Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more￼
This Wednesday night will bring a rather interesting and unusual matchup, as the winners of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League will clash to find out who is deserving of lifting the Super Cup. At first glance, one might conclude that the Spaniards will certainly clinch another trophy with ease as the gap in class and quality seems really huge. But rest assured, the Eintracht daring boys are in for a fierce fight, they refuse to accept authority and plan to put up a serious fight. The Germans have proved more than once that they are capable of dazzling even the biggest clubs.
Be sure to stock up on some snacks while Parimatchnews will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.
Real Madrid News & Current Form:
Real Madrid are enjoying glorious times. At the end of last season, the Los Blancos have done a magnificent job of expanding their trophy collection, first winning the Spanish Super Cup, then winning the national championship by a huge margin, and the сulmination of the 21/23 campaign was the victory in the Champions League – their fourteenth in the cabinet, thus settin another new record. It all comes on contrast of the decline of their main rival, FC Barcelona, which for the Madritistas is the cherry on the cake.
Karim Benzema, who has a 99% chance of winning France Football’s Ballon d’Or, has played a huge part in these triumphs. And many of the other players from the Old Guard continue to play remarkably well, although the management are slowly thinking about the future.
There is a definite rethinking and purging of the squad taking place at the club. The main goal is to get rid of irrelevant players, so at the moment Bale, Marcelo, Isco, Jovic, Mayoral, Kubo, Gutiérrez and Chust have left. All of them have not played any significant role in Papa Carlo’s team during last seasons. The deal with Fiorentina appears to be illustrative because of its structure: the atacker for whom Los Blancos paid as much as €63.00m was offered for free to the Italians, but the deal includes an interesting 50% sell-on clause. This is what it takes to get rid of loss-making assets.
At the same time, there is a focus on extending the contracts with young and promising talents, on keeping the leaders, and also on selective reinforcement of certain positions.
The club have lured in Antonio Rüdiger, who proved his ability at Chelsea, whilst Aurélien Tchouameni has been brought in from AS Monaco as a feature core of midfield. Things have not gone well with Kylian Mbappe, as we know. Now, one of the biggest headaches remains in question who will replace 34 years old Benzema.
Talking about off-season, Carlo Ancelotti’s men only played three friendlies in the summer to get as much rest as possible before a hectic season. In those, they lost 0-1 to Barcelona, drew 2-2 with Mexico City and won 2-0 against Juventus.
Eintracht Frankfurt News & Current Form:
As for Eintracht, last season could be described as one of their best in recent memory. Today in the Bundesliga, the hope of winning the title is a futile matter, something that Borussia Dortmund are well aware of. Die Borussen, being a much bigger and richer club in comparison to Die Adler, have been attempting to compete with Bayern Munich year after year without any significant success, the Red Hegemons are too strong – for the 10th consecutive year they have celebrated success in the German league.
The best thing that could have been imagined for the Slipper Kickers was to win the Eurocup. And Oliver Glasner’s side, despite their underdog status, managed to snath the silveware, beating Glazgo Rangers 2-1 in the penalty shoot-out of the Europa League the final. This international trophy became the second for the Red-Blacks, following the UEFA Cup back in 1980. Now, thanks to this triumph, Eintracht will have the opportunity to participate in the Champions League, and UEL prize money will certainly be instrumental for certain options on the transfer market.
Unlike the Spaniards, the season has already begun for the club from Eintraht after 4 frenlies. First, the Frankfurt side knocked out Magdeburg in 1/32 of the German Cup (a 4-0 win), but in the opening round of the Bundesliga, Glasner’s men suffered a crushing 6-1 fiasco at the hands of the same Bayern. Yes, the German Machine have performed superbly, but it should be understood that the Frankfurters, well aware of the importance of the upcoming match against the Spaniards, were forced to play in an energy-saving mode. Why waste energy and risk losing any key players before a match where you can possibly win another trophy. And for such humble teams, any trophy is worth its weight in gold.
Real Madrid pre-season form guide: L-D-W
Eintracht Frankfurt form guide (all competitions): D-W-W-W-L
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt Head-To-Head Record:
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The clubs have met twice in their history: the first took place in the final of the Champions Cup in 1959/60, when the Club of Madrid thrashed their opponents from Frankfurt 7-3; the second occasion came in a friendly in 2008, ending 1-1.
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt Predicted XI:
Real Madrid possible starting lineup (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Eintracht Frankfurt possible starting lineup (3-4-3): Trapp; Toure, Ndicka, Tuta; Knauff, Sow, Rode, Lenz; Gotze, Kamada; Borre.
Statistical preview of the match:
- In each of the last 7 cup matches, the participants have exchanged goals.
- Real Madrid have won the UEFA Super Cup four times (2002, 2014, 2016, 2017) and lost three times (1998, 2000, 2018).
- Eintracht have not lost to a Spanish club since 1969, with 10 such matches since then.
- There have been over 1.5 goals scored in 12 of the last 13 Eintracht Frankfurt away games.
- Eintracht Frankfurt have managed to scoree in 8 of the last 9 away games.
What has been said before the match:
Carlo Ancelotti, the Real Madrid gaffer:
“Last year Eintracht achieved something special because they weren’t among the favourites. They played great games, winning against Barcelona at Camp Nou by playing a counterattacking style of football. They’re a team that will definitely cause problems. Thanks to the strengths we both have, it will be a very good game.”
Oliver Glasner, the Frankfurt gaffer:
“We’re all very much looking forward to facing them. I don’t see it as a head to head with Carlo Ancelotti but rather with Real Madrid, one of the greatest and most illustrious clubs in the history of football. We want to prepare so that we have every chance of winning the match.”
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction:
The Madrid side, being the reigning Champions League winners, appear to be clear favourites. As for the Germans, the impression after their first match in the Bundesliga is deceptive. The match against Bayern allowed Glasner to “adjust” certain aspects before the important match, which, coupled with the сertain tonus and courageous style of play, will prove beneficial to the Frankfurt side, although the Spaniards still have more skill and experience.
It is unlikely that Die Adler will be passive in their encounter with Real Madrid, despite the strength of the Spanish attacking line – they afraid no one. A UEFA Super Cup match has always been a big spectacle, with Madrid also playing a traditionally cheerful and energetic game, so we can expect a goal feast from the encounter between the Los Blancos and the Eagles.
After all, Eintracht were those who beat other Spanish giants not so long ago. In two duels against Barcelona they saw an aggragate score of 4-3 (1-1, 3-2). Moreover, the score was 0-3 until the 90th minute in the second game. So, the Germans already know how to crack the expensive defensive lines of the top names in the Primera Division even more than once in a game.
Parimatch News staff prediction:
We say: both teams to score and the match total over 2.5 – Yes.