Strasbourg vs Eintracht Frankfurt for the Europa League qualification match on Thursday at La Meinau Stadium.
The Strasbourg team comes to this match for the 1st leg of this round of the last group stage qualifying for this new edition of the Europa League, having the opportunity to play in front their fans and thus have extra motivation for a qualifying round that has a considerable level of difficulty.
It’s the first participation of the French team in European competition for about 15 years. To reach this round the team left Maccabi Haifa (4-2 win) and Lokomotiv Plovdiv (2-0 aggregate win).
Eintracht Frankfurt’s away team enters another round of these group stage qualifying rounds of the second UEFA club competition looking to overcome another round, having already played two rounds, where the German team managed to eliminate Flora. (4-2 aggregate win) and Vaduz (with a 6-0 win).
The team is having an excellent start to the new season, where they have won all of their six games. Until now.
Although we have to keep in mind that these two teams usually have positive football as they place many men in the latter areas of the offensive with clearly more offensive than defensive football, I think this match may have a lower number of goals scored given the fact that it is the first half of the tie, and things will probably only be resolved by next week’s match, where the odds of over are likely to increase considerably.