Commerzbank Arena will witness the battle for survival when Eintracht Frankfurt welcome Hoffeinham on Saturday, as both teams struggle to avoid the relegation zone.
E.Frankfurt is already in the drop zone in the 17th position with 27 points just a point below their opponents Hoffeinheim (28). The battle to avoid the drop zone gets tougher as 13th placed team and 17th have just 2 points between them, a win for any of the sides will probably keep them out of the threat for the time being depending on results else where.
Frankfurt are not in the best of form, they have won 1 of their last 6 games and failed to find the back of the net in 5 of their last 7 games. They have won only 3 of their last 12 home games.
Hoffenheim are in a better shape than their opponent, they have won 3 of their last 6 games, lost 2 and drawn 1. They have scored a goal in each of their last 6 games.
It might interest you that Hoffenheim shot stopper Oliver Baumann has made the most number of saves inside the box in this season’s Bundesliga.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Team News
Alexander Meir is still doubt but could play if certified fit in time. The manager would likely opt for a more attacking formation this week.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1)
Hradecky – Zambrano, Abraham, Chandler, Djakpa- Hasebe, Stendera – Aigner, Huszti, Ben Haitra – Seferovic.
Hoffenheim: Team News
The rookie manager Julian Nagelsmann is expected to repeat his last line up starting Mark Uth ahead of Vargas. In short, everything else is expected to be the same as in the previous match.
Hoffenheim: Predicted Line-up (3-4-3)
Baumann – Bicakcic, Sule, Strobl – Kaderabek, Rudy, Amiri, Toljan – Volland, Kramaric, Uth.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim: Head-To-Head
The teams split 2 wins each from their last six Bundesliga meetings. There were two 0-0 draws during the process while the rest four have witnessed over 2.5 goals.
Hoffenheim have won in 3 of the last 5 matches played at Frankfurt, while losing in 2 and all of those five matches have seen over 2.5 goals.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
The game will no doubt be an entertaining as both teams knows what’s at stake but with Hoffeinheim’s recent form I think the game will drift towards them.
Best Bet: Hoffenheim to win @ 2.90