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Two sides on solid unbeaten runs meet at the Nou Camp on Thursday night as Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt look to do something about the 1-1 draw in their first leg last week.

On-loan Eintracht man Ansgar Knauff opened the scoring early in the second half with a brilliant volley that left visiting goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen clutching at thin air, but Barca weren’t behind for long as Ferran Torres equalised just after the hour mark.

There was still time for Brazilian centre back Tuta to be sent off for the hosts so he will be missing for a return leg that looks a big ask of a Frankfurt side sitting mid-table in the Bundesliga.

See what we think of the game in our full match preview as we provide our expert football betting tips.

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Barcelona Win to Nil

One thing that has to be said about Barca is that their recovery under new boss Xavi has been nothing short of remarkable.

Not only has this clearly talented side started scoring goals, but their defensive record is also rapidly improving. They head into this one on a run of four consecutive clean sheets at the Nou Camp and have lost only once at home since October in a 90-minute game.

Frankfurt, meanwhile, are certainly proving to be hard to beat and their eight-game unbeaten run has included some excellent results, but let’s just say that haven’t been the big entertainers of the continent in recent weeks.

In fact, prior to their home engagement with Freiburg, Frankfurt have drawn all of their last five matches, scoring only three goals in that time.

Barcelona are on the crest of a wave at present and although they may well have to bide their time in search of a breakthrough, they should be way too strong. So, our top tip is for a Barcelona win to nil, which is generally available at 6/4 (888sport) with our top betting partners.

Barcelona Form, squad news, opinion

Xavi has reinstalled the winning mentality amongst the Barcelona ranks, and despite a disastrous start to the season under previous manager Ronald Koeman, the Blaugrana are now firmly on course to finish in the top four of La Liga and qualify for the Champions League.

They haven’t lost over the course of 90 minutes since they were dumped out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich in early-December, which is a run that is much more like the Barcelona of recent years gone by.

However, they haven’t been at their absolute best in the Europa League and one slight concern is that they’ve saved their best performances in the competition for their away games. They’ve drawn both of their other games in the competition at home – against Napoli and Galatasaray – but this is a club that tends to deliver when it matters, and they should have too much for the visitors here.

Barcelona have a string of injuries and that was further compounded after Gerard Pique hobbled off in the first leg with an abductor issue and he’s likely to miss the second leg.

Eintracht Frankfurt Form, squad news, opinion

After a good couple of years, this season hasn’t quite hit expectations, at least from a domestic point of view, but Frankfurt’s trip to Catalonia is a great chance for them to change the narrative.

While they sit in ninth in the Bundesliga, their Europa League form has been excellent this season and they’re yet to taste defeat ahead of Thursday’s second leg. Their record reads four wins and five draws from their nine European outings, although they’re without a clean sheet in the competition since September.

But they’ve picked up some good results on the road in Europe, including a fabulous 2-1 scalp of Real Betis in the previous round, so while they’re certainly the underdog here, they have enough about them to make life difficult for the favourites here.

In addition to the absence of Tuta through suspension, young goalkeeper Diant Ramaj remains out, although Christopher Lenz could return to the squad.

History

Last Thursday’s clash was the first time these two have met, so neither side are yet to register a victory over the other.

About the Venue

Europe’s largest stadium is no stranger to European drama and the Nou Camp will surely be packed to the rafters as Barca look to make the last four of the Europa League.

The (almost) 100,000-capacity ground celebrates its 65th birthday this September, after being inaugurated in the autumn of 1957.

Conclusion

Barcelona don’t tend to get these big games wrong and with Xavi at the helm, we’re expecting them to get the job done against dogged visitors on Thursday night.

Punters could be tempted by a bet on Barca in the handicaps, but Eintracht have a good recent record for keeping games tight, so we think the more prudent option is to go for the hosts in the “Win to Nil” market that will cover you in the case of a more slender victory for the favourites.

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