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The Bundesliga 1 game at Deutsche Bank Park on Sunday sees home team Eintracht Frankfurt fighting it out with opponents Schalke.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Eintracht Frankfurt v Schalke can be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Eintracht Frankfurt will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 4-1 DFB-Pokal defeat in their last game at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen.
In that game, Eintracht Frankfurt had 49% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Eintracht Frankfurt was Amin Younes (6'). For their opponents, Bayer 04 Leverkusen had 14 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Lucas Alario (27'), Edmond Tapsoba (49') and Moussa Diaby (67', 87') scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
Matches with Eintracht Frankfurt have proved to be engaging ones of late with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum total of 21 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 11 of them being chalked up by Eintracht.
Coming into this contest, Eintracht Frankfurt are undefeated in their last 9 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
Schalke head into the encounter following a 4-0 Bundesliga 1 win with the downing of Hoffenheim in their previous match.
In that game, Schalke had 40% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Schalke, goals were scored by Matthew Hoppe (42', 57', 63') and Amine Harit (79'). TSG 1899 Hoffenheim got 19 shots on goal with 4 on target.
The stats tell the story, and Schalke have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in total. At the back, Schalke can certainly do much better. That trend might not follow through into this game, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that Schalke:
- are winless against Eintracht Frankfurt in games played away from home for the previous 9 matches in the league. A really bad run.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 18 matches in the league. They must be getting so desperate.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 18/04/2018 shows us that Eintracht Frankfurt have won 4 of these & Schalke 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
12 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from Eintracht and 4 created by Schalke. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The previous league match featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 32 on 17/06/2020 and the score finished Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Schalke.
In that game, Eintracht Frankfurt had 64% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were André Silva (28') and David Abraham (50').
At the other end, Schalke had 7 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Weston McKennie (59') was the scorer.
The referee was Guido Winkmann.
Team News: Eintracht Frankfurt
Felix Irorere (Fitness) and Ragnar Ache (Hamstring Injury) will not be able to play for Eintracht boss Adi Hütter.
Team News: Schalke
Schalke manager Christian Gross has to currently contend with reduced team options. Nassim Boujellab (Tooth Inflammation), Salif Sané (Knee Problems), Steven Skrzybski (Ligament Injury), Kilian Ludewig (Metatarsal Fracture), Gonçalo Paciência (Knee Injury) and Alessandro Schöpf (Thigh Problems) can’t be considered.
We feel that in this game, Schalke should get enough chances to breach the defence of this Eintracht Frankfurt side, however that probably won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Eintracht Frankfurt after 90 minutes. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Deutsche Bank Park (51,500)
Captain: David Abraham
Chairman: Fredi Bobić
Manager: Adi Hütter
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 9
🔑 Key Player: André Silva
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, André Silva was born in Baguim do Monte, Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Porto in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 11 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 14 appearances.