Oct 31, 2020 at 2.30pm UK
FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt
Werder BremenWerder Bremen
Silva (65')
Ilsanker (4')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Sargent (51')
Mbom (45+2'), Sargent (55'), Osako (90+3')

Preview: Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Werder Bremen - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Werder Bremen - prediction, team news, lineups: ID:420214: from db_amp
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Eintracht Frankfurt host Werder Bremen on Saturday with the two sides level on eight points after five games in the early stages of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season.

Frankfurt will be looking to recover from their 5-0 demolition at the hands of Bayern Munich, with Bremen looking to get back to winning ways after two consecutive draws.

Match preview

Frankfurt are not the first side to be hammered by Bayern this season and they almost certainly will not be the last given the Bavarians' superiority over the majority of the Bundesliga and perhaps Europe as a whole at present. Nonetheless, Adi Hutter will have been disappointed with his side's meek defending at times.

Robert Lewandowski's perfect hat-trick was stunning, but it was characterised by him being afforded too much space by Frankfurt's central defenders in each of the goals. Leroy Sane was also allowed to cut inside onto his preferred left foot too easily before punishing his opponents by smashing the ball into the top left corner of Kevin Trapp's goal.

After taking seven points from their opening three matches, Frankfurt now have only one point from their last two, so they will be determined to get back to winning ways against a Bremen side they will be expecting to comfortably finish above this season.

Andre Silva and Bas Dost will certainly be awaiting better service than in the defeat to Bayern, with the pair on five league goals between them this season.

Florian Kohfeldt will be pleased with his side's start, winning two and drawing two of their opening five matches, having only survived relegation via a playoff against Heidenheim last season.

Bremen got themselves off to a fantastic start against Hoffenheim at the weekend, with experienced defender Gebre Selassie's energetic run and cross from the right flank expertly converted by Maximilian Eggestein's first-time left-footed strike into the bottom corner. However, Hoffenheim's Dennis Geiger went one better with a brilliant curling effort into the top corner, with the visitors having the better of the game from that point onwards and Bremen clinging onto a second consecutive 1-1 draw.

Perhaps the biggest talking point of the match from a Bremen perspective was the loss of top goalscorer Niclas Fullkrug in the first half, with the 27-year-old's calf injury likely to keep him out for a month.

Milot Rashica returned to Bremen's bench at the weekend but was an unused substitute, so Kohfeldt will be hoping he can rely on the Kosovan forward to step up in Fullkrug's absence, as he did so well last season.

Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga form: DWWDL
Eintracht Frankfurt form (all competitions): WDWWDL

Werder Bremen Bundesliga form: LWWDD
Werder Bremen form (all competitions): DLWWDD

Team News

Hutter has several players unavailable for the match against Bremen, with creative winger Filip Kostic still injured with a ligament fissure.

Felix Irorere and Jetro Willems are lacking match fitness, with David Abraham and Ragnar Ache out with knee and hamstring injuries respectively.

Fullkrug will be unable to lead the line for Bremen until at least after the international break, with Kohfeldt confirming his striker could be out for up to a month.

It remains to be seen whether Rashica is fit to start, but Ludwig Augustinsson (thigh), David Selke (groin), Patrick Erras (hamstring) and Felix Agu (coronavirus) join Fullkrug on the sidelines in a mounting list of absentees.

Eintracht Frankfurt possible starting lineup:
Trapp; Tuta, Hasebe, Hinteregger; Toure, Ilsanker, Rode, Zuber; Kamada; Dost, Silva

Werder Bremen possible starting lineup:
Pavlenka; Veljkovic, Moisander, Friedl; Gebre-Selassie, Eggestein, Gross, Mborn; Sargent, Bittencourt; Rashica

We say: Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Werder Bremen

With Bremen missing Fullkrug and Rashica's fitness unclear, we think Frankfurt carry the greater goal threat in what could be a fairly open encounter. Silva and Dost will be desperate to get back to goalscoring ways having been starved of service at Bayern, and it would be little surprise to see both scoring in a home win.

Top betting tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting that both teams will score (BTTS - yes) in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.BTTS Yes:data

amp_article__420214 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2020-10-29 14:57:19:
html db last update - 2021-03-02 02:55:13 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html
Read more!
Share this article now:
Bundesliga Table
CBayern MunichBayern34246499445578
2RB Leipzig34198760322865
3Borussia DortmundDortmund342041075462964
5Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt341612669531660
6Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen3414101053391452
7Union BerlinUnion Berlin34121485043750
8Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach341310116456849
12Mainz 0534109153956-1739
14Hertha Berlin34811154152-1135
15Arminia Bielefeld3498172652-2635
16FC Koln3489173460-2633
RWerder Bremen34710173657-2131
RSchalke 04Schalke3437242586-6116
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.