Eintracht Frankfurt vs RB Leipzig
Date: Sunday, 23 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt am Main).
Both Eintracht and Leipzig made underwhelming starts to their new Bundesliga campaigns. The hosts won one and lost two of three games so far, while the Bulls have a similar record coming into the last game of the Matchday No 4 on Sunday afternoon at Commerzbank-Arena.
Nonetheless, the two sides will enter the game in opposite moods following Thursday’s Europa League fixtures. The Eagles managed to make a huge comeback to see off Olympique Marseille (last term runners-up) 1-2 away at Stade Velodrome. Goals came from Lucas Torro and Luka Jovic. The achievement is greater if we know that Frankfurt had a man sent off at the hour-mark at the 1-1 scoreline. Did Luka Jovic earned himself a place in the starting line-up with the match-winner at Velodrome?
Eintracht Frankfurt vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-head
This will be the fifth head to head encounter between the two teams.
Each of past four saw three or more goals scored.
Leipzig were slightly more successful with two wins and a defeat in these four games.
Sides snatched home wins in the previous term of Bundesliga.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Leipzig showed the huge fighting spirit to equalize from being two goals down on Thursday against their Red Bull rivals Salzburg on the opening day of the Europa League group stage campaign. However, they did not have the strength to complete the comeback late on, conceding the 89th-minute goal to eventually lose 2-3 in front of the home cried.
The Bulls thus continued to be very easy to break down under Ralf Rangnick at the start of the season. They shipped 12 goals in last five games across competitions event though the opposition included the likes of Zorya, Dusseldorf, Hannover and Salzburg in last four outings.
Knowing Eintracht’s defensive line was anything but meticulous at the start of the campaign, we have to go for goals here.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
BTTS @ 1.61 (8/13).