Eintracht Frankfurt have been one of the surprise packages of the Bundesliga this season and they have also found success in other competitions. They will now face a tough test at home, where they will host Gladbach on Sunday. Gladbach met a really tough loss in their last match but had won three in a row prior to that.
Date/Time: 2-17-2019, 09:30 EST
Spread: Gladbach +0.25
Total: 2.75 Goals
Eintracht Frankfurt (9-6-6) are coming off a really great performance in the Europa League. They were up against Shakhtar Donetsk in the cold Ukraine but escaped with a 2-2 draw from that first leg. Frankfurt now have four consecutive draws in all competitions and are undefeated in their last five (1-0-4). They are currently sitting at the 6th spot of the Bundesliga with 33 points. They have just as many points as Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen below them. Frankfurt have been really solid at home so far in the league (5-3-2). They have won eight of their last 11 home matches in all competitions. But they have failed to keep a single clean sheet in each of the last six. In addition, they score an average of 2.3 goals per home match and concede 1.3 in the process.
On the other hand, Gladbach (13-5-3) will surely be feeling frustrated about the outcome of their last match. They hosted Hertha Berlin and it was actually a pretty balanced match overall. But their opponents took the lead in the first half and scored two more in the second to win by 3-0. That win came to put an end to Gladbach’s three-match winning streak prior to that. Gladbach are still sitting at the 3rd spot of the league table with 42 points. They are just one point ahead of RB Leipzig and six points behind Bayern Munich. Both teams have played one more match though. Gladbach have been quite competitive on the road so far (4-4-3) but won just two of their last five (2-2-1). Moreover, four of their last five away matches featured Under 2.5 Goals.
Gladbach were great when they hosted Frankfurt earlier in the season, beating them by 1-3. But that was their first win after a five-match win-less streak against this opponent (0-2-3). Even so, Gladbach have fared well in this venue over the years and have lost just twice in the last decade (5-2-2).
Frankfurt’s home matches usually feature a lot of goals, with 8 of their 10 there featuring at least Over 2.5 Goals. Both teams have been really great this season and it is really hard to pick a winner here. Maybe they will split the points but I feel better with the Over 2.75 Goals here.
Bundesliga Eintracht Frankfurt vs Gladbach Prediction: Over 2.75 Goals (-126)
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