If there is any team in the Europa League that can overturn a two-goal deficit, it is Eintracht Frankfurt. The Germans scored two away goals in the first leg of their Europa League tie against Benfica despite playing 70 minutes with 10 men.
Benfica took advantage of the man advantage putting four goals past Eintracht Frankfurt. However, they may rue the two away strikes they allowed Die Adler to score.
Eintracht Frankfurt were unbeaten in 15 straight matches in the Bundesliga prior to their loss to Benfica. In addition, Die Adler had defeated Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan in the previous rounds of the Europa League to reach the quarterfinals.
Since losing last Thursday, Adi Hutter's side lost to Augsburg in the Bundesliga at the weekend. Eintracht Frankfurt allowed their opponents to come back and claim victory, 3-1.
Benfica defeated Portuguese rivals Setabul on Sunday, 4-2. Teen sensation Joao Felix found the back of the net to help power the side to victory. Felix scored a hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg and is in fantastic form.
Eintracht Frankfurt go into the match at 11/5. Benfica go into the fixture at odds of 10/3.
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Hutter will be without striker Sebastien Haller. The Frenchman is suffering from an abdomen injury. Haller and fellow strikers Ante Rebic and Luka Jovic have tallied 54 goals combined in all competitions. The good news for Hutter is Goncalo Paciencia will be able to fill in. The striker tallied Eintracht Frankfurt's second goal in the first leg with a deft second-half header.
Felix is in great form and in the first leg, showed just why the biggest clubs in Europe are after him. Scouts were on hand to see him put three goals past Kevin Trapp in the first leg. He won't be at Benfica next season if he continues his current form.
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 4/7 - BET NOW
With Eintracht Frankfurt chasing victory and needing two goals to win the tie, expect goals to be scored in Germany. The first leg was dramatic and thrilling, and Thursday night's game will be the same. An away goal for Benfica changes the complexion of the tie meaning Eintracht Frankfurt need three goals.
Both teams to score @ 11/20 - BET NOW
There are goals in both teams, but as was shown in the first leg, they can both concede them. Of course, Eintracht Frankfurt played with 10 men for 70 minutes, so Benfica must show they can score against a full-strength opponent.
Luka Jovic to score anytime @ 6/5 - BET NOW
Jovic has been brilliant for Eintracht Frankfurt this season. He is on loan from Benfica and tearing up the Bundesliga as Jovic has 25 goals in all competitions. He will most likely be moving to another club in the summer as the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid have been linked.
Thursday night's game will be a barn-burner of a tie. Eintracht Frankfurt have two away goals and they shouldn't be counted out with Benfica in town. However, Eintracht Frankfurt need goals and to hold Benfica. Can they do that?
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