Five days before their Europa League semifinal against West Ham, Eintracht Frankfurt opposes Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga. Our sportsbook offers live wagering on the top European soccer leagues.
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Eintracht Frankfurt Have Steadily Faded
For two weeks in a row, we faded Eintracht and we cashed both times. Why? There’s no chance for them making it to the European competitions via the Bundesliga table, hence they have all their eggs in the Europa League basket. Remember, two weeks ago we took Freiburg PK and last weekend we went with Union Berlin ML against Eintracht, with both picks at plus money.
A UEL last-four tie with West Ham United awaits. Frankfurt won’t turn their attention to the domestic league action after a four-game setback has left them in 10th place, eight points behind Union and six points adrift of Hoffenheim, in sixth and eighth places, respectively. Many of their challengers are in action in the next few days, so the task at hand could be even more difficult as kick-off approaches at Deutsche Bank Park.
Just two wins in their last nine Bundesliga fixtures are the reason, with a 2-0 defeat at Union significantly damaging chances. Oliver Glasner is expected to use his best starters, then take some out in the second half. He’s also expected to impose a slow approach to not risk injuries ahead of next Thursday’s clash against West Ham. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it… We will continue to fade Eintracht, and not include them in our Soccer picks and parlays. It’s not because they aren’t good, but because they don’t care.
Hoffenheim’s Poor Form
The games against Bayern Munich always affect the top teams in the league, and after playing the Bavarian giants, all other top sides-including Leverkusen, Dortmund and Hoffenheim-went through a rough period with many dropped points.
A few weeks ago, Hoffenheim were fighting for a top-four finish. They played Bayern to a 1-1 draw, but what came next was unreal. Three defeats in a row, while conceding and scoring just one. The negative trend was stopped with a goalless draw against bottom-side Greuther Furth. It wasn’t a good result, but still they managed not to lose what would’ve been a fourth game in a row. It was just the second time all season Hoffenheim didn’t score.
They’re one of the most exciting teams in the league, and before this bad month, scored their share of goals, and then some. They’re still fighting for the European spots, just two points behind sixth-placed Union Berlin, So, It’s a game Hoffenheim has to win. Sebastian Hoeness’s side is expected to end their losing streak here on the road against Eintracht. The German coach has no injury issues, so we’re expecting the team to play very offensively, using an all-in approach. If you’re betting online, understand the circumstances and how crucial it is that a team approaches a European semifinal with no injuries.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim Head-to-Head
Hoffenheim managed to win the reverse fixture, 3-2, at home, but failed to produce the same performance in the previous six encounters against Eintracht Frankfurt. They lost all six, but scored in five of them. Eintracht are one of the worst home teams in the German top-flight league this season, winning just four of 15 games while scoring just 17 goals. In fact, There’s a negative goal difference, scoring 40 while conceding 42. We’ve seen both teams score, at least three goals on the scoresheet in six of the last seven meetings between the two sides.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim Game Information
- Game: Eintracht Frankfurt (10-9-11) vs Hoffenheim (13-6-11)
- Location: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, DE
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 23th. 9:30 a.m. ET
- Eintracht Frankfurt vs HoffenheimLive stream: fubo.tv
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim Betting Lines
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim Predictions
As expected, the hosts enter this clash as slight favorites, priced at +145 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. The goal line is set at three,
It’s difficult, since both sides are so evenly matched, but with Frankfurt’s European commitments, we’re opposing them once again. It’s tough to back a team with no wins in the last five Bundesliga games, but that streak should end here.
Eintracht will try to keep it clean and have an easy match, with no injury concerns, if possible. Hoffenheim will give their soul, because they know if they don’t return home with the three points, they can say good-bye to the European competitions. In terms of goals, we should go with the overs if we follow the trend, but we expect a cagey match, with less than three goals, so we avoid that market.