Preview - Wolfsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt 20 September 21

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Match Day 5
Wolfsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Monday, September 20th, 2021
00:30am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: VOLKSWAGEN ARENA

Wolfsburg:   
Last five matches form: L W W W W
Average goals per match (20/21): 1.79
Average goals against per match (20/21): 1.09
Top Scorer (20/21): Wout Weghorst (20)

Eintracht Frankfurt:
Last five matches form: W L D D D
Average goals per match (20/21): 2.03
Average goals against per match (20/21): 1.56
Top Scorer (20/21): André Silva (28)

Four games into the new Bundesliga season, and just the one side is still in possession of a perfect record. And the side sitting pretty on top of the table with 12 points are last seasons fourth placed finishers, Wolfsburg. It's a potentially tricky fixture on Match Day 5 though, as the visitors to the VOLKSWAGEN STADIUM are an Eintracht Frankfurt outfit who ended last season in fifth spot.

It was honours even between these sides last season - Wolfsburg winning 2-1 in this one and Eintracht coming out on top in a 4-3 thriller in the reverse fixture.

Xaver Schlager, William, Bartosz Bialek and Paulo Otávio are all out injured for the home side. Sebastian Rode is the only confirmed absentee for the visitors at this stage.

Eintracht are yet to really hit stride this season. Battered at Dortmund on the opening day, they head into this on the back of three successive draws wit Augsburg, Arminia Bielefeld and Stuttgart.

Possibly the most impressive aspect of Wolfsburg's start is the fact that have conceded a total of only one goal across those opening four fixtures - their two previous home games resulting in 1-0 successes over Bochum and RB Leipzig. Again, solid at the back in a goalless draw at Lille in the Champion's League in midweek, they will be hoping to repeat that solid foundation here.

We favour the hosts here against a Frankfurt outfit who look to be struggling a little following the departure of André Silva.


Prediction: Wolfsburg 2 - 0 Eintracht Frankfurt




Harry85

Half time: 0 - 1
Full time: 1 - 1
Shots: 14 - 5
Shots on target: 6 - 2
Corner Kicks: 7 - 4
Possession: 60% - 40%
Referee: Felix Zwayer

Cards:
Wolfsburg: Gian-Luca Waldschmidt (Yellow), Josuha Guilavogui (Yellow)
Eintracht Frankfurt: Danny da Costa (Yellow), Djibril Sow (Yellow), kristijan Jakic (Yellow), Erik Durm (Yellow), Martin Hinteregger (Yellow), Evan N'Dicka (Yellow)

Goals:
38 minutes 0-1 (Sam Lammers): Eintracht attacking down the left. Filip Kostic found towards the left corner of the eighteen-yard box and digging out a ball into the centre. Fine finish from Lammers, sweeping home a guided left foot volley high into the left-hand side from almost on the penalty spot.

70 minutes 1-1 (Wout Weghorst): Brilliant work from Kevin Mbabu down the right-hand side, beating a couple of players as he moved into the area and pulling the ball back for Gian-Luca Waldschmidt. Waldschmidt's effort being well saved by Kevin Trapp but only palmed up into the air to the left. Predator Weghorst onto it around four yards out to force home into the right-hand side.



Analysis: Wolfsburg started the brighter of the two sides and came oh so close to taking an early lead. Wout Weghorst getting on the end of a corner from the left-hand side, only to see his header from around five yards out to the right come crashing back off the crossbar.

Eintracht grew into the game briefly, but long enough to take a lead. For the remainder of this it was all Wolfsburg, with the hosts dominating in terms of possession, territory and attempts at goal. As such the equaliser was thoroughly deserved when it arrived. And the hosts then thought they had won it in stoppage time, only for Lukas Nmecha's headed effort to be chalked off for offside.

League Standings: Wolfsburg second, only behind leaders Bayern on goal difference. Eintracht way down in 15th.



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