On the evening of 8 March, Betis Sevilla take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of the Europa League 1/8 finals at the Benito Villamarin. Both teams promote attacking football, so expect a high-scoring encounter. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet mobile.
The Cucumbers have been in the top three for a long time, but they’ve slowed down recently. In their last four games there have been two draws and two defeats. As a consequence of those poor results, the team drop to fifth place in the league table, with 46 points from 27 games played. Chilean specialist Manuel Pellegrini’s side scored 49 goals and conceded 35. Last weekend, the Sevilla side once again disappointed their fans by losing a 3-3 home defeat to Atlético de Madrid. The home side took more shots on target (18 goals against 8), but suffered a major setback.
In the previous round of the Europa League the Bilo-Syni got past Zenit St Petersburg (2-3, 0-0). At last, attacking midfielder Canales, who had contracted the coronavirus, returned to action. Defenders Montoya, Miranda, Bellerin, midfielders Camarasa and Rodri are also out injured.
The visitors are sitting in tenth place in the Bundesliga standings. They have 34 points after 25 games. The team had a poor February (only one win over Stuttgart and three defeats), but last weekend they partially rehabilitated themselves in front of their fans – they demolished Hertha Berlin 1-4 (2 German). Frankfurt CF have been productive: 37 goals scored and 37 conceded in 25 games (3 goals per game on average). The team’s leading scorer, Colombian Rafael Borre (7 goals), and leading midfielder, Danish Jesper Lindström, are still in action.
The Eagles did not play in 1/16 as they won their autumn quartet with Olympiacos, Fenerbahce and Antwerp. The injured side have striker Ragnar Ache and young goalkeeper Dianthus Ramaye in the sideline.
The teams have never met each other in official matches. In 2017, they played a friendly match, in which the Germans were stronger with a score of 3-0.
Betis vs Eintracht
Sevilla are certainly determined to break the losing streak in recent games, and they cannot think of a better opportunity to rehabilitate themselves in front of their fans. The leaders (Fekir and Canales) are back in action, and Juanmi is also available. The visitors do not look too confident in defence, but they are capable of scoring a goal themselves. Our prediction is for a two-goal win.