Eintracht Frankfurt vs Marseille
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 29 November 2018
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
Eintracht Frankfurt have already secured their spot in the last-32 of the competition. They are on 12 points from four matches, only one of the four teams to have won their first four games in the group stage. Last weekend they beat Augsburg 1-3 away from home, their fourth win in a row, and all four scoring three goals in each(!). They have climbed up third in the Bundesliga table, on 23 points, seven behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. Not everything is perfect though; they have several players out, injured. Timothy Chandler, Gonçalo Paciência, Francisco Geraldes, David Abraham, Lucas Torró, all five are unavailable due to injuries. Marc Stendera is also unavailable, due to suspension. Last, Carlos Salcedo is doubtful. At least Jetro Willems is back from suspension. Eintracht are expected to start with Trapp, Ndicka, Hasebe, Falette, Costa, Fernandes, Guzmán, Willems, Gacinovic, Jovic and Haller.
Marseille are on just one point in the group, eight behind second-placed Lazio, so they are left without real motive in the last two group matches. At least they’ve shown signs of improvement lately. After losing four games in a row, Europa League and France Ligue 1 combined, they have now celebrated back-to-back victories. They are fifth in their championship, on 25 points, ages of light behind leaders PSG. Either way, their realistic target this season is to earn a Champions League ticket, not win the Ligue 1 title. They are expected to start with Pelé, Kamara, Caleta-Car, Sakai, Sarr, Gustavo, Lopez, Ocampos, Radonjic, Mitroglou and Payet.
Previous five matches:
Augsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt 1-3
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke 3-0
Apollon Limassol vs Eintracht Frankfurt 2-3
Stuttgart vs Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3
Nürnberg vs Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1
Amiens vs Marseille 1-3
Marseille vs Dijon 2-0
Lazio vs Marseille 2-1
Montpellier vs Marseille 3-0
Marseille vs PSG 0-2
Eintracht’s next game is on Sunday, again at home, versus Wolfsburg (Germany Bundesliga). Same day, Marseille will be hosting Reims (France Ligue 1).
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Marseille: Head to head Stats
Eintracht have never hosted Marseille before.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Marseille: Prediction
Eintracht should win, and the game should have at least three goals.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Marseille: Betting Tips
A simple Eintracht win is at 1.75. Combined with “over 2.5 goals”, that goes up to 2.40. The Frankfurt side have been on fire lately. It’s football, they may have a… less productive day, but “logic” says that in a game they have no pressure, hosting a team that also is under no pressure, both should look free to play football and produce goals.