Shakhtar Donetsk vs Eintracht Frankfurt Match Info
Date: Thursday February 14 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm
Venue: Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Eintracht Frankfurt Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
October 1 1980: Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
September 17 1980: Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Eintracht Frankfurt Stats
- Shakhtar Donetsk have drawn all of their last six home matches against German clubs in European competitions
- The three times they hosted German opposition before that, Shakhtar won twice and lost the other
- Eintracht Frankfurt have lost all of their three away matches against Ukrainian teams in UEFA competitions by a one-goal margin
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Eintracht Frankfurt Match Preview
Shakhtar Donetsk have done nothing but draw at home to German rivals since 2005, but they are backed to win this time against Eintracht Frankfurt who have a poor record in the Ukraine.
Still playing home matches in Kharkiv due to the conflict in their part of the country, Shakhtar dropped into the Europa League this season after finishing third in their Champions League group behind Manchester City and Lyon.
They have not played competitively for two months due to the winter break in the Ukraine, but Paulo Fonseca’s side have kept themselves busy since the third week of January with a series of friendly matches.
Eintracht Frankfurt, meanwhile, enjoyed a perfect Europa League group-stage campaign with six wins out of six, outshining Lazio and also Marseille whose results were simply dreadful.
Adi Hutter’s side have drawn their last three games in the Bundesliga, but the only one of those at home was against leaders Borussia Dortmund and they can continue to be pleased with the season they are having.
Clearly a very useful side, Eintracht are favourites with most bookmakers to qualify from this tie, but they have lost on their three previous visits to the Ukraine and only Manchester City have got the better of Shakhtar at home since last April.
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