VfL Wolfsburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
The fifth matchday in the Bundesliga is in the starting blocks and after the teams have faced each other in the Champions League and the Europa League, it is all about important points again in the Beletage of German football this coming weekend. After the first four match days, a slight trend can already be seen in which direction it could go. On Sunday at 7:30 p.m. there will be a duel between the league leaders from Wolfsburg and Eintracht from Frankfurt. Find out what we think about this match in our Wolfsburg vs Frankfurt tip.
If we take a closer look at the Bundesliga table, we see the Wolves from Lower Saxony at the top. Coach Mark van Bommel’s team has won all four of its games and is already two points ahead of second-placed Munich. The upcoming opponents from Frankfurt are still waiting for their first win after three draws and one defeat. Currently, the Hessians are only in 15th place.
Wolfsburg – Frankfurt Info
– Date & Time: 19.09.2021, at 19:30 hrs.
– Venue: Wolfsburg, Volkswagenarena
– Competition: Bundesliga, Matchday 5
– TV broadcast: DAZN
Wolfsburg Form & Balance Check
Who would have expected such a start to the season after the rather poor performance in the 1st round of the DFB Cup? Certainly no one, if we are completely honest. The Wolves are the only team in the Bundesliga to have won all of their first four games. Coach Mark van Bommel must also have been pleased with the manner. Last weekend, a commanding 2-0 win over promoted Fürth was on the score sheet. The Wolves took an early 1-0 lead through Nmecha and the Lower Saxons then managed the result before Weghorst scored a penalty in the first minute of injury time to make the final score 2-0.
Faltered against Lille
The Wolves earned a point at OSC Lille to kick off the new CL season. The French were the dominant team for long stretches of the game and that was also reflected in the statistics. 17:2 shots on goal for the French were recorded after the match and the Lower Saxons can thank Koen Casteels first and foremost that they left this match without conceding a goal. Of course, Brooks’ yellow card did not necessarily play into VfL’s favour. Nevertheless, the Wolves are still unbeaten and that should continue against Frankfurt.
Wolfsburg facts and analysis
– Top of the Bundesliga table
– Won all four games
– Last 2:0 win against Fürth
Frankfurt form & balance check
Frankfurt Eintracht fans can’t really be satisfied with their team’s start to the season. After the opening defeat against BVB, the next three games only resulted in a draw. Of course, the loss of three points is also reflected in the standings. There, the Hessians are only in 15th place. On the last matchday, they did manage a point with a 1-1 draw against the Swabians from Stuttgart. Eintracht showed morale against VfB and managed to get a point despite being behind.
Miserable mood in the team?
If we are to believe the media reports, the mood in the Frankfurt Eintracht team has been better before. Above all, the departures of coach Adi Hütter and goal-scorer Andre Silva are said not to have necessarily improved the climate within the club. In any case, coach Oliver Glasner still needs a little time to transfer his game idea to the team. We can therefore be curious to see how the Hessians will do against Wolfsburg next Sunday.
Frankfurt facts and analysis
– Still without a win
– Many departures to lament
– New coach with Oliver Glasner
Predicted line-up – last update on 17 September 2021
There is not a single reason why coach Mark van Bommel would have to make changes to the first eleven for the Wolves from Lower Saxony. The first four games have all been won and VfL will once again start with a 4-2-3-1. The upcoming opponents from Frankfurt, on the other hand, are likely to start the game with a familiar 4-3-3. Hauge, Borre and Kostic will start up front.
Wolfsburg – Frankfurt direct comparison & Statistics
Both teams have faced each other 45 times in their history. In recent years, there has always been plenty of excitement in this duel. The VfL has won 20 times, while the Adler from Frankfurt have won 11 times. In addition, there have been 14 draws.
The winner of the last encounter was Eintracht Frankfurt.
– VfL Wolfsburg have not lost any of their last 6 matches
– When VfL Wolfsburg leads 1-0 in home matches, they win 87% of the games
– Eintracht Frankfurt has not won any of their last 6 away matches