Eintracht Frankfurt v Union Berlin: Bundesliga Action on Match-day 8
Champion’s League hopefuls Union Berlin, travel to Frankfurt on Saturday, as first takes on seventh in the League.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Bundesliga season, has so far seen them gain 11 points, going into this game
A loss to Stuttgart away, and then Wolfsburg at home is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Bundesliga. Frankfurt will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.
Also, Frankfurt keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four meetings is astonishing this season. Their position is seventh in the League and they have 11 points, that is, 3W, 2L and 2D having won three fixtures, drawn two games, and lost two matches.
Frankfurt have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two fixtures of their four League matches at home this season.
Victory for Eintracht Frankfurt would take their points tally to 14 so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
Frankfurt have a good scoring record this season, with 14 netted so far (13 from open play and one penalty). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Daichi Kamada (4), Randal Kolo Muani (2), and Sebastian Rode (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Frankfurt so far, having conceded 13 goals in their last games so far.
It is likely that four key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Oliver Glasner and his Frankfurt team.
To retain first position in the Bundesliga is Union Berlin’s target this week
Union Berlin come to this game on the back of a 2-0 home win against Wolfsburg at An der Alten Forsterei.
Also, League leaders Union Berlin keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five fixtures is astonishing this season, who sit comfortably withing the Champion’s League qualification zone. With 17 points (5W – 0L and 2D), they currently sit top of the League having won five meetings and drawn two matches.
Union Berlin will travel to Frankfurt with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two wins and one draw.
The ultimate prize this season will be for Union Berlin to finish top of the Bundesliga and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.
Good atacking and defensive team
Union Berlin have shown a decent defensive solidity, having only conceded four goals in their previous matches. They have a good scoring rate of 15 goals. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Sheraldo Becker (6), Jordan Siebatcheu (3), and Sven Michel (2).
Eintracht Frankfurt v Union Berlin – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels Frankfurt and Union Berlin have faced each other 13 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Frankfurt’s favour (7 – 2). Also, Frankfurt are unbeaten in their last seven of the past 12 meetings against Union Berlin. April 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Eintracht Frankfurt took all three points winning 2-0.
Players to watch
For Frankfurt, Daichi Kamada is one of the top performing players after having scoredfour goals in seven League matches so far, while Sheraldo Becker scoredsix goals in seven League games this Bundesliga Season for Union Berlin.