Will Frankfurt remain a can nightmare at home? Read our Frankfurt vs Red Bull Salzburg betting predictions & odds – Europa League 2020
For many couples, February 20th, 2020 is a perfect date to get married. For others, real love is only about football. Next Thursday we are looking forward to the duel between Eintracht Frankfurt and Red Bull Salzburg at the start of the Europa League knockout round, in which, according to the odds, the Hessians should have a better chance of winning the first leg.
Frankfurt vs Red Bull Salzburg Betting Predictions and Odds
In the metropolis on the Main, fans are hoping for the next magical night of their SBU, which caused a sensation last year and cleared a few heavyweights on the way to the semi-finals. The Austrian champion can also be described as a large caliber, although the current form of the Wals-Siezenheimer is a bit of concern for those responsible for coach Jesse Marsch.
The “Red Bulls” have only won one of their last five games in their home league and, as the table shows, have lost top position to Linz’s ASK. After the two key players Erling Haaland (BVB) and Takumi Minamino (Liverpool) left in the winter, the club that won more games in the Europa League (38) than any other club is still looking for a new hierarchy or a different one Identity.
At best, the Austrians should take advantage of this phase of finding the Austrians on Thursday evening and create a good starting position for the difficult second leg in the coming week.
Because the team of former Salzburg player Adi Hütter made a much more stable and agile impression than before the winter break, despite the clap in Dortmund (0: 4), the bet on home win is obvious between Frankfurt and Red Bull Salzburg.
Frankfurt – Statistics & current form
So far, the start of the new 2020 calendar year has been almost optimal for Frankfurt Eintracht. After ten points from the first four Bundesliga games after the winter break and the surprising progress in the DFB Cup against RB Leipzig, there was the first damper last Friday.
In the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, the eagle carriers got under the wheels at 0: 4 and could not even begin to confirm the strong performances from the previous weeks. In the end there was a deserved defeat, which stopped the last year’s Europa League semi-finalists’ chase for the time being.
Because the SBU already ranked eight points behind the European Cup places in tenth place after 22 games, it should be difficult to qualify for another year in international business through the Bundesliga.
“For me, the European Cup is just really starting. This group stage is nice and nice, you have your guaranteed games. But the knockout phase is the exciting thing ” – Fredi Bobic
Accordingly, the protected of coach Adi Hütter, especially in the Europa League and the DFB Cup, will do everything to get as far as possible.
Frankfurt only thanks to marksmen in the intermediate round
It is thanks to Arsenal FC that the red-black-whites were allowed to hibernate on the European stage at all, who played 2-2 on the last day of the group stage in Liège and thus ensured that Eintracht despite the embarrassing 2-3 home defeat against Vitoria Guimaraes ranked second in the final accounts.
Admittedly, the Hessen team from December 2019 can no longer be compared to the team from February 2020. Filip Kostic and colleagues appear more relaxed, fitter and more motivated, which is why another European fairy tale can definitely not be ruled out.
Next magical European Cup night in the Commerzbank Arena?
In addition, Eintracht can boast an excellent home record on an international level. In the Europa League, the Bundesliga club has celebrated 13 wins in 18 games (three draws, two losses). There were both bankruptcies in the current season (Arsenal, Vitoria). In the knockout phase of this competition, the kickers from the main metropolis are still undefeated (two wins, three draws).
Of course, the loss of the blocked defense chief Martin Hinteregger, who will not be allowed to play against his ex-club until next week, is particularly serious. While Russ, Fernandes and Torro are still missing injuries, there are even smaller question marks behind the Gacinovic and Dost appearances, which recently had to be shorter in training.
Probable lineup of Frankfurt:
↳ Trapp – Abrahm, Hasebe, Toure – Kostic, Rode, Ilsanker (Sow), Gacinovic, Chandler – Paciencia
↳ Coach: Hütter
Last games from Frankfurt:
⚽️ 02/14/2020 – Dortmund vs. Frankfurt 4: (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 07.02.2020 – Frankfurt vs. Augsburg 5-0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 04.02.2020 – Frankfurt vs. RB Leipzig 3: 1 (DFB Cup)
⚽️ 01.02.2020 – Düsseldorf vs. Frankfurt 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Frankfurt vs. RB Leipzig 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
Red Bull Salzburg – Statistics & current form
Before the winter break, many clubs usually aim to keep all top performers in the upcoming transfer window. In the case of Red Bull Salzburg, which has established itself as a training association over the past few years, this was virtually impossible.
Minamino and Haaland can hardly be replaced
With Takumi Minamino (Liverpool) and Erling Braut Haaland (Dortmund), the perhaps two most important players left the team and left a big gap that needs to be closed first. According to the first findings, this process is still ongoing.
The “Red Bulls” lost the first Bundesliga game after the winter break 2: 3 at home to Linz ASK, giving up the top three games before the end of the regular season. Across the year, the Wals-Siezenheim team has been without a win for the fourth time in the past five games, which is highly unusual for the national industry leader.
The legitimate question marks hidden behind the current form and performance are certainly one of the reasons why the odds between Frankfurt and Red Bull Salzburg unexpectedly turn out clearly in favor of the home side. After all, the team of coach Jesse Marsch fueled a lot of experience at the highest European level in autumn.
Salzburg as a regular in the Europa League
In the UEFA Champions League, the incumbent national champions scored a solid seven points in a group with defending champions Liverpool, Naples and Genk. However, it was not enough to make it to the round of 16, despite the fact that the “can club” not only annoyed the Klopp eleven twice, but was even on the verge of losing a point.
Because the CL comeback finally jumped out of third place after 25 years of abstinence, the red and whites relegated to the Europa League, where they can now participate for the ninth time (record!). In the round of the last 32, the “Red Bulls” are fighting for the seventh time for the seventh time. In three of the six cases so far, this has been achieved.
RBS last with four away losses in a row in the knockout phase
The fact that the Austrian title holder of the past six years has all lost their last four away games in the Europa League knockout phase should be a cause for concern. The last success dates from the 2017/2018 season, when they prevailed 2-1 in Dortmund. In general, German opponents RBS seem to be doing quite well, which is underscored by four wins and a draw in the recent five duels with clubs from the Federal Republic.
Antoine Bernede, Alexander Walke and Yabou Diarra are injured. Otherwise, the American coach Jesse Marsch can draw on unlimited resources. By the way, the offensive hopes rest on the only 21-year-old Patson Daka, who has already scored 14 goals in the Austrian Bundesliga and is well on the way to following in the footsteps of Erling Braut Haaland.
Probable lineup of Red Bull Salzburg:
↳ Stankovic – Ulmer, Wöber, Ramalho, Onguené, Farkas – Mwepu, Junuzovic, Okugawa – Daka, Hwang
↳ Coach: Marsch
Last Red Bull Salzburg matches:
⚽️ 02/14/2020 – Red Bull Salzburg vs. Lask 2: 3 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02/09/2020 – Amstetten vs. Red Bull Salzburg 0: 3 (cup)
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – Red Bull Salzburg vs. Gornik Zabrze 3: 0 (friendly game)
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – Red Bull Salzburg vs. Linz 6: 0 (friendly match)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Red Bull Salzburg vs. Zenit Saint Petersburg 6: 3 (friendly match)
Frankfurt vs Red Bull Salzburg Direct comparison
The connections between Eintracht Frankfurt and Red Bull Salzburg go far beyond the direct comparison.
Adi Hütter, for example, not only played for Wals-Siezenheimer (1993-2000) for seven years, but later also worked as a coach. In his only season in 2014/2015, he immediately led RBS to a double. SBU center-back Hinteregger also celebrated a total of three double wins with the Salzburgers, where he started his professional career. It is all the more disappointing that “Hinti” will be condemned to watch on Thursday night in the first leg due to a ban.
Adi Hütter once met Eintracht in the UEFA Cup
Incidentally, the clubs met twice on the international stage. In the quarter-finals of the 1993/1994 UEFA Cup, the home team won 1-0 in both the first and second leg, so the penalty shoot-out ultimately had to bring the decisions. The Austrians ultimately retained the upper hand, also thanks to the goal by Adi Hütter (1-0), and moved on to the next round.
Frankfurt vs Red Bull Salzburg Betting Odds and Predictions by PicksSoccer Tipsters
For the third time in this still young competitive year 2020, Eintracht Frankfurt will face an opponent from the Red Bull consortium. After Hessen had already beaten RB Leipzig in front of their home crowd in the Bundesliga and in the DFB Cup, the Austrian counterpart from Wals-Siezenheim is now to be brought to its knees in the Europa League.
In the first leg next Thursday, the betting odds between Frankfurt and Red Bull Salzburg are in favor of the home side, who have so far been able to win all three home games after the winter break. In the knockout phase of the Europa League, the Hessians in the Commerzbank Arena did not suffer any defeat at all.
⭐️ Frankfurt vs Red Bull Salzburg Betting odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔹 Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 1.53
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 2.50
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
🔸 Odds: 1.50
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
🔸 Odds: 2.50
On the other hand, with the Austrian subscription champion, there is a team that, after a long winter break, only started playing last week and immediately had to drop the table at the weekend due to a home loss to LASK. In addition, Minamino and Haaland, two absolute top performers, have left the marching squad.
In the past, the red-black-whites provided magical home nights in the European Cup. We believe that once again the Hütter-Elf has the advantages on its side. We therefore dare before the duel Frankfurt vs. Red Bull Salzburg made a tip on the home win.
For this, a 2.17 is offered at the top, which we allude to using seven units. But what do the betting odds actually mean?
Game: Frankfurt vs Red Bull Salzburg
Competition: Europa League
Date: Feb 20, 2020
Betting Prediction: 1
Stake: 7/10 units