Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal
Europa League, Europe
Date: Thursday, 19th September 2019
Kick off at: 17.55 UK Time
Venue: Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
Last year’s finalist, Arsenal, are looking to start their Europa League campaign in the best possible way. Unai Emery’s side will be hoping to pick up three points despite having a tough encounter against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare for their upcoming Europa League clash. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be preparing to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 3-4-1-2
Probable Lineups: Trapp(g); Abraham, Hasebe, Hinteregger(def);Da Costa, Rode, Kohr, Kostic(mid);Kamada(att mid);A. Silva, Dost (att)
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Leno(g);Chambers, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac(def);Torreira, Xhaka, Willock(mid);Pepe, Martinelli, Aubameyang(att)
Before heading into this midweek Europa League clash both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches):LLWWL
Die Adler haven’t actually been getting the best of results in this early days of their new season. In their last five matches, Adi Hutter’s men only managed to pick up two wins and three defeats.
Eintracht also suffered a defeat on their most recent league fixture, getting beaten 2-1 by Augsburg. Nevertheless, the home team will be hoping that their strong support can aid them in taking down Gunners.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWLDD
After picking two wins in their premier league start, Gunners have struggle to win in their last three fixtures. Emery’s side latest result was a disappointing away draw against Watford last Sunday.
That negative result might be affecting Arsenal players confidence ahead of their travel to Frankfurt. However, Emery’s expertise in the tournament might still provide solution for Gunners to get back into winning ways.
Hutter’s side will not be missing to many important names for this midweek encounter. Russ is the only one who could be absent, while Gacinovic’s condition remain a mystery for now.
Having lost their main front three last season, Die Adler are trying to set up a new trio. Andre Silva and Dost will be the duo up front with Kamada supposedly sitting behind to support the previous two.
Emery are still reluctant to call up some of his players who have just recovered from injuries this midweek. That’s why Gunners still will be without Bellerin and Tierney for Thursday match.
However, Rob Holding is back with the squad and could very well start along with Calum Chambers. Meanwhile, with Lacazette still out due to injury, Aubameyang remain The Gunners main figure up front.
Head to Head Records:
The two teams doesn’t have any prior meetings record before this upcoming encounter on Thursday.
Having to reshape their attacking force, Eintracht might need a bit of time in getting everything thick. Hutter is hoping that his team can start to find more chemistry against Arsenal.
The Gunners themselves are not in a good form recently and will be looking to regain their confidence. This tie could go either way, notably since neither teams are currently at their best.
Final Score: 1-1