On an equal footing, Internazionale and Eintracht Frankfurt are defining on Thursday, March 14, who survive in the title fight of the 2018/2019 Europa League. The match, which is part of the schedule for the return round of the last 16, will be held at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan. The start is scheduled for 17h (Brasília time).The duel was the only one that remained in the goalless draw in the first leg. In this way, the winner will advance to the quarterfinals. In case of equality with goals, the criterion of the goal scored away from home will benefit the Germans. Repetition of the scoreless score promotes a 30-minute extension in which the qualified goal is also used as a tiebreaker. Only in case of a goalless draw in extra time will there be decision through penalties charges. For the definition of the crosses of the quarterfinals the Uefa, entity that organizes the competition, will make a new draw, without there being any direction in the confrontations.
It could be a defining week for Inter Milan and their coach Luciano Spalletti. Next weekend is part two of the Derby della Madonnina against AC Milan but before that, the Italian giants will attempt to progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League as they host Eintracht Frankfurt at the San Siro. Last week’s goalless draw in Germany was the first time the two clubs had ever met in European competition and the tie is finely balanced ahead of Thursday’s return. Inter warmed up with a fairly routine 2-0 win over SPAL on Sunday and will start as favourites to go into this week’s quarter-final draw.
Having Spal as a sparring partner on Sunday, March 10, in a match for the twenty-seventh round of the 2018/2019 Italian League, the Milanese team managed to make their attack work and won 2-0.
They reached the 50 points (15 wins, five draws and seven losses), remaining in the fourth position of the Italian Serie A. It is the last position to award, through the tournament, a place in the 2019/2020 edition of the Champions League. The advantage over Roma, fifth placed, is three points.As host, Inter has the same scoring standard. Also in this aspect the team figures as fourth best of the Italian Championship. Of the 39 points that disputed like column one, it had 29 (nine wins, two draws and two defeats). Scored 21 goals and suffered only six It’s the least leveled home defense of Serie A.For the meeting on Thursday a surprise is expected in relation to striker Mauro Icardi, who has been away from the team since the first game against Rapid Vienna in Austria in the opening round of the Europa League. He refused to travel after being captained by coach Luciano Spalletti after disagreements with his colleagues. Then he was dismissed by the coach. Finally, listed as bruised.After seven matches of ‘litigation’ and with the team in need of victory, the moment would be ideal for healing your injury and peace with colleagues and coaches. However, there is still no official information in this regard. The definitive absence of the match is from defender Sime Vrsaljko, injured.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s commitment to the German Championship was scheduled for Monday, March 11. The team finished the twenty-fifth round of the 2018/2019 Bundesliga season with a quiet 3-0 win against Fortuna Dusseldorf at their rivals’ home.He extended his unbeaten run to 11 matches (five wins and six draws). Still not lost in 2019. Also maintained fifth place in the leaderboard. He has 43 points (12 wins, seven draws and six losses). It would be enough to get him to play the Europa League again in 2019/2020.However, you have a chance to upgrade. The difference for Borussia Monchengladbah, fourth placed that closes the zone of classification for Champions League is three points. However, it also faces threats. Wolfsburg, seventh and first out of the international tournament qualifying squad is four points behind with nine games remaining.Your visitor performance figures are even better. In that ranking, Frankfurt is the third best in the Bundesliga. Of the 39 points he has played away from home, he has won 22 (six wins, four draws and three losses) having scored 23 goals and conceded 14.The problems of injury to the game of this Thursday are by the defender David Abraham; the midfielder Lucas Torro; and striker Ante Rebic.
History of the matches Inter Milan vs Eintracht Frankfurt
The teams made just one match before having their paths crossed in the round of 16 of the 2018/2019 Europa League season. It was a friendly in 2014 that ended with the win of the Germans by 3 to 1.
The Nerazzurri has met German opposition in Europe on 38 occasions and has won 16 of these meetings and lost 13. The Italian giants have won this competition three times, but it remains to be seen how costly Marcelo Brozovic’s (who is injured for the return) penalty miss in the first-leg will be in the overall picture in this tie. With no away goal to bring back to the San Siro, Spalletti knows his side has no room for error but he will be heartened by the fact that Inter has won 15 of the 20 games they have played after drawing the first-leg, and that they are unbeaten in their last six European home matches. Inter has only ever lost three home ties out of the 17 they have played in this competition. The Mauro Icardi soap opera continues however, and it’s unlikely that the Argentine will play any part in Thursday’s encounter despite his current replacement, Lautaro Martinez missing this one through suspension; his future now looks likely to be away from Appiano Gentile.
The visitors have been held to a home draw in the first leg of a UEFA tie three times and have lost all three on aggregate, twice going down 1-0 away after goalless first legs. In eight previous ties against Italian clubs, Frankfurt has won four and lost two. Coach Adi Hutter saw his side top their qualification group with maximum points to get into the round of 16 of this completion for the very first time. They are also joint top-scorers in this season’s competition with 23 and they became the first German side to win all six of their group stage matches. Top scorer Luka Jovic has six goals in this competition and is currently just one behind joint top scorers Munas Dabbur of Salzburg and Wissam Ben Yedder of Sevilla.
Football Prediction of the Day Internazionale vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Internazionale showed higher quality peaks than Frankfurt over the course of the season, but it fluctuated much more than the Germans. Eintracht, on the other hand, after a turbulent start of the season, managed to stabilize. Thus, the prognosis in the equality ends up being good option of guess for the confrontation of this Thursday by the return round of the eighth of end of Liga Europa edition 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Internazionale wins