Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund;
German Bundesliga, Round 33,
Date: Saturday, 7-May-2016,
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT,
Dortmund look to extend their unbeaten run to 16 matches when they face relegation candidates Eintracht Frankfurt on the match day 33 of the German Bundesliga.
Frankfurt are 18th in the league table with 33 points and will be desperate for a win to come out of the relegation zone. Their form coming into this game is good and they have managed two straight wins, away at Darmstadt last week and at home against Mainz in the week before.
Borussia Dortmund are second in the Bundesliga standings, trailing Bayern Munich by 5 points. They have already cemented the second place finish and they are likely to finish there as Bayern need just one point to secure the title this season.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Team News
The Eagles’ head coach Nico Kovac will be without eight players on Saturday evening, as Timothy Chandler, Bamba Anderson, Johannes Flum, Stefan Reinartz, Slobodan Medojevic and Alexander Meier are injured. While Haris Seferovic is serving a one match ban after accumulating five bookings.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Hradecky – Regasel, Abraham, Ruus, Oczipka – Hasebe, Huszti – Gacinovic, Fabian, Ben-Hatira – Castaignos.
Borussia Dortmund: Team News
Neven Subotic, Lukasz Piszczek and Ilkay Gundogan remains sidelined through injuries, while Julian Weigl is suspended for accumulation of yellow cards.
Thomas Tuchel is expected to field the strongest possible line-up as he look forward at a strong finish to the season.
Borussia Dortmund: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Burki – Schmelzer, Hummels, Sokratis, Ginter – Kagawa, Bender, Castro – Reus, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-Head stats
Dortmund were 4-1 winners, when the sides met for the first leg clash in Bundesliga this season. And they have won 4 and lost 1 from the last five meetings with Frankfurt.
Eintracht Frankfurt won 2-0 in the same fixture of last season, but Borussia Dortmund were victorious in the last 2 visits to Frankfurt. The teams share 2 wins each from the last 5 matches at Frankfurt, with one match ending in a draw.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
Dortmund are on red hot form at the moment and poised to finish the season strongly. They are not expected to drop any points here and this may put Frankfurt into some trouble who need a win to get out of the relegation zone.
Frankfurt are coming on back-to-back wins, but stopping Dortmund from getting a win on Saturday is a hard ask. Dortmund have scored 11 goals from the last three matches and they are expected to continue their good scoring form here.
My prediction for this match is a 0-3 win for Dortmund and I expect both Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan to get their names on the score sheet.