Europa League action begins on Thursday as Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal takes place in Group F. This will be the first encounter in history between the two teams. Both are expected to qualify from the group stage and move on to the knockout round. With that being said, neither team will want to fall behind and drop points in the opening match day. We are expecting a close match when Eintracht Frankfurt meet Arsenal at the Commerzbank-Arena.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal Prediction & Match Preview
Thursday, September 19 – 12:55 EST – Commerzbank-Arena
Eintracht Frankfurt have qualified to the group stages of the Europa League through the qualifying rounds of the competition. As a matter of fact, they started their journey back in July. They are one of the teams in Europe that has played the most matches so far this season. With that being said, they currently hold a 15 game unbeaten streak at home in the Europa League. Domestically, they had a decent start to their season in the Bundesliga. They are currently sitting in 9th place with 6 points in 4 games. They earned all their points at Commerzbank-Arena. Portuguese striker Goncalo Paciencia is their top goal scorer with 3 goals to his name.
On the other hand, Arsenal come into this match after a disappointing 2-2 draw against Watford on Sunday. They were leading 2-0 in that match, before breaking down and allowing Watford to equalize in the 81st minute. However, the Gunners have had a decent start to their season, as they only lost 1 match in 5 so far in the Premier League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been phenomenal so far, as he’s scored 5 goals in as many matches. Overall, there shouldn’t be a major gap between the two teams. We are expecting a close encounter and we are backing both teams to find the back of the net.
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