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The Bundesliga clash at Commerzbank-Arena on Saturday sees home side Eintracht Frankfurt
do battle with opponents Paderborn
. All Eintracht Frankfurt v Paderborn game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Eintracht Frankfurt will play in this match following a 1-1 Bundesliga stalemate vs Cologne. In that game, Eintracht Frankfurt managed 62% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Eintracht Frankfurt was Bas Dost (72'). 1. FC Köln got 4 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Florian Kainz (45') was the scorer for Cologne.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Eintracht Frankfurt have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Eintracht have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals along the way.
SC Paderborn 07
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Borussia Mönchengladbach in Bundesliga competition, Paderborn and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one. In that game, SC Paderborn 07 managed 49% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for SC Paderborn 07 was Sven Michel (53'). Borussia Mönchengladbach got 22 attempts at goal with 11 on target. Patrick Herrmann (4') and Lars Stindl (55', 73') scored for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The attacking players from Paderborn have struggled for goals over their previous six games, contributing the poor return of just 4. In those fixtures, Paderborn have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 16. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, though.
Heading into this contest, SC Paderborn 07 haven’t won away from home in the past 7 league games.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 17 on 22/12/2019 which ended up with the score at SC Paderborn 07 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt. In that game, SC Paderborn 07 had 51% possession and 19 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Abdelhamid Sabiri (9') and Sebastian Schonlau (41'). Eintracht Frankfurt had 20 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Bas Dost (72') scored. The referee was Markus Schmidt.
Team News: Eintracht Frankfurt
Gonçalo Paciência (Fitness) and Gelson Fernandes (Calf Injury) won’t be able to feature for Eintracht gaffer Adi Hütter.
It’s our opinion that Eintracht should kick off with a 3-5-2 system for the game, handing starts to Kevin Trapp, Martin Hinteregger, Makoto Hasebe, David Abraham, Daichi Kamada, Filip Kostic, Sebastian Rode, Dominik Kohr, Danny Vieira da Costa, Bas Dost and Andre Silva.
Team News: Paderborn
Out of a mainly healthy group of players, there’s just the lone fitness worry for the Paderborn manager Steffen Baumgart to be concerned about. Christian Strohdiek (Torn Muscle Fibre) won’t be in action.
We’re of the thinking that Paderborn appear most likely to make use of a 4-4-2 system, giving starts to Leopold Zingerle, Laurent Jans, Luca Kilian, Jan-Luca Rumpf, Jamilu Collins, Gerrit Holtmann, Klaus Gjasula, Sebastian Vasiliadis, Antony Evans, Sven Michel and Dennis Srbeny.
Our feeling is that Eintracht Frankfurt will most probably dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances. At the same time, Paderborn could well struggle getting on the scoresheet - but, we do see them hitting back at some stage. We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Eintracht Frankfurt come full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena (51,500)
Captain: David Abraham
Chairman: Fredi Bobić
Manager: Adi Hütter
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 9, Europa League (Round of 16), Europa League Qual. (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: André Silva
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, André Silva was born in Baguim do Monte, Portugal. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Porto in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 11 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 24 appearances.