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The Bundesliga 1 meeting at RheinEnergieStadion on Sunday sees home side Cologne go up against opponents Eintracht Frankfurt.
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Cologne will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 1-3 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
In that match, Cologne managed 40% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Cologne was Elvis Rexhbecaj (84'). For their opponents, Borussia Mönchengladbach had 15 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. Alassane Pléa (14'), Stefan Lainer (16') and Lars Stindl (56') scored for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Fixtures involving Cologne have often been entertaining ones recently with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, the sum of 25 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 11 of these accredited to Köln. We will see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on here.
Their prior results show that Cologne:
- have not lost a league tie with Eintracht Frankfurt in their previous 2 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 7 league matches. That's never good.
Eintracht Frankfurt will come into the encounter after a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 win versus Hoffenheim in their last game.
In that match, Eintracht Frankfurt managed 51% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Eintracht Frankfurt, goals were scored by Daichi Kamada (54') and Bas Dost (71'). At the other end, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim had 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. Andrej Kramarić (18') was the scorer for Hoffenheim.
Eintracht Frankfurt have regularly broken through opposing defences leading up to this encounter, having scored 11 goals in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Adi Hütter will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Eintracht have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same games.
Leading up to this clash, Eintracht Frankfurt:
- remain unbeaten by Cologne when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 05/11/2016 tells us that Cologne have won 2 of these games & Eintracht Frankfurt 3, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
An aggregate of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 from Köln and 9 belonging to Eintracht. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
Team News: Cologne
Cologne manager Markus Gisdol will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht manager Adi Hütter has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Felix Irorere (Fitness), Filip Kostic (Intraarticular ligament fissure), Ragnar Ache (Hamstring Injury) and Jetro Willems (Fitness) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Cologne would be disappointed if they were not to breach the defence of this Eintracht Frankfurt side, although one goal possibly won’t prevent defeat.
We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Eintracht Frankfurt at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion (50,000)
Captain: Jonas Hector
Chairman: Werner Wolf
Manager: Markus Gisdol
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 16, DFB-Pokal (First Round)