2019-20 Bundesliga – Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke 04 Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke 04 kick off? Wednesday 17th June, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke 04 being played? Commerzbank-Arena

Where can I get tickets for Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke 04? No tickets are available as Bundesliga 1 matches are currently taking place behind closed doors

What TV channel is Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke 04 on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke 04 in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Bet365 subscribers can stream German Bundesliga matches so it is worth checking their schedule

THE TEAM NEWS

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT

  • Eintracht Frankfurt were thankful that a game-changing red card helped them overturn a half-time deficit in their away game at Hertha on Sunday as the away side demonstrated a ruthless streak against the 10-man hosts.
  • Frankfurt trailed at the break but the red card on the stroke of half-time turned the game in their favour as goals from Bas Dost and Evan N’Dicka as well as a brace from Andre Silva sealed a 1-4 win for the visitors.
  • They will now hope to build on that as they return to home soil and will be confident of doing so against struggling Schalke 04, especially when they boast an almost full squad to choose from with Gelson Fernandes the only meaningful absentee.

SCHALKE 04

  • Schalke 04’s wait for a win was prolonged for yet another game but they will be content with their efforts in earning a point from their clash with Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend in what was their second consecutive draw.
  • After Daniel Caligiuri's penalty had put Schalke ahead just after the break, it appeared as though they would pick up their first win in 13 Bundesliga matches but Juan Miranda put through his own net in the final 10 minutes as the hosts failed to hang on.
  • They now come into this game with an unclear mindset following that late setback as they would have taken a point before kick-off but their chances in this game are harmed by the suspension of captain Caligiuri.

THE PREDICTION

Schalke 04 came close to ending their long winless run in the Bundesliga but conceded a goal in the final 10 minutes against Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend and had to settle for a point. They now head to Eintracht Frankfurt who took full advantage of playing a half against 10 men as they put four past Hertha to earn all three points. The hosts will leapfrog the away side in the table with victory and with a place in the top half of the table the incentive, Frankfurt can extend Schalke’s wait for a win by adding a defeat to their record and make it 14 games without a victory.

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