Eintracht vs Wolfsburg
Date: Sunday, 2 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt am Main).
Eintracht Frankfurt head into Sunday’s home tie with Wolfsburg in the highest of spirits after continuing their impressive spell of form on Thursday night. They booked the top spot in Group H with a demolishing 4-0 victory over Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Marseille. It was team’s fifth win on the spin in all competitions. Eintracht’s golden run dates back to late-September when they stormed 4-1 past Hannover. The Eagles thus won 10 and drew 1 of past 11 official games across competitions.
Eintracht Frankfurt Form & Team News
The Eagles are flying high at the moment after winning 10 of their last 11 matches in all competitions and destroying all before them. The latest was a routine 4-0 home win against Marseille in the UEFA Europe League on Thursday night which made if five from five in Group H. Luka Jovic scored a brace for Eintracht Frankfurt either side of two own goals with the result never in doubt. That victory came after a 3-1 win at Augsburg in the Bundesliga with Jonathan de Guzmán, Sebastien Haller and Ante Rebic on the score sheet. Manager Adi Hutter boasts one of the best attacks in Europe. Luke Jovic has scored 14 goals with Sebastien Haller close behind on 11 with nine assists. Ante Rebic has chipped in with five goals after starting the season injured.
VfL Wolfsburg Form & Team News
The Wolves have not been convincing but did record a 1-0 home win against Leipzig on Matchday 12. Jérôme Roussillon stroked home with the victory lifting Wolfsburg to 9th position in the Bundesliga. Bruno Labbadia’s side have been missing central midfielders Ignacio Camacho and Josuha Guilavogui this season. More concern came this week with Labbadia confirming that Max Arnold is a major doubt for the match in Frankfurt. The Wolfsburg manager has been persisting with strikers Daniel Ginczek and Wout Weghorst up front. However, creativity from midfield has been lacking and Labbadia needs to find some solutions if they have any hope of challenging for a Europa League position.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Wolfsburg Head-to-Head
Wolfsburg have had the edge over Eintracht Frankfurt in recent seasons with a 17-6 record. The Wolves won 1-0 in Frankfurt last season before the Eagles got their revenge in Wolfsburg with a 3-1 win. Sebastian Haller and Timothy Chandler put Frankfurt 2-0 up and Luka Jovic wrapped it up after Max Arnold pegged a goal back for the hosts.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Wolfsburg Match Up
Eintracht are a different beast from last season with new manager Adi Hutter doing a fantastic job in charge. Frankfurt’s front three of Haller, Jovic and Rebic have been unstoppable and will surely test Wolfsburg’s suspect defence. Wolfsburg are still missing central midfielders Ignacio Camacho and Josuha Guilavogui with Max Arnold also a doubt. That’s bad news especially away from home.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Wolfsburg Key Statistics
Eintracht Frankfurt have won 10 of their last 11 matches (All competitions).
Eintracht Frankfurt have won their last 6 home matches in all competitions.
Eintracht Frankfurt have scored 3 or more goals in their last 5 matches (All competitions).
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Sebastien Haller has scored 8 goals in his last 8 matches.
Wolfsburg have lost 2 of their last 3 matches (Bundesliga).
Eintracht Frankfurt are flying and one of the best teams in Europe on current form. The front three of Haller, Jovic and Rebic are devastating and will create a lot of opportunities at home against Wolfsburg. Frankfurt are currently available at odds of 1.95 which makes no sense and I expect that price to drop by kick-off. Haller is overdue and should get back on the score sheet here.