Schalke vs Eintracht Frankfurt
DFB Pokal Semifinal – Germany
Date: 18th April 2018, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Schalke 04 are heading into a grand finish to the season having beaten their arch rivals Borussia 2-0 on the weekend and perfectly placed to finish second in the league with 4 match weeks to go. They would love to win a silverware to back up this fruitful season and the chance is here to reach the DFB Pokal final by getting over Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.
The Gelsenkirchen outfit is coming on the back of some fine form at the moment after picking up 7 wins from their last 8 competitive games. Besides, they kept 6 clean sheets during that period.
This fixture could have been a close affair on another day. But, Eintracht Frankfurt are going through a rough patch and are win-less in their last three. The away form look particularly poor with the team losing five games on the bounce. The morale is also shattered after they lost ground in the qualification race for Europa League spots.
To add to all the on-field issues, the news of imminent departure of their manager Niko Kovac to Bayern Munich could have an adverse effect on the team’s performance.
Schalke vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Head-to-head
Frankfurt seem to have the upper hand over Schalke in recent seasons having won and drawn 2 each from the last four. The team from Gelsenkirchen failed to score in three.
Frankfurt won 1-0 at the Veltins Arena earlier this season, which was their first away win over Schalke in over 2 decades with the previous dated back to 1999. The unbeaten streak for Konigsblauen lasted for 13 games with 8 wins and 5 draws.
Schalke vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Predictions
Schalke are nothing but spectacular this season and are the second best home team in the Bundesliga. Eintracht Frankfurt might have got the better of the Gelsenkirchen outfit in the previous season. By the look of the visitor’s current form, the streak will come to and end on Wednesday.
Schalke vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Bet Tips
FT – Schalke to win @ 1.87 with 10bet
Under 2.5 goal @ 1.74 with Unibet.