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FC Basel vs Eintracht Frankfurt UEFA Europa League Match Prediction

FC Basel and Eintracht Frankfurt face off each other in the Round of 16 ties of 2nd leg in UEFA Europa League 2019-2020. 

Team preview 

FC Basel 

Basel stands under Group A and has succeeded in four matches out of six. In the previous first-leg match, Basel defeated Frankfurt by 3-0. In the Swiss Super League 2019-20, the 20-times Swiss champions Basel finished 3rd in the table. The Swiss club is moving towards to their first-time quarter-final entry in Europa Lague after 2013-14. Marcel Koller's side is coming off with a winning streak of six-games at the domestic league. 

Eintracht Frankfurt 

Eintracht Frankfurt makes their trip to Switzerland to face Basel in the 2nd leg after losing the 1st leg encounter by 3-0. Frankfurt comes under Group F in Europa League and appeared in three victories and three losses. They also had a disappointing campaign at Bundesliga after finishing 9th in the table. Adi Hutter’s task to overturn the first leg defeat at Jackob-Park would be a difficult one.

Team News & Lineups 

Basel 

Goalkeeper Jonas Omlin is expected to sit out due to a hamstring issue. Basel are playing in 2nd leg without Ramires, Luca Zuffi, and Afimico Pululu due to the injury issue. 

Lineup: Nikolic; Widmer, Comert, Alderete, Riveros; Xhaka, Frei; Stocker, Campo, Petretta; Cabral

Europa League form: W L W W W W

Frankfurt 

The defender Makoto Hasebe recently undergoing knee surgery and expected to be part of the eleven. Djibril Sow is suspended after picking up his third yellow card in the first-leg game.

Lineup: Trapp; Abraham, Hasebe, Hinteregger; Costa, Rode, Ilsanker, Kostic; Kamada; Silva, Dost 

Europa League form: L W L W D L

Key Players 

FC Basel

Fabian Frei (midfield): 4 goals 

Kevin Bua (forward): 3 goals 

Eintracht Frankfurt

Daichi Kamada (midfield): 6 goals 

Filip Kostic (forward): 2 goals 

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