Unbeaten in the Europa League, Eintracht Frankfurt host Internazionale on Thursday, March 7, in a clash for the first leg of the round of 2018/2019 round of the tournament. The match will be held at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany, and is due to start at 14.55 CET.The place in the quarterfinals will be in the hands of the team that add more points in the two clashes. In case of a tie, goal balance and number of goals scored away from home serve as defining criteria. If there is not even a tiebreaker, a 30-minute extension – where the visitor has the advantage of a goalless draw – and a penalty shootout are the last features to indicate the winner of the duel.
The German team made a perfect first-round campaign. He won all six games with 18 points and missed out on Olympique de Marseille, who was the runner-up of the Europa League in the 2017/2018 season.It was losing the first point in the first leg of the first knockout of the tournament when he faced a team that, like the Internazionale, had been ‘downgraded’ from the Champions League. He was equalized as Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine 2-2. However, in the play back, thrashed 4-1 to ensure their passage to the Round of 16.Eintracht Frankfurt have not yet lost in 2019. Since their resumption of the season after the traditional Bundesliga winter stoppage, they have made nine appearances with four wins and five draws. On Saturday, March 2, at home, they overcame Hoffenheim by 3 to 2 in a compromise for the twenty-fourth round of the German Championship.It reached the level of 40 points (11 wins, seven draws and six losses) going up to fifth position. It is in the block of teams that would take place in the 2019/2020 edition of the Europa League. But you still have chances for higher goals. The distance to Borussia Monchengladbach, who is fourth, the last to make way for the next edition of the Champions League, has fallen from nine points to three in the last three rounds.To face Inter, coach Adi Hutter is likely to be injured by injury problems midfielders Gelson Fernandes, Marc Stendera and Lucas Torro.
After narrowly failing to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League, Internazionale started their participation in the Europa League with absolute tranquility within the four lines. He beat Rapid Vienna both at home (1-0) and Milan (4-0).The first leg, however, marked the peak of a crisis involving striker Mauro Icardi with the club, the coach and his co-stars. Because of his bad relationship with his colleagues, he was dismissed by coach Luciano Spalletti as captain. So he refused to travel to the Austrian capital. In the next game, by the Italian Championship, was left of side by the commander.The crisis was placed in water bath with the inclusion of the player in the list of injured athletes, although there are suspicions about the existence of the knee injury. Anyway, he is not expected to play on Thursday, as is defender Sime Vrsaljko and striker Balde Keita, who are also on the bruised list. In such cases, without any doubt.On Friday, 1 March, Inter were beaten by Cagliari by 2 to 1 in the twenty-sixth round of the Italian Championship and was in delicate situation in the competition. Staying in the 47 points (14 wins, five draws and seven losses), he fell to fourth place and was beaten by Milan, his biggest rival. It is at the limit of the classification zone for edition 2019/2020 of the Champions League. It has, however, Rome in its wake. The difference between them is three points.
History of the matches Eintracht Frankfurt vs Internazionale
The teams made just one match before having their paths crossed in the round of 16 of the 2018/2019 Europa League season. It was a friendly in 2014 that ended with the win of the Germans by 3 to 1.
Football Prediction of the Day Eintracht Frankfurt vs Internazionale
The swings have been striking throughout the 2018/2019 season at Internazionale. However, the Milanese team has shown service in the most important matches. That makes the prognosis in his win against Eintracht Frankfurt a good choice for a clash for Thursday’s showdown in the first leg of the Round of 16 Europa League 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Internazionale win