Barcelona vs. Eintracht Frankfurt: Frankfurt Looking to do a Reverse Villarreal on Barcelona

April 14, 2022
Benson Chikezie

UEFA Europa League 2021/2022
Playoffs— Quarterfinals
Camp Nou, Barcelona

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Barcelona traveled to Frankfurt and were able to come home with a 1–1 draw against a team that is yet to lose in the Europa League this season. Barcelona will face off with Eintracht Frankfurt at the Camp Nou on the 15th of April, with the kickoff time slated for 00:30 IST.

Barca stole away with an injury time winner at Levante, winning by three goals to two, and they are absolutely buzzing with confidence at the moment. Eintracht Frankfurt lost by two goals to one during the weekend after a run of four straight draws, but the Germans have set their eyes firmly on getting a favorable result in Spain. The tie is quite balanced at one-all, so either team has an equal chance of progressing to the Europa League semi finals.

Teams Status

Here is the latest form and team news from Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt:

Barcelona Form and Team News

Barcelona’s resurgence is impressive, with the Blaugrana winning matches at every turn these days, they have enough reasons to dream of a first Europa League trophy. Xavi’s side are on a 15-match unbeaten run, winning 11 and drawing 3 of those fixtures. Quite unexpectedly, they have emerged favorites to clinch this year’s EL trophy, and if their present form is anything to go by, they might just achieve that.

Barcelona have been solid at home in recent matches, keeping four straight clean sheets heading into this fixture. 100,000 fans at the Camp Nou will make a difference in this fixture, and with players like Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres, and Pedri in such excellent form, Barcelona are confident of getting the desired result on the night.

The trio of Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, and Samuel Umtiti are still on the sidelines injured. Also, Gerard Pique picked up a knock that might rule him out of the tie, and veteran defender Dani Alves is unavailable for selection.

Eintracht Frankfurt Form and Team News

Losing 2-1 at the weekend has not dampened the mood in Frankfurt, and the German team, whose run of 4 straight draws ended over the weekend, are gunning for a historic victory at the Camp Nou. Notably, the German side is yet to lose to Spanish sides in the knockout stages of European competition, winning all three encounters, and they will find strength in their historic success over La Liga sides.

Frankfurt are yet to lose in the EL this season, winning four and drawing five of their 9 Europa League matches. They have also won 3 and drawn 1 of their last 4 continental fixtures, and have the same record in their last four away games against Spanish opposition. They have a player in Filip Kostic to watch out for, and they will certainly feel they can do one over Barcelona in Spain.

For injuries and enforced absences, Eintracht Frankfurt have Tuta sidelined with a red card, and the duo of Diant Ramaj and Christopher Lenz out with injuries.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Barcelona are heavy favorites to win as they are the stronger team, at least on paper, and they play at home, where they have been solid in recent times. The odds for Barca to win on the, Parimatch, and Melbet sportsbooks are 1.37, 1.38, and 1.402, respectively.

On the Melbet sportsbook, the odds for a draw and a Frankfurt victory are 5.10 and 8.60, respectively. On Parimatch, the odds are 5.40 and 7.70, respectively, while the Melbet sportsbook places the odds for a draw and an away win at 5.30 and 8.60, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Barcelona vs. Eintracht Frankfurt at the Camp Nou promises to be a tight affair, and the atmosphere at the Camp Nou will certainly play a huge role in spurring on Barcelona’s players. Frankfurt have an unbeaten record in the EL, while Barcelona are on a 15-match unbeaten run. Here are our tips for this fixture:

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.52

Barcelona have been in great goalscoring form in recent weeks, notching 3 goals in their last match against Levante. The first leg in Frankfurt ended in a multi-goal result, and although Frankfurt have won 11 out of their last 15 wins in all competitions with a one-goal margin, we expect at least two goals in regular time during this game. Over 2.5 goals is available on the sportsbook at 1.52 odds.

Tip: Barcelona to Win Either Half @ 1.21

Xavi’s men are one of Europe’s best sides, and hold strong to the tiki-taka football style that made Barcelona famous in the 21st century. Dominating games is hardly a problem for this team in excellent form, so we expect them to have the upper hand in at least one half. Barcelona to win either half is available on the Paripesa sportsbook at 1.21 odds.


Barcelona are gunning for their first EL trophy, while Frankfurt fans are dreaming of a repeat of their 1979/1980 UEFA Cup winning campaign. We expect both teams to go all out for the win as the tie is perfectly balanced at 1-1. A great night of football awaits.

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