9/19/20 9:30 am
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Eintracht Frankfurt is welcoming Arminia Bielefeld to Commerzbank Arena in round 1 in German Bundesliga.
Eintracht has been hot and cold as of late, but they were able to win their DFB Pokal match against 1860 Munich on the road, Eintracht has had 72% of ball possession on this game, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and solid 82% of the correct passes. Eintracht has won this game 1-2. The last season was disappointing for Eintracht, and they ended up in 9th place with 45 points. Eintracht’s offense was solid with 59 scored goals, but their defense was bad with 60 conceded goals. Willems and N’Dicka are both injured, and they will miss the start of the season. The biggest signing for Eintracht is Zuber from Hoffenheim, while Silva was on loan at Eintracht last season, he has been bought from Milan permanently. Gacinovic, Torro, and Paciencia have all left Eintracht in the offseason. Eintracht is a good team, and while the last season was a disappointment for them, I see Eintracht fighting for the Europa League one again this season, which should be a lot easier when they are not playing in the Europa League.
Arminia is the newcomer to Bundesliga after dominantly winning Bundesliga 2 last season with 68 points, 10 points more than Stuttgart. Arminia was the best team in Bundesliga 2 last season with 65 scored goals, and only 30 conceded goals in 34 games. Arminia was playing against Rot-Weis Essen on the road in their DFB Pokal game, and they were the better team in that match with 67% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 85% of the correct passes. Despite their dominance in this match, Arminia has lost 1-0, and they have been knocked out of the competition. Voglsammer is the only injured player for Arminia at this time. There were a lot of arrivals and departures in Arminia in the offseason, but none of those transfers were notable, which means the core of this team is still here. It’s never easy being the newcomer to the league, especially the league strong as Bundesliga. Arminia Certainly won’t have an easy time securing their Bundesliga status, but they did well in Bundesliga 2, and I don’t think they are any worse than Werder, Koln, Stuttgart, or Hertha. It will be a tough season where Arminia will need every goal they can score, and every point they can win in their battle to stay in Bundesliga.
Eintracht is the better team in this matchup and the more experienced team. Arminia has lost their DFB Pokal game, while Eintracht has won theirs. I will stick with Eintracht at home in the opening weekend of the new Bundesliga season.