September 01, 2023 10:47 PM
Alex Sarwar

Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Cologne Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 German Bundesliga

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When is Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Cologne on and what time does it start? Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Cologne will take place on Sunday 3rd September, 2023 – 14:30 (UK)

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Eintracht Frankfurt deserve huge credit for their resolve and spirit away at Mainz last Sunday. After falling behind, they were expected to end up on the losing side after being reduced to ten men. But the visitors kept the score at 1-0 and staying in the game saw them rewarded late on. Omar Marmoush levelling things up in stoppage time to pinch Eintracht a point.

It’s been a hectic week for Eintracht on and off the pitch. After beating Levski Sofia 2-0 to advance into the Europa Conference League group stage this past Thursday, transfer deadline day saw them lose first-choice striker and French international Randal Kolo Muani to Ligue 1 champions PSG for a fee rising up to €90m with add ons.


FC Cologne could consider themselves unlucky to come away empty-handed away at Borussia Dortmund, losing 1-0 after holding on for so long. But most recently vs Wolfsburg, Steffen Baumgart’s men will have come off the pitch bitterly disappointed, losing 1-2 after leading on the hour mark,

It took 55 minutes for the deadlock to be broken courtesy of Luca Waldschmidt. But Niko Kovac’s side hit back seven minutes later, Jonas Wind equalising for Wolfsburg. Arguably the Bundesliga most in-form forward right now, Wind added a second goal ten minutes later, his second consecutive brace to deny FC Cologne any points.



A concussion suffered on Thursday night rules out Kristijan Jakic, whilst Ansgar Knauff is suspended after that red card in Mainz. Having scored off the bench against Levski, Jessic Ngankam could well have earned the right to lead the line ahead of Marmoush as Eintracht embark on life without Kolo Muani.

PREDICTED XI (3-4-3): Trapp; Koch, Smolcic, Pacho; Ebimbe, Rode, Shkiri, Max; Lindstrom, Ngankam, Gotze

UNAVAILABLE: Alario (knee), Jakic (concussion), Knauff (Suspended), Loune (knee)

QUESTIONABLE: Aaronson (Injured)


Knee injuries continue to plague FC Cologne, with Florian Dietz, Noah Katterbach and Jan Thielmann all missing for that reason. Also out of this encounter are Davie Selke and Mark Uth, but they have been afforded a boost by the availability of Steffen Tigges, who may be thrown in from the start by Steffen Baumgart.

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Schwabe; Schmitz, Hubers, Chabot, Paqarada; Ljubicic, Martel; Carstensen, Kainz, Waldschmidt; Tigges

UNAVAILABLE: Dietz (knee), Katterbach (knee), Selke (muscular), Thielmann (knee), Uth (muscular)



Lots of eyes will be on Eintracht Frankfurt from an offensive perspective in particular following Kolo Muani’s departure, but Dino Toppmoller will have most likely prepared for such a scenario and will have a plan in place. Coming off the back of consecutive defeats, confidence within the FC Cologne camp will have been hit hard and Eintracht remain a very good Bundesliga outfit with plenty of strength-in-depth. That depth will be tested in this one, but Eintracht should come through it with home advantage in their favour. Utilise the draw no bet market to back an Eintracht Frankfurt victory.


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