Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Commerzbank Nebenplatz when Eintracht Frankfurt and Lazio face each other in the Group H derby. Die Adler did well to come from behind and beat Olympique Marseille at Stade Velodrome in their opener, meaning that they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Lazio. The Bundesliga side are tough to beat at home and that is the main reason why we predict they are going to grab something from Thursday’s football match. Lazio, on the other hand, recorded a routine win over Apollon at their Stadio Olimpico and, no doubt, the Serie A side would be happy with one point from the Eintrach clash. The Biancocelesti failed to impress in a 3-1 loss to their bitter rivals Roma in the Rome derby, but they are definitely capable of holding Eintracht Frankfurt to a draw.
Highlighted Player (Marco Fabian):
Marco Fabian is a 26-year-old midfielder who plays for German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. This attacking midfielder has started his youth career at Guadalajara before making his senior professional debut with the Mexican club in 2007. Over eight seasons with them, Fabian became a regular and scored more than 50 goals for them. He moved to Eintracht Frankfurt in late 2015. Fabian represented Mexico across various youth levels before finally graduating to the senior team. He earned his first senior cap in 2012 and played his first major tournament with the senior team at the 2013 Gold Cup. He was one of the revelations for Mexico in that tournament with three goals and equal number of assists. Fabian has 25 national caps to his name and six goals to his credit so far. Often regarded for his pace and great long range shots, Fabian has a 2014 FIFA Puskas Award nomination to his credit.
Highlighted Team (Lazio Roma):
Lazio Roma are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles.
The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals.
The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco.
The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.