Barcelona will be out to make an amendment this time around, following their numerous missed chances last week against Eintracht Frankfurt when they welcome the German team to Camp Nou for the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final on Thursday evening.
Barcelona fought back to secure a 1-1 draw in the opening leg of the clash at the Deutsche Bank Park last week.
The Camp Nou team will be without six first-team players for the clash against Eintracht Frankfurt, the likes of Dani Alves, Memphis Depay, Sergino Dest, Ansu Fati, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti will all miss the match due to injuries.
The German team will be without goalkeeper Diant Ramaj, he is sidelined due to an injury and Brazilian defender Tuta will sit out for the clash, he was shown a red card in their previous meeting so he is expected to be suspended for this clash.
HEAD TO HEAD
The first leg meeting ended in a stalemate, the winner of this clash will have a head to head advantage over the other team, the second leg clash will mark Frankfurt’s first-ever trip to Camp Nou for a competitive clash.
The Blaugrana has been in great form since Xavi Hernandez took over from Ronald Koeman, Barcelona remained unbeaten in their 15 matches across all competitions.
in their last match against Getafe in the La Liga, the Catalan team was on the verge of dropping off some point but a stoppage-time goal from Luuk De Jong ensured they grabbed all the three points.
The German team is not in the best of form at the moment, they are yet to record a win in their last five games following a defeat and four draws including the last week’s draw against Barcelona.
Frankfurt has been labelled draw specialist before the 2-1 defeat against Freiburg in the Bundesliga.
Manager Oliver Granser will be worried about these stats ahead of the visit to Camp Nou.
Ter Stegen, Araujo, Lenglet, Garcia, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, F. De Jong, Dembele, Aubameyang, Torres.
Trapp, Hasebe, Hinteregger, Ndicka, Knauff, Rode, Jakic, Kostic, Lindstrom, Kamada, Borre.
Barcelona 3-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Barcelona at the moment is in great form and playing at the Camp Nou is an extra motivation for the Blaugrana, they should be able to set a date with the winner of the West Ham United vs Lyon tie in the semi-finals.
Our experts at Moniebet.com go for a Barcelona win, that’s a great deal for the punters.