Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Koln preview

Eintracht Frankfurt

18 December 2019 live

20:30 UTC

Bundesliga

FC Koln

 

Following Cologne’s shock victory over Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend (2-0), Eintracht Frankfurt are now the worst form side across five Bundesliga rounds (D1, L4). Notably, three of the hosts’ defeats in this run came without reply, and they have trailed 1-0 at the break in half of their home games.

This appears to be a perfect opportunity for Frankfurt to get a result, as only three sides have picked up more than Frankfurt’s 15 home points (83.33% of total). The ‘Eagles’ are known to come back from adversity here, with a W/D rate of 75% (W1, D2, L1) from losing half-time positions at home.
Cologne ended a six-game winless streak last time out, though they still seek only their second away victory of 2019/20 (W1, D1, L6). Moreover, the visitors are yet to lead at the break away from home, and have trailed 1-0 at half-time in five of their eight overall away league matches (HT: D2, L6).
The visitors have conceded the opener in seven of eight away league games, while conceding 2+ goals in six (75%). Whilst half of Cologne’s away league goals have been scored beyond the 75th minute, they average 1.0 conceded per-match in the 30-minute interval between 46’-75’.
Players to watch: Frankfurt defender Martin Hinterreger has scored a career-best five Bundesliga goals so far this season. He has scored or been booked in four of his last six games.
Cologne’s sole away victory this season came courtesy of a goal and an assist by midfield man Ellyes Skhiri.
Stat attack: Over a third of Frankfurt’s scored home league goals have come beyond the 75th minute (35.29%).
Visiting coach Markus Gisdol has won just two of seven personal H2Hs with Frankfurt (W2, D2, L3).
Cologne have received a Bundesliga-high 40 cards this season (37 yellow, three red) for 2.67 per-match to date.

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 20:30.