Basel hosts Eintracht Frankfurt
Basel hosts Eintracht Frankfurt in a secong leg from the 1/8-finals of Europa League on Thursday. After a terrific 3-0 win in the first game, Basel are a complete favourite to reach the 1/4-finals of the competition. They are really close to this goal.
Few people really expected such a domination from Basel in the first leg. The Swiss team made an incredibly strong performance at the Commerzbank-Arena winning with 3-0 against the German side. Samuele Campo opened the score for the visitors, while Kevin Bua and Fabian Frei finished the job for Marcelo Koller’s team. It was one of Basel’s best games for the season.
Why is Basel’s performance in Frankfurt so surprising? Well, they didn’t really have the best season in the Swiss Super League. Basel finished third in the final standings, getting behind the champion Young Boys and the second St. Gallen. There was a time when Basel were dominating the Super League, but now these times are gone.
Eintracht Frankfurt won’t remember kindly their 2019/20 season as well. They finished 9th in the Bundesliga and that’s not something to be proud of. This could mean that the manager Adi Hutter won’t lead the team next season. Based on the club’s performances, maybe Eintracht needs a change right now.
It’s going to be very difficult for Eintracht Frankfurt to return in the race for the 1/4-finals. The German side suffered a huge loss in the first leg, so now all Basel must do is finish the job and get their place in the next phase of the competition.
In our football prediction betting tips today we believe that Basel are in a great position to reach the Europa League 1/4-finals. They scored a big win in the first leg in Frankfurt, so it’d be a massive surprise if Eintracht Frankfurt do a miracle here.