Eintracht Frankfurt vs Leipzig by Gustav
Eintracht Frankfurt are in a good form now especially when they play in front of own fans, something that they confirmed last weekend in a 4:2 home win over Koln on Saturday evening. They opened the game in the best possible way, have taken the lead in fifteenth minute with a goal from Rebic, but remained better on the field too.
Their visitors opened up in the second halftime and had decent chances too, leveling up the result in 57th minute from a penalty kick taken by Terodde, while the response of the home side was right away via Russ in 59th, while they sealed the victory thanks to goals from Falette and Wolf in next eight minutes. Guests only managed to reduce via second goal from Terodde in 74th minute.
Overall, it was completely deserved victory for Eintracht, with justified final result as well. The team now stands at sixth position but in case of a victory here, they would come to only a point difference from second placed Dortmund and would once again occupy the Champions League position.
Mijat Gacinovic is likely to return to the position of offensive midfielder. Injured are long term absentee striker Alexander Meier without performance this season, as well as central back David Abraham (16/0). Midfielder Jonathan de Guzman (8/0) is doubtful.
Leipzig also comes from a victory last time out in Bundesliga, as the side welcomed Augsburg and defeated the opponent with convincing performance in a 2:0 victory last Friday evening. Upamecano brought the home team into the lead in seventeenth minute, while Keita doubled up the result in 70th for completely deserved win.
It was mostly all about Leipzig back then, as the ball possession was shared equally, however only one side was really dangerous and threatening in attack. The team now has two consecutive victories and stands at third position together with Leverkusen, with two points less than second placed Dortmund but also with just two less than sixth placed tonight's opponents.
During the midweek, they won on the road to Napoli a bit surprisingly 3:1 in the Europa League clash and are now huge favorites to progress further in the next Thursday's game.
Left back Marcel Halstenberg (15/2) is injured for this one, with doubtful remaining offensive midfielder Emil Forsberg (12/1).
- Eintracht Frankfurt have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Leipzig.
No doubt that the players of Leipzig will have their Europa League game on their mind as well, however I see them fully dedicates for this one as well as the side should aim for a three pointer. Nothing less goes for their hosts, as the side plays really well at the moment and are fully confident. Knowing the quality in attack of the both sides, I can't see anything but goals here. Both of the sides are scoring with ease, not needing a lot of chances before the score a goal.