Collect News Data
Sep 19, 2021 at 6.30pm UK
FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt
Weghorst (70')
Waldschmidt (35'), Guilavogui (51')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Lammers (38')
da Costa (9'), Sow (29'), Jakic (45+1'), Durm (53'), Hinteregger (68'), N'Dicka (88')

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

:Headline: Preview: Wolfsburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Bundesliga clash between Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Sports Mole

Bundesliga leaders Wolfsburg will look to record a fifth successive victory when they play host to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday evening.

Despite putting together a three-match unbeaten streak in Germany's top flight, the visitors are still looking for their first win of the season.

Match preview

When Mark van Bommel was appointed as Wolfsburg manager earlier this year, he was tasked with trying to keep the club in the top four of the Bundesliga and to reach the Champions League knockout stages.

Few people would have expected an unbeaten start through five games in those competitions, the solitary goal that they have conceded against Hertha Berlin coming from the penalty spot.

Even though their perfect start came to a halt against Lille in midweek, the goalless draw in France has given Van Bommel's side something to build upon in a competitive group.

Wolfsburg are being out-performed by their domestic rivals in the final third, but Lukas Nmecha is showing signs that he could prove to be a shrewd piece of business.

While the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund do not feature on the schedule until the end of November, Wolfsburg must handle the pressure of winning games such as this one if they want to be regarded as genuine title contenders.

Sunday's game sees them come face-to-face with former manager Oliver Glasner for the first time since he switched clubs during the summer.

Frankfurt would have hoped for similar success to that of Wolfsburg, but they are still without a win this season from their six matches in all competitions.

Late goals cost them against Arminia Bielefeld and Stuttgart, their respective equalisers coming in the 86th and 88th minutes respectively.

Although a comeback draw has since been recorded against Fenerbahce in the Europa League, there is growing pressure on Glasner to get off the mark with Frankfurt now down in 15th position.

Wolfsburg Bundesliga form:
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

Wolfsburg form (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D

Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga form:
  • L
  • D
  • D
  • D

Eintracht Frankfurt form (all competitions):
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • D
  • D
  • D

Team News

With his Champions League red card only applying to that competition, John Brooks will line up in the centre of the Wolfsburg defence.

Ridle Baku is on standby to deputise for Kevin Mbabu, who has a knee issue, and such a change would lead to Nmecha starting further down the right flank.

Sam Lammers is expected to retain his place in the Frankfurt attack after netting his first goal of the season in midweek.

Jens Petter Hauge will hope to get the nod over Jesper Lindstrom in a creative position behind the Dutchman.

Christopher Lenz will be assessed in the days before the game after sustaining a muscle injury.

Wolfsburg possible starting lineup:
Casteels; Baku, Brooks, Lacroix, Roussillon; Arnold, Guilavogui, Philipp; Nmecha, Weghorst, Steffen

Eintracht Frankfurt possible starting lineup:
Trapp; Hasebe, Hinteregger, Ndicka; Costa, Ljubicic, Sow, Kostic; Hauge, Kamada; Lammers

We say: Wolfsburg 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

At some point this season, you would expect Frankfurt to find some form and make quick headway up the table. However, it may not happen this weekend, and we are predicting the early pacesetters to prevail by the odd goal in three.

Top tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win 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.Home/Away:data

body check tags ::

amp_article__464088 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2021-09-17 11:26:30:
html db last update - 2021-09-16 23:26:08 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Read more!

This page is available in multiple languages
Share this article now:

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!
Bundesliga Table
1Bayern MunichBayern86112982119
2Borussia DortmundDortmund86022214818
3Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen85122112916
5Union BerlinUnion Berlin8431129315
7FC Koln83321314-112
8RB Leipzig8323168811
10Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach83231011-111
11Mainz 05831488010
13Hertha Berlin83051021-119
14Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt8152912-38
15VfL BochumVfL Bochum8215516-117
17Arminia Bielefeld8053411-75
18Greuther Furth8017520-151
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.

Premier League Table
3Manchester CityMan City85211631317
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton843185315
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8503912-315
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd84221610614
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham84221510514
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves840488012
11Leicester CityLeicester83231314-111
13Aston Villa83141212010
14Crystal Palace81521013-38
17Leeds UnitedLeeds8134715-86
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle80351019-93
20Norwich CityNorwich8026216-142
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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.