Betting Preview: Frankfurt vs Benfica: Goals expected from both teams at Commerzbank-Arena

Both teams would go all out for the win in same manner as their previous meeting, which featured lots of goal action

Eintracht Frankfurt host Benfica at Commerzbank-Arena on Thursday night in the second leg tie of the Uefa Europa League quarter-finals.

The German outfit were undefeated in their previous 15 outings in all competitions before their recent back-to-back defeats against Benfica and Augsburg. They were undefeated in 16 out of 20 games played on home soil. The visitors have lost three away games out of five in Europe this term and Die Adler will be looking to revive their hopes of winning silverware this season following their disappointing 4-2 loss in Lisbon.

A home win is offered at (1.75) odds with Bet365.

Bruno Lage’s men have been victorious in nine of their previous 11 away matches in all competitions (W9 L2). They have also won six of their last seven outings, scoring 20 goals and conceding six in the process. The Reds have a two-goal advantage coming into this encounter and are priced at (4.50) odds to come out victorious according to bookies.

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A stalemate is offered at odds of (3.80) by the same bet firm.

A 2-0 or 3-1 scoreline will be what Adi Hutter’s men need to go through to the next round of this competition. A scoreline in favour of the Germans, similar to the first leg result will take them to extra time while a draw or single goal-margin defeat will send the Portuguese outfit to the semi-finals.

Both teams have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three games. Frankfurt conceded eight goals and scored five while Benfica conceded five and scored 12 goals in those matches. Punters looking to profit from this game should stake on both teams to score with over 2.5 goals which is offered at (1.83) with Bet365. The last three outings for both sides have produced a similar outcome. Also, the first leg of this tie recorded 28 goal attempts, 14 for both sides.

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