Eintracht Frankfurt and Tottenham Hotspur meet at the Deutche Bak Park Stadium. After two rounds of the UEFA Champions League, these two teams have three points apiece, and this game carries a huge significance. A victory could eventually decide who advances to the knockout stage, therefore, neither side can afford to lose. Eintracht has been on the rise recently, while Tottenham suffered a tough defeat on Sunday, against Arsenal in the North London Derby. Expect a tight and close matchup, with lots of action ahead of both goals.
Eintracht Frankfurt (+260) has three wins in a row. Following a very poor start in all the competitions, the reigning UEFA Europa League champions won only twice in the opening seven contests. Among the losses back then was the one against Sporting Lisbon at home, 0-3.
However, the Eagles bounced back against Marseille, winning 0-1 on the road, in a game that nobody expected to see them triumph. After that, they trashed Stuttgart on the road, 1-3 and in the most recent clash, beat the Bundesliga leaders at the time, Union Berlin, 2-0.
Eintracht has two wins and losses with a draw in the past five games at home. Four of those events ended with just one side netting. The stats are a bit messy, but Eintracht tends to play open football, with lots of chances.
Tottenham (+105) lost to Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday at the Emirates. The Spurs were competitive up to the point when Emerson Royal got sent off due to his reckless tackle. From that moment on, Arsenal locked the game and secured three points.
This was the second defeat in the past three games for Tottenham, who lost in the UEFA Champions League in Lisbon, 2-0, before trashing Leicester at home, 6-2, with Son coming off a bench to score a hat-trick.
From what we saw, the Spurs have slight problems in defense, and they aren’t as formidable as before, having just one clean sheet in the past six events. Conte needs to tighten up things in the back line a little bit in order to have positive results.
Bura, Onguene, and Toure are out for the home teams, while Jakic remains doubtful.
Davies, Kulusevski, and Lucas Moura are all questionable for Tuesday’s clash. There are certain chances for Davies to appear, but he will be a game-time decision.
Head to Head Games
These two sides met in the 1981/82 Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinals, with the Spurs eliminating the German rivals. They won at home, 2-0, and then lost in Frankfurt, 2-1.
As said, there should be plenty of action and chances on both ends. None of these teams are good in the back line lately, which is why we expect to see goals on both sides. Tottenham has a ferocious attack, and the Spurs are better than the German side when looking at the individual quality. We had some dilemmas about whether to bet on them, or both teams scoring but decided that the latter option was better. The odds are solid anyway, yet the risk is lower.
Pick: Both teams to score -166
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