Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Stade Maurice Dufrasne will host Thursday’s Europa League game between Standard Liege and Eintracht Frankfurt. The Red Devils kicked off their Europa League campaign in style, with the team beating Vitoria Guimaraes 2-0 in front of home fans, but the Belgian side then suffered back-to-back losses to the likes of Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt on the road.
Since Standard Liege are tough to beat at home, we predict that they are going to grab something from their fourth group game. Die Adler have not been as impressive in the 2019/2020 Europa League campaign as they were the last term; therefore, we believe that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Stade Maurice Dufrasne. A man to watch in the away team will be Goncalo Paciencia, while Eintracht defenders should have Renaud Emond at bay as the Belgian attacker has been scoring goals for fun in the national championship this term.
Highlighted Player (Mehdi Carcela-González):
Despite being born in Liege, Belgium on July 1, 1989, Mehdi Carcela represents Morocco on the international stage. Carcela initially chose to play for his country of birth Belgium, taking part in two friendlies with the Red Devils, but in February 2011 he made his debut with Morocco.
He represented Morocco at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, but the African side failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament. Speaking of his club career, Mehdi Carcela played for the likes of Standard Liege, Anzhi, Benfica, Granada and Olympiakos (on loan). He currently plays for Standard Liege on loan from Granada.
Mehdi Carcela’s main position is right winger, but he is capable of playing as both attacking midfielder and left winger as well. In the 2008/2009 season the Morocco international won the Belgian Pro League with Standard and seven seasons later he repeated the success with Benfica as the Eagles won Primeira Liga. His preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (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.