20:00 Wednesday

Real Madrid vs Frankfurt Stats

  • Real Madrid won’t be fully match fit but are still the better side
  • Los Blancos are undefeated in their last 11 matches against German clubs
  • Eintracht Frankfurt have lost just two of their last 12 against Spanish sides in European competitions

 

Betting Tip: BTTS

The winners of last season's Champions League Real Madrid go head-to-head with winners of the Europa League, Eintracht Frankfurt.

This should be an entertaining game given that the German outfit have already begun their new domestic season, meanwhile, Real Madrid have played just three friendlies since they defeated Liverpool in the final.

Both sides are going to give chances to the opposition. Real Madrid, despite using their experience to win last season's competition, are still quite vulnerable defensively. Had teams, particularly Manchester City, been more clinical against them last season, the Spanish outfit may not be playing here.

Eintracht were humbled 6-1 by Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga curtain-raiser and they will be wary of receiving another hammering. However, they stunned Barcelona across two legs on their way to the final of the Europa League and they’re not phased by a big occasion. Frankfurt have plenty of weapons available to hurt Real Madrid and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them punish any potential rustiness from ‘Los Blancos’.

BTTS - 1pt @ 4/5

Betting Tip: Real Madrid -1.5 Asian Handicap

Eintracht Frankfurt were absolutely thumped by Bayern Munich on the opening day and It was difficult to tell if that was due to a lack of match sharpness, a hangover from their exploits the previous season or if Bayern were simply just far too good across the park.

One thing that was noticeable though, was how Bayern Munich were able to pull Eintracht apart and players such as Sadio Mane and Serge Gnabry will be wishing all of their games were that easy. Their pace, trickery and cunning saw them be a constant danger and I think Oliver Glasner’s side will be up against more of the same here.

Vinicius Junior was a standout on the way to the Champions League title as he consistently caused problems for opponents with his pace and power. I worry for the German outfit in that I feel their defence may not be able to handle the movement or general fluidity of Real Madrid.

Bayern Munich were able to capitalise and punish any defensive errors or gaps and with Karim Benzemakeen to get off the mark this season, another heavy defeat could be on the cards for Eintracht Frankfurt.

I’ll take Real Madrid to cover a -1.5 handicap for another point.

Real Madrid -1.5 Asian Handicap - 1pt @ 13/10