UEFA Europa League 2018-19 – Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica kick off? Thursday 18th April, 20:00 (UK)

Where is Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica being played? PSD Bank Arena

What television channel is Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica on in the UK? BT Sport Extra 2

Where can I stream Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

Where can I get tickets for Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica?

Eintracht Frankfurt – https://tickets.eintracht.de/

Benfica – https://www.slbenfica.pt/pt-pt/loja/bilhetes/jogos

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Eintracht Frankfurt W, Benfica W, D

THE TEAM NEWS

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT

Predicted line-up (3-4-1-2): Trapp; Abraham, Hasebe, Falette; Da Costa, Rode, Fernandes, Kostic; Rebic; Jovic, Goncalo Paciencia

Unavailable: Chandler (Injured), Tawatha (Injured), N'Dicka (Suspended), Tuta (Ineligible), Toure (Ineligible), Hrgota (Ineligible), Russ (Injured), Stendera (Injured)

Doubtful: Hinteregger (Injured), Haller (Injured)

BENFICA

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Vlachodimos; Andre Almeida, Jardel, Ruben Dias, Alex Grimaldo; Pizzi, Samaris, Fejsa, Rafa Silva; Joao Felix, Jonas

Unavailable: Ebuehi (Injured), Conti (Injured), Gabriel (Injured), Corchia (Injured), Taarabt (Ineligible)

Doubtful: Eduardo Salvio (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Eintracht Frankfurt will take comfort from Benfica's defensive frailties in the first leg despite losing 4-2, but Benfica's domestic away form is fantastic with seven wins in a row on the road whereas Eintracht Frankfurt lost 1-3 at home at the weekend. The safest option here is for goals to flow.