Eintracht Frankfurt meet 1. FC Köln away from home. With this starting eleven, coach Adi Hütter could send his team onto the pitch.
- Eintracht Frankfurt meets 1. FC Köln.
- There is still a small question mark behind Hinteregger’s commitment.
- SGE in the attack again with Andre Silva and Bas Dost.
Frankfurt – The international break is over and the Bundesliga continues. Eintracht Frankfurt travels to 1. FC Köln on the 4th matchday. It’s on paper SGE the favorite, because the hosts made a classic false start and have not yet had a single point on the credit side. In the first two games it was just not enough for a draw, only on the previous day of the match the FC had no chance in the derby against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Confidently to Cologne
Eintracht Frankfurt travels confidently and with a broad chest to Cologne, because the account already has seven points and third place in the table. Besides, the SGE still unbeaten. So that it stays that way in the cathedral city, the team of coach Adi Hütter must not underestimate the opponent. 1. FC Köln will do everything to get the first points and thus initiate a turnaround. Two important top performers may be missing at FC. Jonas Hector, captain of the team, is still suffering from the head injury he sustained during the away game in Bielefeld. In addition, the use of striker Sebastian Andersson is on the brink. The Swede even traveled to Munich during the week to have his knee problems treated. Whether the two players can play on Sunday is expected to be decided at short notice.
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At Eintracht Frankfurt The injured Ragnar Ache and Filip Kostic are still missing. It is not yet clear when the two professionals will be able to start training again. Again there are Evan Ndicka and Jetro Willems. But neither will be an option for the game in Cologne. Ndicka could be back in the squad next week, but Willems, who has been out for nine months, will take some time to catch up and play again in a competitive game Eintracht Frankfurt.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Small question mark behind the use of Hinteregger
Of course, Kevin Trapp will be in goal again, the undisputed number one of Eintracht Frankfurt. In front of him Adi Hütter sets up a chain of three, the composition of which is not yet entirely certain. Makoto Hasebe will be there, as will David Abraham, but there is a small question mark behind Martin Hinteregger’s commitment. In Austria’s international match in Romania, opponent Ciprian Deac did not catch the ball in a tackle, but only Hinteregger’s right ankle. After the game in which Hinteregger was substituted, the ankle looked pretty good. But if the injury is worse than expected, Hütter would have to reschedule. Then the hour of Tuta strikes, who is burning for his first starting eleven in the Bundesliga.
The midfield of Eintracht Frankfurt will probably begin like it did in the home game against TSG Hoffenheim. Steven Zuber on the left and Almamy Toure on the right play on the outside lanes, while Sebastian Rode and Stefan Ilsanker are again given preference over Djibril Sow and Dominik Kohr at headquarters. Daichi Kamada asserted himself in the position behind the top and will play in Cologne from the start. Coach Adi Hütter does not have a large selection in attack. After the failure of Ragnar Ache, there are only two strikers in the squad, Andre Silva and Bas Dost, but they are in excellent shape and have their place in the starting line-up anyway. (smr)