Europa League 2021-22: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona prediction and betting tips (April 7)

Barcelona head over to Germany for their next Europa League fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt. Barca currently have the longest unbeaten run in Europe’s top five leagues. Xavi’s team is ready.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona) has scored 2 goals in 4 games in the UEL for Barca

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona) has scored 2 goals in 4 games in the UEL for Barca

by   Lukman Olateju

Eintracht Frankfurt and Barcelona clash in the quarter-final of the 2021-22 Europa League season. This is the opening leg of the fixture.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 7 April 2022. The match venue is Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, Hessen.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona (April 7) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona latest odds on betting sites

Eintracht Frankfurt to win odds are priced at 4.50 (+350 American; 7/2 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.80 (+280; 14/5), while Barcelona to win odds are priced at 1.66 (-150; 2/3).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Eintracht Frankfurt — 20%, draw — 26%, Barcelona — 54%.

Latest betting odds on Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona (7 April 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5, +1.0) on Eintracht Frankfurt — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5, -1.0) on Barcelona — 1.89 (-112; 25/28)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona match preview and statistics

Eintracht Frankfurt haven’t lost in seven matches, with three wins and four draws. They have drawn each of their past four games. Frankfurt played a goalless draw with Greuther Furth in their last match.

Top stats: 68% possession, 1.72 expected goals, 21 total shots, 21 total shots, one big chance, six shots on target, 566 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, 10 fouls committed, two offside, nine corners, one yellow card.

Die Adler beat Real Betis 3-2 on aggregate to make it past the Round of 16. They won 2-1 in the first leg and drew 1-1 in the second leg. An own goal from a Betis player in the dying minutes of the extra-time sent them to the quarter-final.

Eintracht Frankfurt team news: Christopher Lenz and Diant Ramaj are sidelined due to injuries.

Barcelona are on a four-game winning streak. They haven’t lost in 13 matches, with 10 wins and three draws. La Blaugrana beat Sevilla 1-0 in their last game.

Pedri scored the match winner in the 72nd minute of the second half. He feigned shooting twice to drop two defenders before hitting a brilliant shot from outside the box beating Bounou to find the far corner. Assisted by Ousmane Dembele with a pass.

Dembele had a good performance, gave seven key passes (the most), completed three dribbles, created two big chances, won two tackles, won six duels and assisted the match winner. That was his 10th assist in the league this season.

Team statistics: 55% possession, 2.22 expected goals (xG), 19 total shots, two big chances, six shots on target, 496 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, two offsides, nine corners, four yellow cards.

Barca beat Galatasaray 2-1 on aggregate in the Round of 16. They played a goalless draw in the first leg and won 2-1 in the return leg. Marcao gave the Turkish team the lead, Pedri levelled the scoring, and Aubameyang scored the winner in the second half.

Barcelona team news: Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest and Ansu Fati are sidelined due to injuries, while Luuk de Jong is out due to Covid.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona H2H

This is going to be the first meeting between both teams.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona lineups and key players

Eintracht Frankfurt projected starting lineup:

  • Kevin Trapp
  • Obite Evan Ndicka
  • Martin Hinteregger
  • Tuta
  • Ansgar Knauff
  • Filip Kostic
  • Kristijan Jakic
  • Djibril Sow
  • Jesper Lindstrom
  • Daichi Kamada
  • Rafael Borre

Daichi Kamada is the key player to watch out for. He’s their top scorer in the Europa League with four goals. Kamada looks forward to getting on the scoresheet in this match. He scored the winner in the first leg of the round of 16 tie against Real Betis.

Barcelona projected starting lineup:

  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen
  • Jordi Alba
  • Eric Garcia
  • Gerard Pique
  • Ronald Araujo
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Frenkie de Jong
  • Pedri
  • Ferran Torres
  • Adama Traore
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the key player to watch out for. He has scored two goals in four games in the UEL for Barca. Aubameyang scored the winner against Galatasaray. He is a player that is expected to net goals in this game.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona predictions and betting tips

Barcelona are in top form heading into the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final. They are on a four-game winning streak. Eintracht Frankfurt are not in poor form but not in the best form either. Frankfurt have drawn four straight games even though they haven’t lost in seven games.

Based on current form, the Spanish side edges the German team in top stats. One thing to notice about Barca is that they have consistently beaten each of their opponents while playing away in the Europa League. Expecting a similar result in this game.

Predictions for this match are Asian Handicap (-0.5) on Barcelona and both teams to score (NO). Frankfurt have struggled to score in their last four games, with two goals and two goals conceded. I don’t see them scoring against Barca’s defence in this game. There might not be a wide margin in the scoreline but the chances of Barca winning by one or more goals is high.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-0.5) on Barcelona

Odds: 1.66 (-150 American; 2/3 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (No)

Odds: 2.10 (+110 American; 11/10 Fractional)

Soccer UEFA Europa League . Quarter-finals. Leg 1
Eintracht Frankfurt — Barcelona

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Both teams to score (No)