Seferović, in particular, seems to strive since he has been paired with João Felix — remembered as an opportunity killer in the Bundesliga, the level in Portugal seems to suit the Swiss-Bosnian striker. “I don’t know why but we are a good match,” Seferović explained his partnership with João Felix in an interview with the Basler Zeitung. As for his own career? “I knew that I could make it here. Now I get my minutes and I score my goals.
Goals that have helped Benfica back to the top of the table, the 27-year-old has scored 18 goals in 23 league matches but only managed two goals in nine European games this season. Nonetheless, Seferović has somewhat become the leader of a Benfica side that has plenty of young talent. But is it enough talent to defeat Seferović’s former side Eintracht Frankfurt?
The Eagles from Frankfurt, in fact, have been in phenomenal form throughout their Europa League campaign and are now unbeaten in 14 Europa League games. On Thursday they could equalize the record set by Atlético Madrid and make it 15 games and lay the foundation to extend their European campaign.
Eintracht is a dangerous side at the moment. Not just in Europe but in any competition. Currently, fourth in the Bundesliga, Frankfurt have won their last six league matches and have yet to lose in any competition in 2019, their 15 fixtures so far yielding nine wins and six draws.
- Jonas is suspended for the first leg of Benfica’s quarter-final clash with Frankfurt, which means Joao Felix and Haris Seferovic will be safe to start up front for the home side.
- Tyronne Ebuehi, Gabriel Pires and German Conti are all expected to miss out for Benfica, though only Pires would have been in line to start against Frankfurt.
- Adel Taarabt has come back into favour in recent weeks but will drop down to the bench and possibly out of the squad in midweek.
- Luka Jovic is free to play against Benfica despite being on loan from the Portuguese outfit.
- Martin Hinteregger came off 38 minutes into Frankfurt’s 2-1 win away to Schalke at the weekend and is unlikely to feature here. Evan Ndicka is his likely replacement.
- Jonathan de Guzmán didn’t last much longer on Saturday before being replaced and is also a doubt.
- Gelson Fernandes returns for Frankfurt after missing their last Europa League match through suspension.
- Ante Rebic, Lucas Torro and David Abraham have all recovered from injury since Frankfurt last played in this competition.
Where and How to watch Live?
When does Benfica vs Eintracht kick off? Thursday 11th April, 20:00 (UK)
Where is Benfica vs Eintracht being played? Estadio da Luz, Portugal
What television channel is Benfica vs Eintracht on in the UK? BT Sport Extra
Where can I stream Benfica vs Eintracht in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website
Where can I Watch Free stream? LBN Sports & LMI Sports (World Wide Free)
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Benfica Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Vlachodimos; Andre Almeida, Jardel, Ruben Dias, Alex Grimaldo; Pizzi, Fejsa, Gedson Fernandes, Rafa Silva; Joao Felix; Seferovic
Eintracht Predicted line-up (3-4-1-2): Trapp; Abraham, Hasebe, N’Dicka; Da Costa, De Guzman, Fernandes, Kostic; Rebic; Goncalo Paciencia, Jovic