The second most convincing loss in Europa League playoff matches last week was suffered by Salzburg in Germany. They were easily defeated by Eintracht Frankfurt, and this could be the end for Austrian champions when it comes to season 2019/2020 European fairy tale.
Fans are still having a glimmer of hope though, remembering fantastic performances against Liiverpool FC and Nappoli in UCL campaign recently.
All in all, Salzburg are favorites to beat Eintracht on Thursday, but not to qualify for the next round.
Salzburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt Head-to-head
There were no head to head clashes between Salzburg and Eintracht Frankfurt in the past.
First leg duel at Commerzbank Arena was one-man show really. Daichi Kamada scored a hat-trick in the first fifty minutes. Filip Kostic scored another for Frankfurt later on, while consolation goal for Salzburg was bagged by Hwang Hee-Chan.
Salzburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction
We are expecting to see a similar match like last Thursday. None of these two sides is particularly good at defending. Salzburg have been a dominant force in Austria for years now, but it seems like their throne is jeopardy this time.
The Bulls lost the derby match to LASK Linz and drew to Austria Wien last weekend 2-2 FT. Those setbacks pushed them to the 2nd place on the table, so we will witness some interesting title battles in Bundesliga.
Eintracht Frankfurt might have some fitness issue. The team was involved in late-night Monday action against Uniion Berlin.
Overall, the Vultures are having a hard time when it comes to defending. Borusia Dortmund have taken a full advantage of that and scored four times against Frankfurt.
We are backing both teams to score and Over 2.5 goals in this match. The game itself could go either way really, as hosts are under a big pressure to score an early goal.
The second tip we are going to recommend is a longshot value bet – draw and both teams to score at 4.60.