Our prediction for this Europa League match:
High-flying Eintracht Frankfurt will be looking to build on a 7-1 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf in Bundesliga when they host Apollon at their Commerzbank Nebenplatz in the Europa League. Die Adler have been scoring goals for fun of late and all eyes will be on Serbian attacker Luka Jovic, who scored five goals against Fortuna, when the two teams face each other in Frankfurt. The Germans are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Apollon and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. The Cypriotes did well to hold Olympique Marseille to a 2-2 draw in their last group game, but seeing that their away record is anything but good, we are tempted to put our money on the Bundesliga side. Filip Kostic is yet another Serbian footballer who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt and we believe that he is going to prove a handful for the opposition back-line as well.
Highlighted Player (Timothy Chandler):
Timothy Chandler is a professional footballer, who started his senior career at Eintracht Frankfurt reserve team. In 2010 he signed for Nurnberg and he made 17 appearances for the reserve team. After playing 95 league games for Nurnberg he returned to Eintracht Frankfurt on 3 June, 2014, signing a three-year contract with his former club.
Chandler was born in Frankfurt on 29 March, 1990, but seeing that his father is American, the defender decided to play for the USA national football team. Chandler made his USA debut on March, 2011, coming as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Argentina.
The Freiburg defender made USA 2014 World Cup squad, but he did not play for the Yanks at the showpiece tournament in Brazil. It has to be noted that Chandler made 10 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as a right midfielder and a right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Apollon):
Apollon are a Cypriot football club based in Limassol. The Kianolefki wear blue shirts and dark blue shorts when playing at home ground and they welcome their rivals at Tsirion Stadium. The venue can hold up to 13.331 spectators and it was opened in 1975.
Apollon Limassol won their first domestic trophy in the 1990/1991 season, with the team finishing the campaign three points clear of second-placed Anorthosis Famagusta. The Kianolefki won their second Cypriot First Division trophy three years later (1993/1994) and they had to wait 12 years before they clinched their third and last domestic title (2005/2006).
Speaking of the Cypriot cup, Apollon Limassol won their ninth trophy in the competition in 2017, with the team beating APOEL in the title game. The club was founded back in April 14, 1954 and it has to be noted that they suffered a loss in each of their eight games in their debut season in the second division.