Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayer Leverkusen

Tom Dunstan in Bundesliga, Free Soccer Predictions 17 Oct 2019


Verdict: Over three goals 

Best Odds: 7/5

Bookmaker: Bet365

Two sides who are looking to make a return from the international break with three points, Eintracht Frankfurt will welcome Bayer Leverkusen to the Commerzbank-Arena on Friday night.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Starting with the hosts, after watching Werder Bremen snatch an injury-time equalizer prior to the international break, Eintracht Frankfurt have continued to show some worrying inconsistencies. Including suffering back-to-back defeats last month, Head Coach Adi Hütter has seen his men win just one of their last four Bundesliga appearances. While a victory on Friday would see them leapfrog Borussia Dortmund in the standings, there is no doubt that fans around the Commerzbank-Arena will have growing concerns over their side’s continued issues at the back. While Die Adler might have their sights set on securing a spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, the Reds have not recorded a Bundesliga clean sheet since the opening weekend and they have shipped a pair of goals in three of their last four domestic appearances. Although Frankfurt might have some issues at the back, they do have one leading man who has continued to shine. Since making a loan move from AC Milan, Portuguese international Andre Silva has scored three in his last three Bundesliga matchups.

Team News

Friday’s hosts will once again be unable to call upon #1 keeper Kevin Trapp who has been ruled out for the remainder of 2019.

Former Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman will also be unable to feature due to issues over his match fitness.

Bayer Leverkusen

As for the visitors, while Bayer Leverkusen might be enduring a torrid run since opening the new Champions League campaign, they have shown some much-needed stability in Germany’s top-tier. Snatching a point off of title dark horses RB Leipzig last time out, Head Coach Peter Bosz has seen his men lose just one of their opening seven Bundesliga matches so far this season. While Friday’s hosts might have one leading man enjoying a continued purple patch, Leverkusen have their own attacker who has continued to shine. Bagging the equalizer against Leipzig prior to the break, Kevin Volland has also found the net in his last three Bundesliga appearances. Die Werkself will undoubtedly also be boosted by their most recent meetings against Frankfurt. When the two sides met back in May, Bosz’s men secured a famous 6-1 victory on home soil, their best ever result against Friday’s hosts.

Team News

Midfielder Charles Aránguiz will not feature on Friday due to a thigh injury.

Key Factors to Consider

  • When the two sides met back in May, Bayer Leverkusen picked up a 6-1 win.
  • Each of the last three meetings between the two sides have seen both teams score and over 2.5 goals.
  • Frankfurt striker Andre Silva has three in his last three Bundesliga matches.
  • Leverkusen top scorer Kevin Holland also has three goals in his last three Bundesliga matches.
  • Frankfurt have failed to record a clean sheet in their last six domestic appearances.


On paper, this has all the makings of a matchup that should produce plenty of chances at both ends. With both sides, particularly Frankfurt, still searching for some much-needed defensive stability, it should be noted that each of the last three meetings between the two sides have seen an abundance of chances at both ends of the pitch.

Verdict: Over three goals 

Best Odds: 7/5

Bookmaker: Bet365


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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