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Eintracht Frankfurt will be taking on visitors Schalke at Deutsche Bank Park in the Bundesliga 1 game on Saturday.
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Eintracht Frankfurt head into this fixture after a 1-1 Bundesliga 1 draw vs Mainz.
In that match, Eintracht Frankfurt had 61% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Eintracht Frankfurt was Randal Kolo Muani (67'). At the other end, Mainz 05 had 18 shots on goal with 6 on target. Jonathan Burkardt (40') scored for Mainz.
Matches involving Eintracht Frankfurt have usually been engaging affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past six games alone, the sum total of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 12 of those being chalked up by Eintracht Frankfurt. In any event, we must now wait to see whether such a trend will continue on in this upcoming match.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Bayern Munich in Bundesliga 1 competition, Schalke will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Schalke had 30% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Bayern Munich got 21 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Serge Gnabry (38') and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (52') scored for Bayern Munich.
The forward players for Schalke have had real problems scoring goals over their last 6 clashes, contributing the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those fixtures, Schalke have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 13.
Looking at their past form shows that Schalke:
- have left without a victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in games played away from home for the previous 10 league games. A really bad run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 7 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 11/11/2018 tells us that Eintracht Frankfurt have won 4 of these games and Schalke 2, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
A sum of 21 goals were scored between them in this period, with 13 from Eintracht and 8 created by Schalke. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 33 on 15/05/2021 when it finished Schalke 4-3 Eintracht Frankfurt.
That day, Schalke had 36% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The goals were scored by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (15'), Blendi Idrizi (52'), Florian Flick (60') and Matthew Hoppe (64').
For their opponents, Eintracht Frankfurt got 25 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. André Silva (29', 72') and Evan Ndicka (51') scored.
The referee was Sven Jablonski.
Team News: Eintracht Frankfurt
Tuta (Ankle Injury), Marcel Wenig (Metatarsal Fracture) and Luca Pellegrini (Calf Injury) won’t be available for Eintracht Frankfurt gaffer Oliver Glasner.
Team News: Schalke
Schalke boss Thomas Reis has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Sepp van den Berg (Torn Ankle Ligament), Justin Heekeren (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Alex Král (Herniated Disc), Maya Yoshida (Bruised Knee), Rodrigo Zalazar (Fitness), Dominick Drexler (Corona virus), Niklas Tauer (Torn Muscle Fibre), Leo Greiml (Fitness), Marcin Kaminski (Ill) and Sebastian Polter (Cruciate Ligament Injury) will miss out on this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Eintracht Frankfurt are likely to dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
In contrast, Schalke will not find it easy to get shooting opportunities but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
Accordingly, we see a controlled 3-1 win for Eintracht Frankfurt by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
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: Sebastian Rode
Chairman: Peter Fischer
Manager: Oliver Glasner
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 4, DFB-Pokal (Third Round), Champions League (Last 16), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
🔑 Key Player: Daichi Kamada
Mostly taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Daichi Kamada was born in Ehime, Japan. After making a first senior appearance for Sagan Tosu in the 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored 7 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 13 appearances.