Europa League brings two very interesting matchups in the semifinals, and for some, this competition is even more exciting than the Champions League. Eintracht hosts West Ham and has a 2-1 lead from the opening leg. On the other side, Glasgow Rangers come back home with an active result following the trip to Leipzig, 0-1, and have high hopes of eliminating RB.
Eintracht Frankfurt VS West Ham
The Eagles did a wonderful job in England, withstanding the hosts’ pressure and beating them in front of their own crowd, which isn’t easy at all this season. Though, that doesn’t have to mean anything, as we saw the Hammers surprising everyone when needed, for example, they’ve trashed Lyon 0-3 in France.
The thing for the Hammers is that they have three losses in a row, four games without a win, which is very bad for the morale of the team. In the last nine games away from home, this unit posted just a single victory, and that was in Lyon. Apart from that, they had six defeats and one draw. Pretty slim record for a trophy contender.
Eintracht delivers mixed results, and they, too, aren’t impressive lately. In the past 10 events, this unit won twice, lost three times, and had five draws. But check this out. The Eagles are without a win in the recent six matches at home, having five draws and one defeat, which is even more astonishing.
Our pick for this event would be moderate efficiency, meaning 2 or 3 goals. That is something that is most frequent in either side’s results.
Pick: 2 or 3 goals at 19/20 BetXchange
Glasgow Rangers VS RB Leipzig
The Bulls luckily won the opening clash, as they scored five minutes before the end, finally breaking the stubborn defense of the Scottish team. RB isn’t very confident at home, and the majority of their events at Red Bull Arena include struggling because this team doesn’t know how to break teams who are defending.
But when talking about the games against the units who love to attack, the situation is different due to RB’s incredibly fast counterattack. By the way, this Monday’s loss in Monchengladbach was the first one after nine straight wins on the road.
Regarding the Gers, they are one very physical team, who isn’t very gifted in terms of talent, but has a raw power that often breaks the rivals. When playing at home, the crowd creates an incredible atmosphere, and even the teams who have more quality than the Rangers often lay down their weapon.
The Gers have only lost twice at home in the past 20 games, and six of the last seven were with over 2.5 goals, five with both teams netting. The big problem for this unit are injuries, with several of their big-time contributors being out, like Alfredo Morelos, who is injured and ruled out for the season.
In our opinion, the best pick here would be a double chance, RB or Draw, because this team significantly plays better on the road than at home, and the Gers’ need to attack and chase the result will leave enough space in the back for the Bulls pacey forwards.
Pick: Draw or RB 11/20 at BetXchange