Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Barcelona
April 7, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -163, Under 2.5 +130
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Eintracht Frankfurt is welcoming Barcelona to Deutsche Bank Park in the first leg of the quarterfinals in the UEFA Europa League. Eintracht is in good form right now, they haven’t lost in a while, but they also haven’t won any of their last 4 games. Barcelona is in excellent form at the moment, their defense has improved, and they are still scoring a lot of goals.
Eintracht is on a 4-game draw streak right now, and they have scored only 2 goals during that streak, while also conceding only 2 goals. Eintracht has had a tough opponent in the previous stage, but they have successfully gone through Betis. In Bundesliga, Eintracht is now in 9th place, which is in the middle of the table, but they still have a chance to reach the Europa League space for next season. Eintracht has been inconsistent with scoring goals, but they have also been inconsistent on the defensive end. The schedule is not easy for Eintracht until the end of the season, but their hopes are to get even further in the Europa League, but it will be hard.
Barcelona is now on a 4-game winning streak, they have kept 3 clean sheets during that streak, and they have scored 11 goals. The progress in Barcelona since Xavi took over is obvious, and they will only get better. The depth Barcelona now has is amazing, and they still have some injuries players who would get a lot of playing time. In the Europa League, Barcelona has knocked out Napoli and Galatasaray, and they are pretty big favorites to beat Eintracht as well. Aubameyang is now the leading goalscorer for Barcelona with 2 goals, while Traore and Torres have added 2 assists each. Barcelona is already working on a few signings on the defensive end, Araujo is signing a new deal, and I love that he will stay at Barcelona. As far as LaLiga, goes, Barcelona is now in 2nd place, but I don’t think there is enough time for them to get to the top. in the Europa League, Barcelona is the biggest favorite to win that competition, and I think they will.
These two teams have never met in the past, but the quality and form are clearly on Barcelona’s side in this matchup. Eintracht is a solid team, they can score goals, but they will need to play their best soccer this season to beat Barcelona.