Europa League Preview: Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Girodins De Bordeaux

Updated: September 13, 2013

As Frankfurt progresses into the Europa League, one of its objectives is to end its losing streak from a Bundesliga outfit. Due to their undefeated continental performance, the club gets the upper hand from and is chosen as heavy favorites of many sports betting sites.



Eintracht Frankfurt

Frankfurt is keen on avenging themselves from the successive beatings it received from French outfits participating into this competition. The match becomes even more (special) and important as they will be meeting Girondins de Bordeaux—the club that caused a major upset in their matchday one for 2 consecutive seasons.
A concrete example of Fraankfurt’s determination to plot their revenge is evident in the result of their continental encounters. After losing in the 2006/07 group stage of the Europa Cup, Frankfurt has never been defeated. To note, their record stands at 3 draws and 2 wins. Evidently, they want to keep it this way rather than struggle at the bottom pit.


Girodins De Bordeaux

Since 1996, Bordeaux has never tasted an ounce of defeat against any French club. Like Frankfurt, the squad is also determined to prevent any attempt of tarnishing such record. As a matter of fact, they have managed to incur 14 wins, 2 draws and only 9 losses against a Ligue 1 representative.


Other than keeping their flawless record, the match is also Bordeaux’s opportunity to overcome the round of 16 ceiling that has been preventing them from pulling off a better record in the said tournament.


The verdict: Frankfurt gets its revenge

Frankfurt’s less successful spells against the French side will most likely come to an end, or at the very least, end in a draw.
Frankfurt’s continental records prove to be their strongest points when they battle it out with Bordeaux. Despite the advantage, they cannot be too confident—not until the final whistle blows. For sure, Bordeaux will definitely give them a hard time in the pitch.
Expect the match to be a tight one as both clubs are eyeing for having the last laugh.



Match Date: 19 September 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi





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