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Eintracht Frankfurt to continue unbeaten run

 

Eintracht Frankfurt supporters were greatly worried they would take a major step backwards after winning last season’s German Cup.

Manager Niko Kovac left for Bayern Munich after turning Frankfurt into a major player in Germany once more.

Yet, Frankfurt haven’t reverted into a relegation struggler under head coach Adi Hutter. The Austrian has Die Adler flying high in both the league and the Europa League. On Friday night, Frankfurt will aim for their fifth match without a loss.

Standing in Frankfurt’s way are Stuttgart, who currently sit second to bottom in the Bundesliga thanks to goal difference. Stuttgart played well last term finishing seventh, two points ahead of Frankfurt.

Yet, this season hasn’t been kind to Die Roten as they have managed just one win from nine. That win came well over a month ago against Werder Bremen. Since then, Stuttgart have lost three straight games by a combined score of 11-1. Die Roten have been held scoreless in their last two matches.

The last six games between the two German teams have seen goals galore. The sides have tallied 28 goals in six matches for an impressive 4.7 goals per game average. Stuttgart have edged the head-to-head over those six matches with four wins while Frankfurt have managed just two.

Last season saw the two clubs split the season series with one win apiece. It was the home team that claimed the victory both times. However, Friday night’s home team, Stuttgart, are struggling mightily and come up against one of the Bundesliga’s in-form teams.

Frankfurt have scored the second most goals in the Bundesliga (20). Die Adler ran riot in week 8 against Fortuna Dusseldorf scoring seven goals. Striker Luka Jovic tallied five of those himself. Frankfurt’s defence has improved each week. They are averaging just one goal allowed in each of their last four games.

Stuttgart have allowed the Bundesliga’s most goals (21) while scoring the second fewest. With Frankfurt’s defence playing well, it is unlikely Stuttgart will get the goals to beat their opponents. Stuttgart have collected four points from 12 at home while Frankfurt have registered seven from 15 on the road.

It took Hutter and his new-look Frankfurt time to gel. They are now playing well and getting the results that matter. Frankfurt are rested having not played a cup match this week, which will benefit them. Frankfurt will pick up their fifth win of the season and crack the Bundesliga’s top six.

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Frankfurt set to win at Mainz

On Friday night, inconsistent Mainz host Eintracht Frankfurt at the OPEL Arena in the Bundesliga, as the visitors look to move into the European spots.

The home side have enjoyed a mixed record in the German top-flight this season. Sandro Schwarz’s side currently lie in 12th position in the German top-flight table after a 2-0 defeat at Schalke in their last Bundesliga game.

Mainz also needed extra-time to see off lower league side Holstein Kiel in the German Cup in midweek. The home side’s inconsistency is confirmed by the fact that they have won just three of their last ten games in the Bundesliga.

However, their results at home in the Bundesliga of late have been good, as they have won three of their last four home games in the league on home soil. League games involving Mainz at the OPEL Arena have also been high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven home games.

Mainz have won their last four encounters with Frankfurt on home soil in all competitions, while also scoring two or more goals in their last three home meetings with the visitors.

Frankfurt are currently seventh in the Bundesliga table with the visitors hitting a decent run of form of late. Niko Kovac’s side are unbeaten in three league games in the German top-flight and could move into the top-six with a victory in this clash.

Their recent Bundesliga games have been high scoring with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six games in the German top-flight. Frankfurt’s record on the road in the Bundesliga has improved of late, as they have lost just one of their last five away games while winning three of their last four games on the road.

This game could be a tight one, but Forebet predicts that the visitors will record a victory that will move them into the European spots.