Our prediction for this Europa League match:
A place in the Europa League semis will be at stake when Eintracht Frankfurt and Barcelona face each other in a two-legged tie. Die Adler did well to eliminate Real Betis in the last 16, but Barca will pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. Since Eintracht failed to impress in a goalless draw with Greuther Furth, which is yet another reason why home win should not be considered. Martin Hinteregger is back from a domestic ban, while both Ramaj and da Costa miss out with injuries.
The Catalans, on the other hand, have been impressive in 2020. Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sevilla Xavi’s troops climbed to second place in the standings, and given their brilliant winning run in all competitions, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team. All Dest, Fati, Roberto, and Umtiti are likely to miss the game with injuries, speaking of the away side.
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 (Barcelona):
Barcelona is a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. Barca were founded in 1899 and they are regarded as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Catalan giants won their 24th La Liga title in 2016, with Luis Suarez winning “El Pichichi” award. Barcelona have won five European Cup trophies and a number of top-class players were part of the team in the past.
The likes of Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Pep Guardiola are some of many players that played for Barca in the past, but, no doubt, Leo Messi has established himself as the club’s trademark. Barcelona welcome their rivals at Camp Nou, the stadium that was built in 1957.
Barcelona’s local rivals are Espanyol, but the rivalry between Barca and Real Madrid is much bigger. The two La Liga giants face each other in “El Clasico”, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Barca are famous for their football youth school La Masia as well.