The new European league week begins today and runs until Thursday. As usual, there will be one last game in the Europa League. In one of the quarter-final pairings, Eintracht and Barcelona will take on each other. Can the stars from Catalonia achieve a good result in Frankfurt am Main? The site’s expert department will publish their exclusive forecast for the match on April 7, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet V.95.
Eintracht Frankfurt look better on the international stage
“Eagles” last season at the beginning of spring were quite confidently in 4th place – but then everything was spoiled by a bad finish, including related to the impending departure of the then coach, Adi Hütter. He was replaced by another Austrian, Oliver Glasner, and serious progress was expected from him. But instead, Eintracht were mostly kept in the middle of the table, and only with a good start in March (2 wins and a draw against RB Leipzig) managed to get closer to the European Cup zone. In the Europa League, however, the Germans have not lost so far in this draw. They managed to win the group, thanks to which they got straight into the round of 1/8 play-offs. Where they defeated a strong opponent, by the way, from Examen – Betis (2-1 away, 1-1 at home – there they missed the last minute of the main time, but escaped a penalty kick thanks to an auto-goal in the 121st minute).
Barcelona are not particularly motivated for Europa League so far
More than a club, of course, are used to playing in the Champions League. But they themselves are guilty of finally getting to know the lesser-ranked tournament. Perhaps it was 3rd place in the group, below not only Bayern but also Benfica, that was the symbol of their failure in 2021. Now, however, Xavi has managed to improve his side’s performance. It is true that so far it has been more evident in the Primera, where he has managed to improve dramatically, beating Atletico and even Real Madrid, among others, and how – 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu! Having said that, in the Europa League so far, it has been problems in the first, even at home, meetings with both Napoli and even Galatasaray. We won the latter in strong style, 2-1, in Istanbul.
Eintracht very rarely qualify for European competitions at all. And Barcelona have not played in the Europa League before – they ‘graze’ higher. So it’s no surprise that the Germans have not crossed paths with the Catalans.
Barcelona may not come out with maximum motivation again, so the hosts will have chances. Expect a fairly bright encounter and a total of more than 2.5 goals (odds – 1.69).