Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen measure forces at Commerzbank-Arena, in a match for the 8 th round of the Bundesliga. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 3 and lost 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 16-12- 2018, for the Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt won by (2‑1). D. da Costa (28 ‘) and F. Kostić (57’) scored the goals of the match, for Eintracht Frankfurt, and K. Bellarabi (65 ‘), for Bayer Leverkusen. Bayer Leverkusen presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
Eintracht Frankfurt :
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in 9th position, with 11 points won. In their last match, they tied with Werder Bremen at home by (2-2), after in the previous match they won by (1-2) outside, in a match against Union Berlin. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses as a visitor, with 32 goals scored and 31 suffered; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 19 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a defeat away with Teutonia by (3‑1). For the championship, Eintracht Frankfurt conquered 8 points in 12 possible, after 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games played in its stadium.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 4 games in his stadium. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 6 of the last 7 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 7 games for this competition. In the last 4 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Frankfurt comes to this game with little motivation, after a 3-1 defeat in a friendly against Giessen. Frankfurt is a very fond team of aerial duels and this is where it is usually superior to rivals. When he invests in the offensive process, he generally does so through the right flank, taking advantage of the depth that Danny da Costa offers. In general, the home team plays 5-3-2, in which the two most advanced men are André Silva and Gonçalo Paciência. Coach Adi Hutter will not be able to count on Trapp and Bas Dost, because they are injured.
Bayer Leverkusen :
The visiting team is currently in 7th position, with 14 points won, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, he won out against Augsburg by (0‑3). In the last match, he tied at home against RB Leipzig (1‑1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In its last 10 away games, Bayer Leverkusen records 7 wins and 3 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 33 of their last 49 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 6 away matches for all competitions: they scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘); He suffered 4 of his 9 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Leverkusen is coming for this match after a 1×1 draw at home against Leipzig. The visiting team is known for its deadly counterattacks and has expert players in this role. Keep in mind that Leverkusen generally responds well when they are at a disadvantage. Unlike the opponent of this day, the visiting team must act in a tactical system in 5-2-3, with the aim of using the flanks to invest in the offensive process. Even so, Leverkusen is expected to adopt a more defensive stance, given the quality of his rival. The Leverkusen coach should not be able to count on Sinkgraven, Aránguiz, Bender and Bailey, delivered to the medical department.