Kick-off: 1755, 19/09/2019
Stadium: Commerzbank Arena
TV: BT Sport
Eintracht Frankfurt and Arsenal enjoyed great runs in the Europa League last season and both teams may settle for a draw in this term’s Group F opener.
The German outfit have had to rebuild after losing star strikers Luka Jovic and Sebastian Haller over the summer, but home advantage will help them here.
We’re going with a stalemate at 5/2 for our initial Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Eintracht Frankfurt’s Betting Odds
Frankfurt were one of only two teams with a perfect 6-0 record during last year’s pool stage, despite facing a decent set of opponents in Lazio, Apollon Limassol and Marseille.
In Germany, they beat those teams by an aggregate score of 10-1, before going on to get past Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan and Benfica in the knockout rounds.
Two semi-final clashes with Chelsea each finished 1-1, only for the Blues to come out on top in a penalty shoot-out.
Jovic and Haller have since joined Real Madrid and West Ham respectively, but some of the near-£100million brought in has been reinvested wisely.
Andre Silva’s loan signing from AC Milan and the capture of Sporting Lisbon forward Bas Dost suggests there is still plenty of ambition at this club.
Hoffenheim and Fortuna Dusseldorf have already left Commerzbank Arena empty handed in the Bundesliga this term, while Strasbourg were beaten 3-0 at this venue in the play-offs.
Overall, they have won 12 and drawn three of 15 Europa League ties on home turf, with only Porto, Inter and Chelsea avoiding defeat.
The Gunners are good enough to join that list, though, and 31/10 for a score draw appeals from the Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal odds.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
After being Champions League regulars for 19 straight campaigns, Arsenal have taken advantage of a drop in class when competing in this tournament for the past two seasons.
They reached the semis before losing out to eventual winners Atletico Madrid in 2017-18 and were beaten finalists last term, going down 4-1 to London rivals Chelsea in Baku.
That emphatic defeat in May’s decider spoilt an otherwise outstanding campaign, with just two points dropped in their group and Napoli and Valencia soundly beaten in the latter stages.
However, Unai Emery will remember away losses at BATE Borisov and Rennes in early knockout rounds, while the Gunners have also suffered four straight defeats on past trips to Germany.
Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Watford was another example of how fragile this team can look on the road.
This a tricky opener for both sides and we’re adding 25/4 for a 1-1 draw to our Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal betting tips.
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