The Conference League 1/16 finals matchup between Eintracht and Union St. Gilloise is the most intriguing. Each club plays excellent soccer, scores often, and finishes at the top of their respective leagues. Even the first game, which ended with a score of 2-2, was thrilling. In the rematch, what can we anticipate? Let’s attempt to cover all the bases to make the most accurate forecast possible.

The German club Eintracht has lost two games in a row, drawing one at home and losing the other against Cologne (0-2). But that didn’t stop Eintracht from playing their finest game in the first encounter against Union: The Eagles were impressive in Belgium, particularly in the first half when they led 2-0 at halftime and had several scoring opportunities.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Frankfurt to win: ⚽2.02 at Bet9ja
Both teams to score: 🥅1.75 at 1xbet
Over 3.5 goals: ✅3.20 at Sportybet

Frankfurt and Union Saint-Gilloise: Previous Games

The Europa Conference League match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Union Saint-Gilloise will take place at Deutsche Bank Park in Germany for the second leg after a dramatic 2:2 draw in Belgium.

In recent seasons, Eintracht Frankfurt has been consistently strong in the Bundesliga, finishing in the top half of the league three times in the previous five years and even taking home the Europa League trophy in 2021–22. With 33 points after 22 rounds of the domestic league, the Eagles are now in sixth place, just around the European berths. Given that the Eagles had lost their past four games and did not have a particularly tough schedule, this Eagles-ECL match comes at the wrong time for them.

After Tony Bloom took over as owner, Union Saint-Gilloise became one of Belgium’s top clubs. They were in a great position to win the championship the previous season, but they lost to Clube Brugge in the penultimate round and missed out by one point. As of this writing, they have accumulated 62 points, good for first position in Belgium and eight more than second-place Anderlecht.

Probable Frankfurt Lineup

Trapp; Nkunku, Koch, Pacho, Buta; Knauff, Schiri, Goetze, Shaibi;  Marmusch, Kaladzic

Probable Union Saint-Gilloise Lineup

Machida, Sykes, McAllister-Lapoussin, Teklab, Puertas, Terho, Rasmussen-Amoura, Nilsson

Betting tips: Frankfurt x Union Saint-Gilloise

Check out our predictions of the day for  vs. Union Saint-Gilloise

Prediction 1: Frankfurt x Union Saint-Gilloise / Frankfurt to win

Given the two clubs ‘ previous results, we may anticipate a much greater scoreline. Teams may play it safe in this monumental match; therefore, we should expect a fiercely contested encounter. Since Eintracht let in goals in almost every game, a 3-2 result makes sense. A one-goal margin or a difficult draw will result from the Union’s last-ditch effort. In a matchup between Eintracht Frankfurt and Union Saint-Gilloise, we’d put the odds in favor of the home team.

Prediction 2: Frankfurt x Union Saint-Gilloise / Both teams to score

After last week’s showdown, both teams will enter this match confident in their abilities. Because of the home team’s recent defensive lapses, the visitors will have plenty of opportunities to launch a counterattack in this match. We anticipate a tight contest and have a hunch that both teams will score once. 

Prediction 3: Frankfurt x Union Saint-Gilloise / Over 3.5 goals

Eintracht Frankfurt had a goal differential of 2.5 or higher in five of their seven matches (71.4% of the time) in the ECL (group and knockout stages). It is realistic to anticipate that the Eagles will score at least one goal against Union Saint-Gilloise, given that they have done so in 13 of their 14 home games across all competitions. However, we have little faith in their defense after two games where they lost five goals.

This season, Union Saint-Gilloise mostly played in games with a lot of scoring. They have been a high-scoring machine as of late, going over 2.5 goals in seven of their previous eight games (87.5%).

The first leg occurred in Belgium, ending in a thrilling 2–2 tie. Given the previous two legs and the information provided, we anticipate a high-scoring match in which both clubs will likely score.