Our prediction for this Europa League match:
A place in the Europa League semis will be at stake when Benfica and Eintracht Frankfurt face each other in the double-header. Benfica are still playing on three fronts and they want to win everything in the 2018/2019 season. The Eagles are tough to beat at home, but we are positive that they are going to rely on their solid defense in Thursday’s football match.
One of the men to watch in the home team will be Portugal rising star Joao Felix, who has netted 10 goals in the national championship so far this term. Eintracht Frankfurt, on the other hand, are enjoying a season to remember and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Benfica. However, the hosts are a more experienced side than the visitors and that is the main reason why we predict the Portuguese outfit will emerge triumphant in Thursday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Andreas Samaris):
Greece international midfielder Andreas Samaris began his career playing for Panachaiki before his spells with Panionios and Olympiakos. SL Benfica is the first international experience for the 27-year-old player who arrived in Portugal in 2014.
A full international since 2013, Samaris represented Greece at the 2014 FIFA World Cup during which he managed to make his presence known and earn a move abroad. Andreas Samaris operates as a central midfield but is capable of filling in defensive midfielder role. Greek international was the mainstay for Benfica during his first two seasons at the club managing 46 Primeira Liga appearances during the period. He also added 12 Champions League appearances.
Andreas Samaras helped Benfica win two Primeira Liga titles, two Taca da Liga trophies and one Super Cup. Greek international was the regular performer for his national team during the unsuccessful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with ten games to his name.
Highlighted Team (Eintracht Frankfurt):
Eintracht Frankfurt is a German football club who is active in the German Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1920 after a fusion between different football clubs from Frankfurt. Eintracht Frankfurt is playing in the Bundesliga since 2011/2012 and is known for being a stable club in the Bundesliga. Currently the club is playing their home games in the Commerzbank-Arena which holds a capacity of 51000 seats. The club colour of Eintracht Fankfurt are black, red and white. Eintracht Frankfurt is called the Adlertrager by their fans. The club’s rival Kickers Offenbach.
Eintracht Frankfurt is one of the few clubs in Germany that won the Bundesliga; in the season 1958/1959 were able to win the league. Other important prizes Eintracht Frankfurt won are the DFB Pokal (4 times) and the the UEFA Cup in 1980. There are many famous football players that played for EIntracht Frankfurt in their career like Pfaff, Moller, Low, Okocha, Kopke and Berthold.