2019-20 UEFA Europa League – Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel kick off? Thursday 12th March, 2020 – 17:55 (UK)

Where is Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel being played? Commerzbank-Arena

What TV channel is Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Europa League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Eintracht Frankfurt vs Basel?

Eintracht Frankfurt – https://www.eintracht.de/tickets/uefa-europa-league/

Basel – https://ticketing.fcb.ch/SelectSeats.aspx?msg=0&ret=2&e=935

What was the score in the last meeting between Eintracht Frankfurt & Basel? N/A

THE TEAM NEWS

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT

  • Eintracht Frankfurt have been performing below expectations in the Bundesliga recently but they are going well in the cup competitions.
  • Andre Silva and Kamada scored five goals between them in the last round against Salzburg and will lead the attack again with Dost still out.
  • Experienced pair Abraham and Chandler are expected to return to the starting line-up after not featuring at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Trapp; Toure, Abraham, Hinteregger, N'Dicka; Rode, Hasebe; Chandler, Kamada, Kostic; Andre Silva

Unavailable: Russ (Injured), Fernandes (Injured), Dost (Injured)

Doubtful: Lucas Torro (Injured)

BASEL

  • Basel have not played a competitive match since their second leg against APOEL in the last round, with the Swiss league currently suspended.
  • Centre-back Alderete is available after serving a ban in the last game and has otherwise been an ever-present in Europe this season.
  • One advantage of the break is that it has given players time to recover from injuries, with both Bua and Van Wolfswinkel close to returning.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Omlin; Widmer, Alderete, Comert, Riveros; Xhaka; Stocker, Frei, Campo, Petretta; Arthur Cabral

Unavailable: Kuzmanovic (Injured), Van der Werff (Injured), Zuffi (Injured)

Doubtful: Bua (Injured), Van Wolfswinkel (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Eintracht Frankfurt have never lost a Europa League knockout match at the Commerzbank-Arena, winning three and drawing three. Basel are yet to face really strong opposition in this season's competition and are lacking match practice, so they will likely come unstuck here.

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