Eintracht Frankfurt vs Koln 14/02/21
Eintracht Frankfurt will be looking to snap a three-game winless Bundesliga run against Koln (D2, L1) when the two sides meet at the Deutsche Bank Park this weekend.
In-form Frankfurt have gone unbeaten in nine Bundesliga games on the bounce (W7, D2) since losing away at Wolfsburg 2-1 on Matchday 11, a sequence that saw them break into the top-four for the first time this season. Indeed, they are the only side yet to lose a Bundesliga fixture in 2021 (W6, D1), racking up the division-high 21 points in the process. Additionally, Adi Hutter’s men have been finding the net practically at will in the recent period, scoring 2+ match goals in each of their nine Bundesliga outings preceding this encounter. ‘Die Adler’ seem likely to add to that tally now, as they take on a side they’ve scored 3.2 goals on the average per game against across their last five top-flight H2Hs held at this venue.
Meanwhile, Koln have won three of their last four Bundesliga games (L1), one more than they had in the previous 16 such outings (D6, L8), building a four-point lead over relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld in the process. Surprisingly, ‘Die Geißböcke’ boast the best percentage in terms of the points returned away from home this Bundesliga campaign, having accrued 71.43% of their total top-flight points on the road. However, conceding the opener could prove fatal to Koln’s hopes of improving their haul of 15 points collected away from home, as they’ve failed to win any of their four Bundesliga trips in which they shipped the first goal this season (D1, L3). That said, their tally of only five second-half away goals scored is one of the league’s worst.