukraine and to score several goals in front of their fans. Shakhtar, on the other hand, has enough knowledge and quality to make a surprise and win here. Small details will decide this match.
We need to say that Eintracht’s performance in the first fixture was excellent. But the reason for that is an early red card of the home team, who pretty much forced them to be defensive. At the moment, Adi Hutter’s team has five straight draws behind them and one win, and in only one of those six games, we haven’t seen both sides to score. The group stage victories at Commerzbank Arena were very convincing, and the total goal difference in all three of them was 10-1. Both Lazio and Marseille left the pitch with four goals in their net.
It would be very unwise to underestimate Shakhtar after all the above-written. Though they handed the midfield of the field to Eintracht in Ukraine, they still ended the contest with 5 shots towards the goal, from which only one went wide. They still have individuals who could solve the event with only one play, and their counter-attacks are very lethal. That game was the fourth one in the previous six in which Miners netted at least two goals. Shakhtar managed to do the same twice in the Champions League, in Lyon, 2:2, and against Hoffenheim, 2:3. The reason why we mentioned this, is for you to realize that this team performs much better on the road than in Ukraine. They don’t even play games at Donbas Arena, because of the political reasons.
Latest Team News
Gelson Fernandes left the pitch this Sunday against Monchengladbach because of an injury, and he is not certain for Thursday. The same goes for David Abraham, and Marc Stendera. Almamy Traore and Torro Marset are unavailable. Taras Stepanenko is suspended after receiving a red card in the first leg. Bondarenko, Oleksiy Shevchenko, Ivan Ordets and Dentinho are doubtful.
The game from seven days ago ended with 2:2. Despite having a player fewer on the field for more than 80 minutes, the Miners scored one goal and kept their chances for the next stage alive. The previous time these two met in Europe was in 1980 when Eintracht eliminated Shakhtar in the 2nd round of the UEFA Cup, with 3-1 on aggregate.
Odds and Predictions
Hosts are favorites in this one. The odds on their triumph are 1.90, while bookies set 3.80 for Shakhtar’s victory. A draw stands at 3.60.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Shakhtar Donetsk | Top Betting Tip: Shakhtar Donetsk (1-2)
Our hunch was correct so many times before if you carefully followed tips on this website. And now, it tells us to back up the Ukrainian team. Why? Well mostly because of their Champions League performances, who were far better on the road than at home. As we said, Shakhtar doesn’t play at their stadium, and it is difficult for them to adjust on Dynamo’s pitch or the one in Kharkhiv. If they netted two or more goals against Champions League teams, they might do it again here. With all due respect to the German side, we don’t think that they have a proper experience to close this match, which is why our choice are the guests. Also, expect lots of goals, three at least. In the end, Eintracht Frankfurt – Shakhtar Donetsk 1:2.