While Eintracht Frankfurt will hope to bounce back after being knocked out of the DFB Pokal by Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke will look to make it two wins in two.
Christian Gross’ side ended a torrid run of 30 games without a win after their morale-boosting victory against Hoffenheim on Saturday. Eintracht, on the other hand, relied on two penalties from Andre Silva to beat Mainz 2-0 in their last league game.
Qualifying for European football will be Eintracht’s aim this season, and they need to beat Schalke to keep pace with rivals Union Berlin and Wolfsburg.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke Head-to-head
The head-to-head record between the two sides is even. Both sides have won 34 games each in the Bundesliga, while 24 have ended in stalemates.
More recently, however, Eintracht have had the upper hand, winning four of the last six games between the two sides.
The hosts are also on a better run of form at the moment, having won their last three games in the Bundesliga.
Eintracht Frankfurt form guide: L-D-W-W-W
Schalke form guide: D-L-L-L-W
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke Team News
Eintracht Frankfurt manager Adi Hutter has said that Amin Younes will be assessed ahead of the game after picking up a knock in their cup defeat. He may still play a part in the game from the bench.
However, Ragnar Ache will not be available as he continues to recover from a thigh injury.
Injured: Ragnar Ache
Doubtful: Amin Younes
Christian Gross has revealed that Salif Sane and Omar Mascarell may take part in the game pending a last-minute assessement.
Nassim Boujellab (tooth inflammation) and Alessandro Schopf will be out, alongside Steven Skrzybski and Goncalo Paciencia.
Injured: Nassim Boujellab, Alessandro Schopf, Steven Skrzybski, Goncalo Paciencia
Doubtful: Salif Sane, Omar Mascarell
Unavailable: Nassim Boujellab
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke Predicted Lineups
Eintracht Frankfurt Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Kevin Trapp; Evan N'Dicka, Martin Hinteregger, David Abraham; Filip Kostic, Djibril Sow, Mokoto Hasebe, Erik Durm; Daichi Kamada, Aymen Barkok; Andre Silva
Schalke Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Ralf Fährmann; Timo Becker, Ozan Kabak, Matija Nastasic, Sead Kolasinac; Benjamin Stambouli, Suat Serdar; Amine Harit, Benito Raman, Mark Uth; Matthew Hoppe
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke Prediction
Schalke’s form in general has been poor, and they only won their first game of the season last weekend. However, they seem to have a game plan under Gross. Eintracht, on the other hand, will be confident considering their recent run in the league.
The win against Hoffenheim will definitely add a spring to Schalke’s step, and we expect Die Knappen to match Eintracht for intensity early in the game. The question is whether or not they can keep it up for the full 90 minutes. We think that they can, and we are predicting a draw.
Score prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Schalke
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