Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal Match Info
Date: Thursday September 19 2019
Kick-off time: 5.55pm BST
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal Head-To-Head Record
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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal Stats
- Eintracht Frankfurt have played 15 previous matches against English teams in European competitions and won four, lost six and drawn five
- Eintracht are unbeaten in the latest five of those games
- Arsenal have contested 38 previous matches against German teams in European competitions and won 17, lost 15 and drawn six
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal Match Preview
Chelsea’s last two victims on their route to 2019 Europa League glory go head-to-head on match-day one of the group stage in this year’s competition – and Eintracht Frankfurt are backed to make a winning start.
The German club were edged out in a semi-final penalty shootout by Chelsea, who then travelled all the way to Baku for a London derby against Arsenal in which the Blues ran out 4-1 victors to lift the trophy in May.
Whereas Chelsea, having won the Europa League and also finished third in the Premier League, are sitting at the continent’s top table this term, these clubs are again having to make do with trying to win the secondary competition.
Firstly, they must navigate a group that also includes Standard Liege and Vitoria Guimaraes, so Thursday’s two protagonists in Frankfurt are the clear favourites to progress.
In terms of this season’s form, Eintracht have had to win through three Europa League qualifying ties, which they did reasonably comfortably, and their home results have been excellent with five wins out of five so far.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have collected only two points from their last three Premier League games and were architects of their own downfall as they blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 away to bottom club Watford on Sunday.
Gunners manager Unai Emery, never the most predictable in terms of his team selection, is likely to rotate his squad here, but his side simply look too shaky defensively at present and could be set to open their European campaign with a defeat.
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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Eintracht Frankfurt to win @ 11/5 with bet365
Eintracht Frankfurt to score first @ 23/20 with Coral