Eintracht Frankfurt vs Dortmund Prediction and Match Preview

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Dortmund Prediction and Match Preview

Bundesliga | Gameweek 9
Oct 29, 2023 at 2.30pm UK
Deutsche Bank Park (Frankfurt am Main)

All attention will be focused on Deutsche Bank Park as Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund go head-to-head in the ninth round of the Bundesliga.

Die Adler are looking to extend their winning streak following recent triumphs over Heidenheim and Hoffenheim.

Nevertheless, Borussia Dortmund presents a more formidable challenge for the home team. The experienced midfielder Mario Gotze is a major doubt for the match, and Kevin Trapp, Kristijan Jakic, Sebastian Rode, Simon Simoni, and Mehdi Loune remain sidelined with injuries.

On the other hand, the Yellow-Blacks secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Werder Bremen in their recent fixture, with Julian Brandt scoring the decisive goal.

Borussia Dortmund is currently on a five-game winning streak in the German top flight. However, we are inclined to bet on a draw this time, as Frankfurt has shown signs of improvement in recent performances.

Julian Ryerson is expected to recover in time to face Frankfurt, while Youssoufa Moukoko, Julien Duranville, and Mateu Morey are still sidelined with injuries.

Team Updates:

Frankfurt will be without Simon Simoni and club captain Sebastian Rode due to elbow and calf injuries, respectively. Kristijan Jakic continues to struggle with a knee injury and is unlikely to feature.

Toppmoller’s only probable change from their last 3-1 win against Hoffenheim might be to include goalscorer Knauff in the lineup, possibly in place of Philipp Max.

For Dortmund, there are concerns about Emre Can’s fitness after he was substituted before halftime against Newcastle. He is expected to join Brandt on the sidelines due to thigh injuries, although their absence is not expected to be prolonged.

Salih Ozcan may replace Can in the midfield, while Karim Adeyemi could be introduced into the visitors’ attack to provide a fresh dimension after being out of favor in recent weeks.

Julian Duranville, Mateu Morey, and Youssoufa Moukoko remain sidelined due to injuries, with Julian Ryerson not likely to recover from recent illness in time for Sunday’s match.