Eintracht Frankfurt vs Aberdeen odds and betting statistics
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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Aberdeen match preview
On paper, this should be a complete miss-match, but is that how it’ll transpire on the pitch?
Well..... almost certainly yes.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s recent European record is very impressive, winning the Europa League in 2022, before reaching last season’s Champions League knockout stages.
Given that, die Adler have to be one of the favourites to win this competition, very much expected to cruise through this group.
On the flip side, Aberdeen are competing in a first UEFA group stage for 16 years, following last season’s third place finish in the Scottish Premiership.
This saw the Dons enter in the Europa League play-off round, where they were ousted by Allsvenskan champions BK Häcken, managing to draw 2-2 in Göteborg, only to then be beaten 3-1 at Pittodrie.
At the same time, Frankfurt were involved in the Europa Conference League play-offs, overcoming Levski Sofia, with Jessic Ngankam and Ellyes Skhiri both on target in the second leg.
Overall, Dino Toppmöller is still yet to taste defeat since taking over as manager, although each of their last three Bundesliga matches have ended all square, most-recently drawing 1-1 at VfL Bochum on Saturday.
This though is significantly better than the Dons’ form, as Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Hearts leaves Barry Robson’s side second bottom of the Scottish Premiership, still yet to pick up a victory.
In short, a very emphatic home win is likely to be on the cards at Deutsche Bank Park.
Eintracht Frankfurt team news
Frankfurt no longer have talisman Randal Kolo Muani, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on deadline day, although they did receive €95 million in return.
Mario Götze therefore is the most recognisable face in this team, almost a decade on from his winning goal in the World Cup Final.
Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp as well as Tuta, Ansgar Knauff and captain Sebastian Rode are the only survivors who started the 2022 Europa League Final victory over Rangers.
Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Trapp; Tuta, Koch, Smolčić; Buta, Larsson, Skhiri, Max; Götze, Dina Ebimbe, Ngankam.
Aberdeen team news
Duk and Bojan Miovski will continue to lead the Dons’ line; if anyone is going to score for them in this, it’s likely to be one of those two.
Captain Graeme Shinnie will make his 21st appearance in UEFA competition for the club, but this’ll be his first in a group stage.
Predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Roos; Gartenmann, Rubežić, Jensen; Devlin, Shinnie, McGrath, McGarry; Clarkson; Duk, Miovski.