Eintracht Frankfurt – Dusseldorf SOCCER PICKS
Eintracht Frankfurt and Fortuna Düsseldorf meet at Commerzbank-Arena, in a match for the 8th round of the Bundesliga. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 04-05-2013, in a match that ended with the final score: Eintracht Frankfurt (3-1) Fortuna Düsseldorf. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, the home team is currently in the 7 th position, with 10 points won. In the last match, they have won at Hoffenheim by (1-2), after in the previous match they have won (4-1) at home, against Hannover 96. This is a stronger team with support. for his hobby, since in the last 30 matches he has 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a win away with Hanau by (0-13). In the last 10 home matches Eintracht Frankfurt has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 6 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 7 matches for this competition.
The Eintracht Frankfurt rose performance in the last days, comes from 2 consecutive victories and wants to maintain the good phase to continue approaching the top finishers. The team is characterized by an attack of good efficiency, which is the sixth most effective in the Bundesliga, being a team that creates quite a few scoring opportunities, but the defense still needs adjustments, since it did not suffer goals in only 1 of the 10 disputed rounds, the majority in counterattacks, since the team risks a lot in their games and ends up leaving many spaces, taking a long time to rebuild defensively. For the confrontation with Fortuna Düsseldorf, coach Hütter must keep the team in the usual 3-5-2 offensive, with a preference for flank attacks, but he has an important absence, that of striker Rebic, one of the best strikers of the team, suspended by expulsion on the last day, which certainly diminishes the firepower of the local team.
The away team is currently in the 17 th position, with 5 points won, after 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Nürnberg, by (3-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Schalke 04, by (0-2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 57 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they won against Hilden by (1-5). In the last 10 away matches Fortuna Düsseldorf has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively.
Fortuna Düsseldorf, unlike its next opponent, fell even more in the last few days, comes from 4 games without winning, lost its last 3 games and goes in search of a recovery to try to leave the zone of descent of the Bundesliga. The visiting team has as its biggest problem the enormous inefficiency of its offensive system, which is the second worst among the 18 participants of the national championship, with only 5 goals scored in 10 rounds, having only 1 goal scored in the last 4 matches, while the defense also presents problems, especially in the last matches, because it suffered 7 goals in 3 games, evidencing that it is necessary to improve enough in all sectors to try to avoid the descent at the end of the season. For the match against Eintracht Frankfurt, coach Funkel must act in 4-5-1, worrying first to defend, since a draw can be considered a good result, due to the technical differences between the teams.