Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Milos Markovic in Bundesliga, Free Soccer Predictions 25 Jan 2018

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Verdict: Both teams to score – yes

Best Odds: 3/5

Bookmaker: 888sport

Eintracht Frankfurt will be attempting to get at least a temporary feel of the Bundesliga top-four when they entertain Borussia Monchengladbach at Commerzbank-Arena on Friday night.

Eintracht Frankfurt

A few could have imagined that Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt would go on to have a historic season in the German top flight this season. Led by the Croatian manager Niko Kovac, Die Adler have been making steady progress and currently are one of the most exciting teams to watch in Germany.

Their form has been rather impressive and comes as a significant improvement to the way they finished last season. In fact, Kovac’s side is currently enjoying its best start to the second half of the season in last 28 years which made the Croatian boss Frankfurt’s best coach in last 15 years. Kovac brought stability and consistency to his team who are unbeaten in their last 4 matches. Eintracht Frankfurt boast an impressive away record this campaign – bettered only by Bayern Munich – but it’s up to Kovac to improve the home pitch exploits as the Eagles search for their first home win since November. Eintracht Frankfurt are only one point behind four teams locked in a top-four battle. A victory would push them up to European places, at least temporary, but getting a feel of the top-four places could be a major morale boost for Kovac’s men ahead of an important part of the season.

Team News

Hosts are suffering from a number of injuries to first-team players with David Abraham, Marco Russ, Jonathan de Guzman, Alexander Meier and Nelson Mandela all ruled out through injuries.

Max Besuschkow is suffering from a cold whereas the Friday’s match comes too soon for Marco Fabian.

Borussia Monchengladbach

Lack of consistency is the biggest problem for top-four hopefuls Borussia Monchengladbach of late. Dieter Hecking’s men have been alternating between wins and losses over the past four Bundesliga outings and their away form has been rather disturbing this season. Die Fohlen suffered blows in their last three Bundesliga matches on the road and will only have their fine home records to thank for keeping them in the running for European places. On a positive note, a crushing 2-1 defeat at the hands of local rivals FC Koln was followed by a muscular display against Augsburg last time out with Thorgan Hazard putting in an outstanding display. Eden’s brother raked up 7 goals and recorded 4 assists thus far in the season and will be the one to watch once again.

Team News

Christoph Kramer has been declared fit to feature after successfully recovering from an illness.

However, Mamadou Doucoure, Tobias Strobl, Ibrahima Traore, Laszlo Benes, Fabian Johnson and Raul Bobadilla are all out of contention due to respective injuries.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Eintracht Frankfurt are unbeaten in last four Bundesliga matches
  • Hosts are enjoying the best start to the 2nd part of the season in last 28 years
  • Statistically speaking, Kovac is Frankfurt’s most successful manager in 15 years
  • Borussia Monchengladbach lost their last three matches on the road
  • Monchengladbach are unbeaten in their last four trips to Frankfurt

Conclusion

Eintracht Frankfurt are enjoying a fantastic run of form and head into the Friday’s match high on confidence. On the other side, Borussia Monchengladbach are suffering away from home but their head-to-head record with Niko Kovac’s men is here to suggest otherwise. Goals on both ends are the one thing we expect for sure.

Verdict: Both teams to score – yes

Best Odds: 3/5

Bookmaker: 888sport

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Milos Markovic


Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.

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