FC SCHALKE 04 - EINTRACHT FRANKFURT
Facts & Figures
A top of the league clash kicks off on Saturday when 2nd ranked Schalke will host the Eagles who are currently third in the standings (both are on 23 points). We did some number crunching for you - read all the facts and figures.
4 goals and 4 assists: Stefan Aigner
- The overall Bundesliga record against Schalke is pretty even: 76 league games, 27 Eintracht wins, 19 draws, 30 defeats.
- The last win of the Eagles against the Blues was a whapping 6-0 2nd round cup win in 2005/06 (Alex Meier scored a brace), Eintracht went on to reach the final in Berlin.
- The last away win ‘auf Schalke’ was in 1999 when SGE overcame a 2 goal deficit to win 3-2 on matchday 33. A week later they managed to avoid relegation with a historic 5-1 win against Kaiserslautern. A certain Jan-Aage Fjörtoft scored in both matches.
- It is the very first encounter between SGE and S04 with both teams being ranked in the top 3 of the standings.
- S04 are ranked 6th in the all-time standings, Eintracht are 4 spots behind on 10.
- In the last match at the Veltins Arena Eintracht’s Giorgos Tzavellas scored a record breaking 73m goal (final score 2-1 to Schalke).
- Schalke lost to Eintracht 11 times after leading 1-0, against no other team as often.
- It’s time to end a run – Eintracht have not won any of the last 12 Bundesliga encounters with Schalke, they do not have a streak as long against any other team.
- Only 3 promoted sides since 1963 managed a better record in their first 12 matches than Eintracht (23 points).
HERE AND NOW
- Schalke (54%) and Eintracht (52%) have the best duel success rates in the league so far this season.
- Both teams had 130 attempts on goal so far (only 3 teams are on more shots) with SGE converting 19.2% of them into 25 goals (2nd best conversion rate) – S04 scored ‘only’ 22.
- Schalke scored the most headed goals so far (8), Eintracht headed in 7 goals.
- The Blues won their last 4 home matches conceding only 1 goal (5 wins in 6 home games altogether, 1 defeat).
- Alex Meier scored 9 goals in the first 12 matches (current joint top scorer) – only Theofanis Gekas in 2010/11 and Tony Yeboah in 1993/94 had so far managed the same at Eintracht.
- Meier scored his 3rd brace of the season against Augsburg and 7 of SGE’s last 11 goals.
- Stefan Aigner scored 4 goals and assisted 4 already in his first ever Bundesliga season.
- Eintracht manager Armin Veh and Schalke’s Sporting Director Horst Heldt together won the title with Stuttgart in 2007.
Sources: Impire -- Opta -- eintracht.de