Eintracht Frankfurt will be welcoming Borussia Dortmund on the 8th of January (6:30 PM) at the Deutsche Bank Park. This will their first game after the winter break.
Frankfurt are currently sitting at the 6th position in the Bundesliga with 27 points in their 17 games. Borussia Dortmund will try to avoid slipping any further in the title race. Dortmund are in the 2nd position with 34 points from 17 games.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund: Match Preview
Eintracht Frankfurt are in fine form winning 4 out of their last five games scoring 14 in the process. Frankfurt defeated Mainz 1-0 in their last game before the winter break.
Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga form: W W W L W
On the other hand, the visitors have dropped 8 points in their last 5 games to go further behind the leaders. Dortmund were defeated by Hertha BSC 3-2 in a thrilling encounter before the break. Dortmund thrashed Frankfurt 5-2 when these two met earlier in the season.
Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga form: L W D L W
Eintracht Frankfurt team news
Danny Da Costa and Lindstrom are set to miss their game against the black and the yellows after testing positive for COVID-19. Aymen Barkok will be on international duty representing Morocco at the AFCON cup. Jens Petter Hauge and Christopher Lenz are also sidelined due to injuries.
Although, Goncalo Paciencia and Kristijan Jakic returned to training and will be pushing to get their names on the team sheet against Dortmund.
Eintracht Frankfurt Starting XI
Trapp; Tuta, Hinteregger, N’Dicka; Chandler, Jakic, Sow, Kostic; Borre, Kamada; Paciencia
Borussia Dortmund team news
Borussia Dortmund are one of the worst-hit teams with COVID-19. Dan-Axel Zagadou is the latest addition to the list of players testing positive for COVID-19. The Frenchman joins Marcel Schmelzer and Manuel Akanji and Mateu Morey.
Dortmund’s first-choice goalkeeper Gregor Kobel is also suffering from illness. In addition to that Roman Burki is also sidelined due to an ankle injury. Hence, Marwin Hitz would be required between the sticks. Marco Reus, Giovanni Reyna and Youssoufa Moukoko are also included in the lengthy list of Absentees.
Meanwhile, Mat Hummels is set to return after recovering from cold just in time.
Borussia Dortmund Starting XI
Hitz; Meunier, Hummels, Pongracic, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Can; Hazard, Brandt, Malen; Haaland
Match Prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt Vs Borussia Dortmund
The black and the yellows are struggling on away turfs accumulating just 10 points from their first eight away games this season. In addition, Frankfurt will be breathing fire to take revenge and continue their hot streak. It will be a high scoring affair. Frankfurt (2) – (3) Dortmund.