Inter Milan vs Eintracht Frankfurt Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News


Inter Milan vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Europa League, Europe
Date: Thursday, 14th March 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 GMT
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy

Getting a 0-0 scoreline in the first leg both Inter Milan and Eintracht Frankfurt have everything to play for this midweek. Playing in the Europa League round of 16 second leg clash both sides are determined to get a win.

Inter Milan vs Eintracht Frankfurt Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for a potentially thrilling Europa League second leg clash on Thursday.  Let’s take a deeper look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to get the all important win.

Inter Milan

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Handanovic(g)D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Cedric(def);Vecino, Brozovic(mid);Politano, Valero, Candreva(att mid);Perisic(att)

Eintracht Frankfurt

Expected Formation: 3-4-3

Probable Lineups: Trapp(g)Hinteregger, Abraham, N’Dicka(def)Da Costa, Rode, Hasebe, Kostic(mid);Rebic, Haller, Jovic(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this midweek UCL second leg battle, both teams have already been involved in several other matches. Let’s check out the results that they have been getting recently to have a clear idea about their current form.

Inter Milan

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WDWWW

I Nerazzurri have been getting mix as they picked up two wins, two draws and one defeat in their last five matches. Inter did won their latest fixture though defeating struggling SPAL 2-0 at San Siro this past weekend.

That win might give Inter that needed confidence ahead of their midweek Europa League clash. Luciano Spaletti’s side must get a win to get them through into the next round.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWWDW

Eintracht have been in an excellent form recently, winning four out of their last five fixtures. Die Adler recently coming to Milan with a confident mood, especially with their weekend victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Playing away from home won’t scare off Adi Hutter’s side as their current form suggest they’re capable of winning anywhere. The Bundesliga might not even need to win in getting through as any draw with goals should do it.

Team News

Inter Milan

Spaletti has some tinkering to do ahead of the midweek tie as there’s some unavailable players for Inter. Kwadwo Asamoah and Lautaro Martinez are both out due to suspension.

Mauro Icardi’s situation remain uncertain, while Radja Nainggolan is set to be absent too due to injury. This situation could force Spalletti to convert Ivan Perisic as center forward to lead Nerazzurris front line.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Die Adler also have their injury issues with Timothy Chandler confirmed to be out while Ante Rebic is still doubtful. Gelson Fernandes set to be unavailable also this midweek because of suspension.

Luka Jovic along with Sebastian Haller set to lead the front line for Eintracht in Milan. Should Rebic get the green light, he will most likely complete Hutter’s dangerous attacking trio.

Head to Head Records:

Their first leg encounter in Germany, which ended goalless, was both Inter and Eintracht’s only meeting in official competition.

Match Prediction

The 0-0 score line from the first leg will be a very tricky situation for both teams, especially Inter. Playing at home might not give Nerazzurri much advantage, especially since Eintracht do have good goal scoring record away from home.

The Bundesliga outfit themselves will certainly not lacky any confidence to take on Nerazzurri on Thursday. This tie could really go either way and might not need any winner to settle things.

Final Score : 1-1