21.04.2019
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Battle of European hopefuls

The key facts and figures on the home match against Eintracht Frankfurt.

VfL Wolfsburg welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Volkswagen Arena on Monday 22 April (kick-off 20:30 CEST), with both sides looking to pick up vital points in the battle for the European places. Eintracht have enjoyed an impressive campaign to date and have hopes of playing UEFA Champions League football next season, while the Wolves are aiming for fifth or sixth position, which would guarantee them direct qualification for the Europa League. It’s all set, therefore, for an intriguing and evenly matched contest. Both teams suffered setbacks in the league last time out, with the Eagles losing 3-1 at home to FC Augsburg and VfL falling to a 2-0 defeat at RB Leipzig.

  • The last four meetings between the Wolves and Frankfurt have all been won by the respective away team.
     
  • VfL striker Daniel Ginczek has been involved in five goals in his last five games against Eintracht, scoring three and providing two assists.
     
  • That includes the 2-1 win in Frankfurt earlier this season, when the 28-year-old set up the opening goal for Admir Mehmedi before netting himself in the 68th minute.
     
  • The Wolves have won three of their last four home matches, but they take on a Frankfurt side who are unbeaten in six Bundesliga games on the road and have won each of the last three.
     
  • VfL head coach Bruno Labbadia has never lost to Frankfurt. In 10 Bundesliga encounters with the Eagles, he’s claimed five wins and five draws, while his teams have only conceded five goals.
     
  • Eintracht defender Makoto Hasebe made 135 appearances for VfL from 2008 to 2013. He registered five goals and 19 assists and was part of the team that won the title in 2009.

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