Wout Weghorst köpft dem im Strafraum.
29.05.2020
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Good omens

The Wolves have been something of a bogey team for Frankfurt at the Volkswagen Arena over the years.

Wout Weghorst köpft dem im Strafraum.

Following VfL’s scintillating 4-1 win away to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Tuesday, the Green-and-Whites are looking to consolidate sixth place in the table with another victory when Eintracht Frankfurt visit the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday 30 May (kick-off 15:30 CEST). The performance against Leverkusen, coupled with a glance at the history books, means Oliver Glasner’s charges can go into the game full of optimism. 
Facts and figures ahead of VfL’s game against Frankfurt  

  • Favourite opponents: The Wolves have won five of the last seven Bundesliga matches against Frankfurt, drawing one and losing one (a 3-1 reverse at home in January 2018).

  • Better luck next time: Frankfurt have only earned an average of 0.83 points per Bundesliga game against VfL. The only team they have a worse record against is Blau-Weiss 90 Berlin (0.50), stemming from two league encounters.

  • Personal best: Midfield engine Maximilian Arnold was involved in three goals in a single game for the first time in his career in the win over Leverkusen (one goal, two assists). He has now been directly involved in 11 goals in 2019/20 (four scored, seven assists), setting a new single-season personal best.

  • Slippery slope: Frankfurt have lost five of their last six Bundesliga matches, drawing the most recent one 3-3 against Freiburg. That stands in contrast to the start of 2020, when they earned ten points from a possible 12 in their first four outings of the second half of the season. 

  • Leaky backline: The Eagles have conceded at least three goals in each of their last four league assignments. If they were to extend that unwanted run to five games it would equal a club record set in autumn 1976.

  • Travel sick: Adi Hütter’s charges have the worst away record in the Bundesliga this season, having won just seven points from 13 matches. They are also the only team yet to keep a clean sheet on their travels. 

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