Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Barcelona: Will Eintracht Frankfurt do a 'Bayern Munich' Over Barcelona?

April 5, 2022
Benson Chikezie

UEFA Europa League 2021/2022
Playoffs: Quarterfinals
Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt.

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Barcelona travel to Germany, one place that does not hold fond memories for the Blaugrana in recent years, after repeatedly losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. They travel to Frankfurt, home of Eintracht Frankfurt, for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash scheduled for 8th April 2022, at 00:30 IST.

Eintracht Frankfurt dispatched another Spanish team, Real Betis, after finishing top of their group, to set up this quarter-final meeting with Barcelona. Their Spanish opponents, on the other hand, suffered a humiliating exit from the UEFA Champions League but have quickly emerged favorites to win the Europa League due to their impressive form in 2022.

Teams Status

Take a look at the latest form and squad news from Eintracht Frankfurt and Barcelona:

Eintracht Frankfurt Form and Team News

Eintracht Frankfurt recovered from three straight losses in February to win thrice and draw four times in their last 7 games. However, all four draws have come in succession and is a worrying stat for the German team going into this match with Spain’s most in-form team.

Frankfurt have many things going on for them in the Europa League, and they are yet to lose in the competition this season. Three draws and wins in the group stages, followed by a win and draw over two legs versus Real Betis, underline their excellent form in the competition. Japanese forward Daichi Kamada tops the scoring charts for the German side with 3 goals in the EL.

For injuries and absences, Danny da Costa will miss the clash with Barcelona in Frankfurt as he is currently sidelined with an injury he picked up earlier in March.

Barcelona Form and Team News

Barcelona’s meteoric return to form comes at a perfect time, and the Blaugrana have turned their season around with some breathtaking footballing displays in 2022. Thirteen matches unbeaten, with 10 wins and 3 draws, says a lot about Barca’s form, and they go into this match on the back of an important win against Sevilla in La Liga.

Having crashed out of the Champions League, pundits predicted a disastrous season for the Blaugrana. Yet they have clawed their way up to 2nd in the league and are strong favorites to win the Europa League trophy after defeating Napoli and Galatasaray. In four Europa League matches, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored twice, making him their highest goal scorer.

Sergino Dest and Luuk de Jong will sit out the trip to Frankfurt as they remain on the fringes due to varying injuries.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Eintracht Frankfurt play at home, and although they are yet to lose in the EL this season, the sportsbooks have named Barcelona as favorites to win this fixture instead. Frankfurt to win is placed at 4.94 odds on the Melbet sportsbook, 4.70 odds on the Parimatch sportsbook, and 4.94 odds on the Paripesa sportsbook.

In all three sportsbooks, the odds for a draw are 4.34, 4.10, and 4.34, respectively, while the odds for a Barcelona victory are at 1.715, 1.67, and 1.715, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Eintracht Frankfurt and Barcelona are meeting for the first time in all competitions, and on paper, there is not so much to separate both teams. The home team are yet to lose in the Europa League this season, winning 4 and drawing 4, while Barcelona are on a 13-match unbeaten streak in all competitions. Here are our thoughts on the possible outcomes to expect:

Tip: Draw in Either Half @ 1.64

Frankfurt come into this game on the back of four straight draws, three of those coming at home, and have been conservative in recent fixtures. Barcelona struggled to break down a disciplined Sevilla defense, and if this fixture begins slowly, a draw in either half is a likely outcome. Draw in either half is available on the Paripesa sportsbook at 1.64 odds.

Tip: Barcelona to Win or Draw @ 1.18

Barcelona have been dominant on the road, losing just once in their last 10 away games, with 7 wins and 3 draws. Five of those wins have come in their last 5 away games, so we expect Xavi’s side to come away with either a win or a draw in this fixture. Barcelona to win or draw is available on the Sportsbet.io sportsbook at 1.18 odds.


The first meeting between these two sides comes when Barcelona has seemingly found their rhythm. Frankfurt know that their Spanish opponents have struggled against Bayern Munich in recent years and will take some courage from those matches.

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