Union Saint-Gilloise vs Eintracht Frankfurt
UEFA Europa Conference League
15th February 2024
Constant Vanden Stock Stadium
The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the UEFA Europa Conference League fixture between Union Saint-Gilloise and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Union Saint-Gilloise vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Preview
Union Saint-Gilloise form analysis
Les Unionistes had an up and down Europa League campaign. While Union Saint-Gilloise ultimately fell short of qualification in a difficult group, they can still take pride in their third place finish. They began with a narrow 2-0 loss to Liverpool, conceding late goals. A comeback 2-1 win over LASK then boosted morale. However, a 3-0 defeat in Austria highlighted the team’s struggles away.
Securing a draw with Toulouse kept them in contention, and Union Saint-Gilloise signed off their European campaign in style by stunning Liverpool 2-1 at home. Puertas scored twice including the winner. While inconsistent results saw them eliminated, Union Saint-Gilloise showed fight to the end. Their home victories demonstrated their quality, and a third place finish is a commendable achievement in such a tough group. Gaining this experience should help their continued development.
Eintracht Frankfurt form analysis
Eintracht Frankfurt had a mixed group stage campaign in the Europa Conference League. They began with a narrow victory over PAOK, fighting back from a goal down thanks to strikes from Marmoush and Meite. A 6-0 thrashing of HJK followed, displaying their attacking firepower.
The return match saw them grind out a 1-0 victory courtesy of a Chaïbi goal to put them in pole position to advance.
Victory over Aberdeen ensured their place in the knockout rounds. However, a 1-2 home loss to PAOK in their final match saw them end as runners-up. Overall, Frankfurt performed admirably to finish second in a competitive group. Their ability to respond to setbacks, as well as a threat going forward, will stand them in good stead in the playoff rounds. Securing valuable European experience, Eintracht Frankfurt can be pleased with their progress.
Union Saint-Gilloise vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Prediction
An average of three goals was witnessed in the German team’s previous four UECL matches. A similar stat can be seen in the last six Europa League results of the host at home.
The hosts were undefeated at home in the Europa League campaign this season. Their opponents on the other hand ended up losing their previous two Conference League matches. This means a home victory is the most likely result considering the forms of the teams going into this fixture.