Eintracht Frankfurt 5-8-2, FC Schalke 04 1-4-10
1/17/21 3 pm
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Eintracht Frankfurt is hosting FC Schalke 04 at Commerzbank Arena in round 16 in the German Bundesliga.
Eintracht was on a 3-game winning streak in Bundesliga, but they broke their streak against Leverkusen in the DFB Pokal earlier this week. Eintracht has lost only 1 of their last 8 Bundesliga games, and they are now in 9th place with 23 points, 25 scored goals, and 23 conceded goals. Eintracht was playing against Mainz on the road, and they were the better team in this game with 60% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 76% of the correct passes. Eintracht has scored 2 goals from 2 penalty kicks in this game, and they have deservedly won this match 0-2. Andre Silva has scored 11 goals for Eintracht so far this season, while Dost added 4 goals. Kamada has added 4 assists. Ache is the only injured player for Eintracht at this time. Eintracht is still on the Europa League spot hunt, but they are now 5 points away, and if they want to get there, Eintracht must keep winning games, and even then, it will be hard because they don’t depend only on themselves.
Schalke is alive! Schalke has 2 of their last 3 games, but they are still in the last place in the Bundesliga standings with only 7 points, only 12 scored goals, and massive 39 conceded goals. Schalke is now 7 points away from safety, and 5 points away from the relegation playoffs. Schalke’s latest win was against Hoffenheim in Bundesliga at home. Schalke has had 40% of ball possession in this match, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 74% of the correct passes. Schalke has had the best game of the season, on both ends, and Matthew Hoppe has scored a hat-trick. Schalke has won this game 4-0. With these three goals, Hoppe is now the leading goalscorer for Schalke with 3 goals, while Uth and Raman added 2 goals. Harit has added 4 assists. Paciencia, Ludewig, Skrzybski, Boujellab, and Schopf are all injured for Schalke at the moment. And the really hard second part of the season is ahead of Schalke, and they will need a lot more than one Bundesliga win they have right now. Honestly, I think it would be better for Schalke to get relegated because it will give them the opportunity to rebuild their team properly, but I’m sure they are not thinking the same.
Eintracht still hasn’t lost a game this season at home, and they haven’t lost to Schalke in their last 9 home games. I was thinking of giving Schalke a look here, but with all the injuries they have, I will not. I will take Eintracht and goals at home.