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Eintracht Frankfurt vs. RB Leipzig: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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          Eintracht Frankfurt vs. RB Leipzig: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

          The upcoming clash between Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga promises to be an intriguing encounter, even as both teams have already secured their primary objectives for the season. This match, set for Saturday, will see Eintracht, currently 6th in the league, face off against Leipzig, who are sitting in 4th place. Here’s an in-depth look at the context and what we can expect from this fixture.

          Date: 18/05/2024

          Kick-off time: 14:30

          Location: Waldstadion

          Eintracht Frankfurt have enjoyed a solid campaign, finding themselves comfortably in 6th place with 46 points from 33 matches. This positioning ensures them a spot in next season’s Europa League, reflecting a marginal improvement from last season’s 7th-place finish. Under the guidance of manager Dino Toppmöller, Eintracht have been consistent, aiming to build on their current points tally to come as close as possible to last season’s 50 points.

          The standout performer for Eintracht this season has been Omar Marmoush. The Egyptian attacking midfielder has been pivotal, contributing 12 goals and 6 assists, making him the team’s top scorer. His creative flair and goal-scoring prowess have been integral to Eintracht’s attack. Additionally, defender Willian Pacho has been a key figure at the back, providing stability and resilience in defence.

          Even though Eintracht have already secured their Europa League spot, there is still a sense of pride and a desire to finish the season on a high. A victory against a strong Leipzig side would be a statement of their quality and intent going into the next season.

          RB Leipzig, currently in 4th place with 64 points, have had a season that meets expectations without necessarily exceeding them. Securing a top-four finish and thus a place in next year’s Champions League was the minimum goal for Leipzig, and they have achieved this with games to spare. Under Marco Rose’s management, Leipzig have displayed a solid but perhaps not spectacular campaign, maintaining their status as one of Germany’s top teams.

          Leipzig’s squad boasts several standout players, with young Dutch midfielder Xavi Simons being one of the most exciting talents in Europe. His creativity and vision have been a significant asset to the team. Striker Loïs Openda has been another crucial player, finishing the season as the team’s top scorer with 28 goals, showcasing his lethal finishing ability. Additionally, defender David Raum has contributed significantly to Leipzig’s defensive and offensive play, providing balance and versatility.

          With their Champions League spot secure, Leipzig might not have the same level of urgency as Eintracht, but they will undoubtedly aim to end the season strongly, potentially looking to build momentum for their European campaign next year.

          The recent meetings between Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig have been closely contested, with each side winning two of the last five encounters, and one match ending in a draw. The last time they faced each other earlier in the season, Eintracht secured a narrow 1-0 victory, a result they will be keen to replicate.

          From a tactical perspective, Eintracht under Toppmöller are likely to focus on leveraging the creative talents of Marmoush to unlock Leipzig’s defence. Their approach may involve quick transitions and exploiting spaces behind Leipzig’s backline, especially with Pacho providing solidity at the back to thwart Leipzig’s attacking threats.

          Leipzig, on the other hand, will probably rely on the dynamism of Simons and the clinical finishing of Openda. Marco Rose’s side may look to control possession and utilise Raum’s ability to support both defensive duties and offensive transitions effectively. Leipzig’s challenge will be to break down a potentially resolute Eintracht defence while maintaining their defensive discipline to avoid being caught on the counter.

          Although both teams have achieved their primary goals for the season, this match offers a final opportunity to conclude the campaign with a positive result. For Eintracht, a win would be a fitting end to a season of progress, reinforcing their credentials as a competitive force in the Bundesliga. For Leipzig, a victory would reaffirm their status as a top-four team and set a positive tone heading into their Champions League preparations.

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          Team News

          Eintracht Frankfurt Team News:

          Sasa Kalajdzic, Sebastian Rode and Nnamdi Collins seem likely to miss out for the home side once again.

          The likes of Aurélio Buta and Hugo Larsson will be hoping to have done enough to be named in the starting lineup for this one.

          RB Leipzig Team News:

          Xavi Simons will be available for selection again after serving a suspension and should come back into the starting lineup in what could be his final appearance for the club.

          Xaver Schlager, however, remains a long-term absentee.

          Form Guide

          Eintracht Frankfurt are entering this game fairly out of form having won just one of their last five games. Eintracht's latest outing was a 1-1 draw away at Borussia Monchengladbach, where Éric Junior Dina Ebimbe netted a first-half equaliser for the visitors which turned out to be the final goal of the game.

          Prior to that came successive losses as Dino Toppmöller's men fell to defeats against Borussia Dortmund (1-5) and Bayern Munich (2-1). However, Eintracht did register a win shortly before their current three-match winless run as they toppled Augsburg 3-1, with the goals coming from Farès Chaïbi, Hugo Ekitike and Omar Marmoush. That win was preceded by a resounding 3-0 loss at Stuttgart.

          Leipzig's form, by contrast, is very good as they head into this one unbeaten in their last five matches, winning three of those. Their last two outings have resulted in successive 1-1 draws against Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim, with Benjamin Šeško grabbing the goal in both games.

          Before that came a three-match win streak, where Leipzig hammered Borussia Dortmund 4-1, courtesy of Loïs Openda, Šeško, Mohamed Simakan and Christoph Baumgartner, a result that came after wins against Heidenheim (2-1) and Wolfsburg (3-0), with the goals in those games coming from Šeško, Openda and Dani Olmo.

          Away from home Leipzig have been very strong recently, going unbeaten in their last five on the road while winning three of their last four.

          Footy Accumulators Prediction

          Despite the fact Eintracht ran out 1-0 winners the last time these two sides met, both teams are midst very different runs of form this time around and recent showings definitely favour the visitors here. Leipzig have a much stronger side in terms of individual quality and their away form has been very good, so this feels like a very good opportunity for them to chalk three points on the board for a final time this season. Eintracht Frankfurt 1-3 RB Leipzig.

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