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

THE FACTS

When does Schalke 04 vs Eintracht Frankfurt kick off? Sunday 15th December, 2019 – 17:00 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Schalke 04 vs Eintracht Frankfurt 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 Schalke 04 vs Eintracht Frankfurt in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Schalke 04 vs Eintracht Frankfurt?

Schalke 04 – https://store.schalke04.de/tickets/schalke-04-spiele/alle-spiele/

Eintracht Frankfurt – https://www.eintracht.de/tickets/

What was the score in the last meeting between Schalke 04 & Eintracht Frankfurt? Schalke 04 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

THE TEAM NEWS

SCHALKE 04

  • Schalke suffered their first defeat in six Bundesliga games and only their second in 12 last weekend, going down 2-1 away to Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Nastasic has been ruled out after missing the trip to Leverkusen so McKennie will fill in at centre-back again alongside Kabak, with Sane and Stambouli both long-term absentees.
  • Uth has been ruled out for the remaining games of the year and youngster Kutucu is a doubt, leaving coach Wagner short of striking options.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Nubel; Kenny, Kabak, McKennie, Oczipka; Serdar, Mascarell; Caligiuri, Harit, Raman; Burgstaller

Unavailable: Uth (Injured), Nastasic (Injured), Stambouli (Injured), Sane (Injured), Schopf (Injured)

Doubtful: Kutucu (Injured)

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT

  • Eintracht Frankfurt scraped through to the last 32 of the Europa League in midweek despite losing 3-2 at home to Vitoria Guimaraes, and they have taken just one point from their last four Bundesliga games.
  • Captain Abraham continues his domestic ban so Toure or N'Dicka will come back into the defence, and midfielder Kohr is also suspended.
  • Dost returned to the squad in midweek but he is being managed carefully, while fellow striker Joveljic is also available again following an illness.

Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Ronnow; Toure, Hasebe, Hinteregger; Da Costa, Sow, Rode, Kostic; Kamada, Gacinovic; Goncalo Paciencia

Unavailable: Russ (Injured), Trapp (Injured), Abraham (Suspended), Kohr (Suspended)

Doubtful: Lucas Torro (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

Eintracht Frankfurt have been poor of late, particularly on their travels, and look like they need the winter break. Schalke have been strong at home this season, with their only defeat coming against Bayern back in August, and with the extra rest they should prevail in this one.

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