Wolfsburg preview: Neck and neck
Eintracht host VfL Wolfsburg in a battle of two teams who suffered successive defeats prior to the international break.
The Eagles have struggled on their travels so far this term but remain a different proposition on their own turf, picking up more points at home (14) than any other Bundesliga side in 2019/20. Adi Hütter’s charges are looking to extend that impressive run against Wolfsburg on Saturday, but that is easier said than done against a side who have not lost at the Commerzbank-Arena since 2016. Eintracht’s top Bundesliga scorer Goncalo Paciencia (six goals) and strike partner Bas Dost, who faces his former employers for the first time, will look to put an end to that unbeaten run this weekend.
Little to cheer before the international break
The ninth-placed Eagles are currently level on 17 points with Oliver Glasner’s side, who occupy tenth spot in the Bundesliga table. Not only are the two teams neck and neck in the standings, they also go into Saturday’s game on the back of defeats in both the Bundesliga and UEFA Europa League. Eintracht were beaten 2-1 at Standard Liège before slipping to a 1-0 defeat in Freiburg, while the Wolves lost at home to KAA Gent (3-1) and Bayer Leverkusen (2-0).
While Eintracht thrashed Bayern Munich 5-1 on 2 November, VfL have not tasted victory in any competition since the beginning of October, when they beat promoted outfit Union Berlin on Matchday 7. Glasner’s side drew their next three games before suffering four successive defeats, including a heavy 6-1 DFB Cup second-round reverse to RB Leipzig - who travel to Eintracht in the last 16 of the competition next year.
Kick-off: Saturday 23 November, 15:30 CET, Bundesliga Matchday 12
Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt