A direct duel for a place in European tournaments opens this Friday, January 26, the twentieth round of the German Championship in its 2017/2018 season. At the Commerzbank-Arena, Einthracht Frankfurt will host Borussia Monchengladbach. The kickoff is scheduled for 17:30 (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Eintracht Frankfurt
The Frankfurt team is out of the Bundesliga’s elite squad. After 19 matches, he had 30 points (eight wins, six draws and five losses). It occupies the seventh position, the first one outside the zone of classification for continental tournaments. It has, however, the same score of Borussia Dormund, which closes this block appearing in the sixth place when the tie-break contracts are taken into account.
A placement like this can be considered a feat for a team that makes a disastrous home campaign. At the Commerzbank-Arena, Eintracht Frankfurt added just nine (two wins, three draws and four losses) from the 27 points played. Among the 18 Bundesliga teams, it is the third worst player. That is, if it depended only on the results in its stage, it would be in the relegation zone.
This has been offset by an extraordinary visitor campaign. With 21 points accumulated of the 30 disputed in this situation, the Frankfurt appears in the second position of the question. It is only surpassed by Bayern Munich, it has achieved 22 points in the ten games that played outside the Allianz Arena.
To try to reverse this situation and defend an undefeated five-game series (two wins and three draws), coach Niko Kovac will have a rare opportunity. You have no problem of bruising or suspension in your cast. Thus, you can climb the team that considers the best to challenge Borussia Monchengladbach.
The current form of Borussia Monchengladbach
The Monchengladbach team has only one more point on the leaderboard than Frankfurt. The 31 points (nine wins, four draws and six defeats) places him in fifth position, which would give place in the next edition of the Europa League. However, the score is exactly the same as Leipzig, fourth placed, which closes the block of teams that would take place in the Champions League. Loses in the balance of goals (two to zero).
The way to reach the score, however, was quite different from Eintracht Frankfurt. Borussia Monchengladbach is the Bundesliga’s third-best player. He got 20 (six wins, two draws and two losses) in his stadium.
Performance as a visitor, if not so good, can not be considered bad. The team is the seventh best when only the results away from their domains are taken into account. However, this performance has had a recent sharp drop. In the last three games as column two, returned to the house empty-handed.
The headaches of technician Dieter Hecking in relation to the contusions are much greater. Defensive players Fabian Johnson (nine matches in the 2017/2018 German Championship, one goal) and Tobias Strobl (without performances) are in injury treatment; the Laslo Benes (one game, no goal), Christoph Kramer (14 games, one goal) and Ibrahima Traore (three games without a goal); and striker Raul Bobadilla (seven games, no goal).
That means the coach must wait for further tests and the positioning of the medical department to know who he can count on in the game this Friday.
History of matches Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Monchengladbach
Frankfurt have not lost to Monchengladbach for four games. However, three of those games finished tied. The only victory came in the first round of the current Bundesliga season when, as a visitor, he scored 1-0.
The small difference between the teams in the table indicates a fairly balanced confrontation. Borrusia has a more consistent campaign and Frankfurt has more ups and downs. The recent sequence of better results from the Frankfurt team indicates the hunch in the constituents. This represents a return of 2.30 on Bet365’s betting platform. Draw has a prize of 3.40 and visitor success triples the investment. Quotes were in effect at 13:39 on 1/24/2018.