Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Preview – 11/04/2019

Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Preview – 11/04/2019

Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Benfica welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to Portugal this Thursday for the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals. Benfica are having a strong season in the Primeira Liga and will be keen to pick up their first ever Europa League trophy, but they find themselves as sixth favourites to do so behind Frankfurt. The German side finds themselves as underdogs for this fixture, but favourites to progress into the semi-finals. Benfica will be looking to hold onto their impressive unbeaten Europa League record they hold while playing at home.

Benfica are in the running for the Portuguese Premier League title this year as they currently sit in first place, but Porto are hot on their tails and sit on level points. The hosts hold an unbeaten record in the Europa League whilst playing at home which they will be keen to extend this Thursday. Over the last five games, Benfica have suffered just one defeat and picked up four wins following their recent 4-1 win over Feirense. The hosts arrive as clear favourites for this fixture and you find odds of 5/4 with SkyBet.

The Portuguese outfit has been in fine goalscoring form and with 77 goals scored this season they are by far the highest scoring side in the league. The hosts have scored three or more goals in three of their last five fixtures. SkyBet has them to score 2+ goals priced at 11/10. As well as being dangerous on the attack, Benfica have been remarkably strong at the back whilst playing at home. Over the last five home games, they have kept four clean sheets and SkyBet has them to keep another clean sheet priced at 2/1. Haris Seferovic sits as his sides top goalscorer with 19 goals this season and has a price of 13/10 with Betway to score anytime.

Eintracht Frankfurt have had an impressive run in the competition so far as they remain unbeaten after topping Group H with maximum points. SkyBet is offerings odds of 9/1 for the German side to lift the Europa League trophy. Eintracht have a good chance of bringing Benfica’s unbeaten home record to an end this Thursday, as they remain unbeaten in their last 15 games and arrive having won their last five games. Their latest fixture saw them beat Schalke 2-1. SkyBet is offering odds of 21/10 for Frankfurt to win.

Much like their opponents, Eintracht boasts a strong defensive record and arrive at this fixture having kept four clean sheets in their last five games. SkyBet has them to keep another priced at 3/1. Luka Jovic has been in fine form in front of goal this season with him bagging 24 goals this season, seven of those goals have come in the Europa League including one in his last outing against Inter Milan. Betway has the forward to score priced at 13/8.

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