Preview - Wolfsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt 23 April 19

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Match Day 30
Wolfsburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
Tuesday, April 23rd 2019
01:30am (GMT+8 Timing)

Last five matches form: L W L W L
Average goals per match: 1.62
Average goals against per match: 1.52
Top Scorer: Wout Weghorst (12)

Eintracht Frankfurt:
Last five matches form: W W W W L
Average goals per match: 1.97
Average goals against per match: 1.17
Top Scorer: Luka Jović (17)

Two sides for whom European football next season remains the ultimate objective lock horns at the VOLKSWAGEN ARENA on Match Day 30 in the Bundesliga as Wolfsburg play host to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Wolfsburg may be down in ninth spot headed into the weekend, but are still only two points off sixth and so still have a realistic shot at the Europa League, particularly should they pick up the three points in this one.

Eintracht arrive on a high having progressed to the semi-finals of the Europa League in midweek. Currently sitting in fourth though, it is qualification for the Champion's League which is their goal this season. With Gladbach only one point back in fifth, they don't have too much room for manoeuvre.

Wolfsburg came out on top in the reverse of this fixture with a 2-1 win in Frankfurt. Eintracht picked up the points with a 3-1 success in the game here last season

Ignacio Camacho, Koen Casteels and Marvin Stefaniak are all out for the home side. Eintracht will be without the injured trio of Taleb Tawatha, Timothy Chandler and Marc Stendera, in addition to the suspended Gelson Fernandes.

Wolfsburg have been up and down of late, but have been fairly consistent at home with just the one defeat in their past eight here, scoring two or more in five of their last seven.

Eintracht's eleven match unbeaten run in the league was brought to an end last time out as they surprisingly lost at home to Augsburg, and fans will be hoping that was merely a blip. They have lost only one of their last eleven on the road, impressively scoring two or more in eight of those games.

This looks to have the potential to be an entertaining encounter and we just favour the visitors to come out on top.

Prediction: Wolfsburg 2 - 3 Eintracht Frankfurt


Half time: 0 - 0
Full time: 1 - 1
Shots:  20 - 12
Shots on target: 8 - 3
Corner Kicks: 13 - 6
Possession: 59% - 41%

Maximilian Arnold and Marcel Tisserand were booked for the home side in this one, with referee Marco Fritz also taking the names of Luka Jovic, Sebastian Rode and Goncalo Paciencia of the visitors.

This was a pretty smart performance from Wolfsburg against an Eintracht side who have been in good form of late. On top in all the key stats, they nevertheless looked like coming away with nothing at all to show for their efforts, until a late goal salvaged a point - which was really the least that they deserved.

Both sides looked threatening at times in the first half, with the bulk of the chances falling to the home side. 0-0 at the break though.

Wolfsburg then went close towards the start of the second half when Robin Knoche thumped a header off the underside of the crossbar, and again soon after when a near 30-yard volley from Maximilian Arnold struck the left hand post.

It was left to Eintracht to break the deadlock in the 78th minute. Scruffy goal this one. A strike from the left edge of the area being scuffed and deflected towards the defending Josuha Guilavogui who didn't deal with it, allowing Jonathan De Guzman to nip in and slot into the bottom left from around five yards out to the right.

Then, in the very last minute, the home side equalised. Felix Klauss breaking down the right and doing well to beat his man and move into the area before laying the ball across for the waiting John Brooks to slot in from six yards. 1-1 final score.

Wolfsburg stay ninth but lose a little ground in the European race, now lying four points adrift of sixth placed Hoffenheim.

Eintracht remain in fourth spot, but stretch their lead over fifth placed Borussia Mönchengladbach - who lost to RB Leipzig - to two points.

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