Eintracht Frankfurt vs Inter Milan predictions, preview and betting tips for this Thursday’s Europa League clash on March 7th with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
The Europa League throws up another intriguing two-legged clash as Inter travel to Germany to face Eintracht Frankfurt. The hosts have been in imperious form this season, and remain unbeaten in this competition. Inter come off the back of a poor result at Cagliari, and will once again be without sulky Argentinian Mauro Icardi. They could struggle to keep the home side off the scoresheet. See our predictions and betting tips.
It’s been a tremendous season for Frankfurt fans who have seen their side climb to fifth in the Bundesliga and the home support has been royally entertained throughout the campaign. They are the division’s third highest scorers with 49 goals in their first 24 fixtures, and their front three have been responsible 35 of those strikes. They’ve also been prolific in the Europa League, and are yet to lose in this competition. They were dealt a tough round of 32 tie against Shakhtar, but eased through 6-3 on aggregate. A 4-1 home hammering of the Ukrainians two weeks ago helping them book their place in the last 16, and they will be rightly confident of taking a lead back to the San Siro. Unfortunately Ante Rebic won’t be taking part after injuring his knee at the weekend, but Luka Jovic and Sebastian Haller are likely to start this game, and the pair will be a threat throughout.
Inter were easy winners in the round of 32, seeing off Rapid Vienna, and their place in this round never looked in doubt. However, some inconsistencies are beginning to creep into the side. They’ve won just two of their last six Serie A games, and have conceded five times in their last three matches. It’s a concerning situation for Inter fans, who have witnessed their side’s defensive masterclasses throughout the campaign.
Frankfurt at home is a daunting prospect for any European side, and even without Rebic’s firepower, they should have enough to establish a first leg lead. The hosts are the first of our Europa League betting tips for this evening.
Considering the high-scoring nature of Frankfurt’s fixtures this season, Over 2.5 Goals is quite attractively priced. Each of Inter’s last three games have seen three or more goals, and their defending against Cagliari left a lot to be desired. They aren’t likely to get ripped apart by their hosts, but they could concede a couple of goals here. Frankfurt are far from foot-perfect at the back, and they haven’t kept a clean sheet here since November 11th, but they generally outscore their opponents. They found themselves 2-1 down to Hoffenheim at the weekend, but came back to collect all three points. Over 2.5 Goals is the second of our Eintracht Frankfurt vs Inter Milan predictions.
Frankfurt have two prolific players in their squad with Luka Jovic (15) and Sebastian Haller (12) both enjoying fruitful seasons in the Bundesliga. They have also been handy in the Europa League with Jovic scoring a goal every 71 minutes in this competition so far. He is the second highest scorer and can boast seven goals and one assist so far. He is the shortest price in the market, but is definitely worth backing here. Ambitious punters may wish to take both players to find the net in this clash, but we’re sticking with the on-loan Serbian.
Eintracht Frankfurt have been installed as the favourites for this game, and they can be backed at 13/10 to take an advantage into the second leg. They will have their work cut out at the San Siro, and they’ll be looking to take a significant lead to Italy. Inter will be popular with punters and they can be supported at 2/1. The draw is also available at 12/5.
This should be a high-scoring affair and it’s 3/4 for Both Teams to Score? Yes here. Over 2.5 Goals is Evens and it should be one of the most entertaining games of the round of 32.
Luka Jovic is the favourite in the first goalscorer market and can be backed at 9/2 to net the opener. Sebastian Haller is next in the betting at 11/2. Lautaro Martinez has been in decent form for Inter Milan and he is 6/1 to break the deadlock in this encounter.