Professional soccer predictions for Shakhtar Donetsk vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Shakhtar Donetsk hosts Eintracht Frankfurt in the first match between the two teams from the 1/16-finals of the Europa League tournament. The meeting is on February 14, Thursday, at Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist stadium in Kharkiv.
Shakhtar Donetsk’s team failed to fight for one of the first two places in their Champions League group, finishing third, sending them to direct eliminations in the Europa League. It can not be said that Shakhtar Donetsk was lucky in the draw as he faces one of the winners in the tournament groups. Eintracht Frankfurt made a very strong campaign in the autumn tournament by winning all of its six games and scored 17 goals. The German team did not give Lazio the chance to fight for the first place in the group, finishing nine points more than the Italians.
Shakhtar Donetsk suffered two losses in the group stage of the Champions League losing his matches against Manchester City. The Ukrainian team, however, managed to win only one victory – 3:2 as a guest of Hoffenheim. Shakhtar did not defeat in both matches against Hoffenheim, so he is preparing for a clash with a team from the Bundesliga and will strive again to remain unbeaten. Shakhtar Donetsk has not yet played an official game in 2019 and can tilt the balance in favor of the guests. In their last control, the home team made a 0:0 draw against Wacker Innsbruck, before defeating Botev Plovdiv 6:1.
The Eintracht Frankfurt team had no defeat in 2019 with one win and three draws in four Bundesliga matches. The visitors are in fifth place in the German championship with a total of 33 points and are four points behind RB Leipzig. The Eintracht Frankfurt team did not defeat ten consecutive Europa League matches as they scored in each of them. I expect students of Adi Hutter to razpishat in the upcoming match in Kharkiv, as the team of Shakhtar Donetsk should also note their own land, so that option BTTS looks pretty good for this meeting.