Eintracht Frankfurt and Freiburg meet at Commerzbank-Arena, in a match for the 18th round of the Bundesliga. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 08-20-2017, the two teams tied (0-0). The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 03-05-2017, in a match for the Bundesliga that ended with the Freiburg victory by (1-2). B. Hrgota (11 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Eintracht Frankfurt, and F. Niederlechner (25’ and 59 ‘), for Freiburg. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 8 th and 13 th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 16 th best team in home matches and the 14 th best in away matches.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 26 points won, after 7 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Hamburger SV, by (1-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Schalke 04, by (2-2). This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since they have won 18 points in away matches and 8 at their stadium, with 11 goals scored and 7 conceded in away matches, against 9 goals scored and 11 conceded at home. The team comes to this match after a home win against Erzgebirge Aue by (3-1). For the championship, Eintracht Frankfurt won 8 points out of 24 possible points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 8 home matches. In the matches played in their stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-1 (4 out of 8 matches) and at the end of the match 0-1 (3 out of 8 matches). The team has not been too strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 17 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Eintracht Frankfurt is fighting to get into the qualifying zone, so it is aware that this game is of the utmost importance, as it will act within the house and against a team that lives a worse time than yours. The home team must press their opponent from the initial minutes of the game in search of a goal from the beginning of the game, to have more peace of mind until the end of the game. On the last day the home team ended up tied at home with Schalke 04, by the score of 2×2. The coach must not have important absences for this game.
The away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 19 points won, after 4 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Borussia M’gladbach, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Augsburg, by (3-3). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 5 points in away matches and 14 at their stadium, with 9 goals scored and 25 conceded at home, against 8 goals scored and 6 conceded at home. In the last match that they disputed, for the Friendlies, they tied with Hamburger SV at home (1-1). In their last away game for DFB Pokal, they lost by (3-2) to Werder Bremen. In the last 8 away league matches Freiburg has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 5 points out of 24 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 2-0 (3 out of 8 matches). Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that scores only few times and was only able to open the scoring in 4 of its last 17 games for the Bundesliga, of these 4 came to rest in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 17 matches in this competition, only got 2 comebacks in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Freiburg is at the bottom of the qualifying table and knows that he needs to have a good regularity, to get away from the relegation zone, so he will try to surprise his opponent in this match. The visiting team will have to show a strong defensive sector to stop the attack of the premises and get to take advantage of the chances of a goal that they have throughout the game. In the last day, Freiburg ended up getting a good result away from home, because they drew against Augsburg by 3×3. The technician must take on the field a team with a defensive posture and will try to go out on counterattack to decide the game.
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