Freiburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt: probable lineup, match stats and LIVE blog!
What offensive influence will make the difference when Freiburg and Wooyeong Jeong host Filip Kostic’s Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday (kick off 3:30 p.m. CET)?
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Even in his new attacking role, Jeong couldn’t stop Freiburg succumbing to a first loss of the season when they were beaten 2-1 away at Bayern Munich two weeks ago. Despite the fact that the last unbeaten status of the Bundesliga has disappeared, the Black Forest club remain in third place and just two points behind Borussia Dortmund in second place this weekend. At the other end of the pitch, Christian Streich’s side still have the meanest defense in the division, having conceded just nine times. Goalkeeper Mark Flekken is second in saves, while left winger and captain Christian Günter has had a good time in international service with Germany. Club record scorer Nils Petersen is unlikely to be fit in time after a knee injury.
Kostic and Frankfurt have lost just two more games, but find themselves 11 places below their hosts. Scoring goals has been their problem, with the Serbian winger being the club’s co-top scorer in the Bundesliga with just two goals, alongside Jens Petter Hauge and Rafael Borre. It was the latter’s 94th-minute goal that saw Eintracht win 2-1 away from Greuther Fürth last time around, adding to his only other league win this season, in Munich. . Coach Oliver Glasner experienced two up front, playing Borre alongside Sam Lammers, but the Colombian is expected to get the green light with this game on Sunday after a FIFA World Cup qualifier in North America. South Tuesday evening.
To concern: Frankfurt take victory over Greuther Fürth in added time
- Vincenzo Grifo is one of three Freiburg players with three top goals. The Italy international was also the last Freiburg player to be sent off about two years ago against Frankfurt.
- Freiburg are the only Bundesliga side this season not to have scored in the last 15 minutes of matches.
- Die Breisgauer have won only one of their last eight meetings with Frankfurt (D4, L3).
- Borre joined Kostic and Hauge on two goals for the season last time. Frankfurt is nevertheless the second best scorer (12 goals) of the teams apart from the last three.
- Kostic is scoreless in 10 career meetings with Freiburg, but produced four assists in the game, including two in a 3-1 home win last season.
- Eintracht have scored goals in stoppage time in their last three consecutive competitive games.
Freiburg: Flekken – Gulde, Lienhart, Heintz – Kübler, Eggestein, Höfler, Günter (c) – Jeong, Höler, Grifo
Outside: Petersen (knee), Schmid (fitness match)
Doubtful: Sallai (knee), N. Schlotterbeck (thigh)
Coach: Christian streich
Frankfurt: Trapp – Tuta, Hinteregger (c), N’Dicka – Touré, Sow, Jakic, Kostic – Kamada, Lindström – Borre
Outside: Lenz (thigh), Paciencia (thigh)
Coach: Olivier Glasner