Bundesliga: RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt Match Preview
RB Leipzig welcome Eintracht Frannkfurt at the Red Bull Arena in Bundesliga round 6.The hosts are under the immense pressure as the season is rolling on, while Eintracht are slowly building the momentum up towards the last-season’s performances.
Date: Saturday, 23rd September 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET / 19:00 IST
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig.
T.V. Telecast: ESPN, Sky Sports, beIN Sports
Streaming links: Ronaldo7.net, Totalsportek.com
Red Bulls are sitting in the lower part of the table with seven points earned. They are struggling to achieve the consistency – mostly because they are now competing in UEFA Champions League, and their squad depth isn’t quite deep. Following the draw with Monchengladbach and the defeat in Augsburg, they are now winless for two games and they will be under the pressure as they host Eintracht.
Niko Kovac’s men snatched an important triumph on Wednesday in Cologne as they bested FC Koln with the minimal result of 0-1. After three games, they are now the second-best away team in Bundesliga with a draw and two victories. They are yet to concede a goal on the road this season, so their tactic for Leipzig visit is clear – sit back, defend, and wait for counter-attacking opportunities.
Gulacsi – Klostermann, Upamecano, Orban (c), Halstenberg – Demme, Kampl – Sabitzer, Forsberg – Werner, Poulsen
Absentees: Keita (suspended), Coltorti (muscular)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Hradecky – Abraham (c), Hasebe, Falette – Chandler, Fernandes, de Guzman, Gacinovic, Willems – Boateng, Haller
Absentees: Bätge (ankle), Besuschkow (adductor), da Costa (thigh), Fabian (back), Mascarell (Achilles), Meier (ankle), Regäsel (back), Rebic (knock)
Coach: Niko Kovac
Following the last season’s meetings, this will be only the third encounter between the two teams. Die Rotten Bullen triumphed on the home turf with the result of 3-0, but snatched a point from the 2-2 draw at Commerzbank-Arena.