Eintracht Frankfurt v Wolfsburg
Bundesliga. Kick-off: 5pm, Sunday 2nd December. Live on BT Sports 3
THE first review in weeks from me, and this game will be on the radar of most site readers this weekend I should imagine, especially those looking for goals.
Frankfurt are in blistering form, the stats pointing toward the home win, and probably an emphatic one too. Two of the most impressive are winning their last three at home, 14 scored to only 3 conceded, with 19 points ripped from a possible 21 in the Bundesliga to boot. Overs are an obvious consideration.
The front three of Jovic, Haller and Rebic are looking unplayable at times this season, breaking with pace and skill to score quality goals. The tall Frenchman Sebastien Haller also provides the physical presence to win aerial challenges, linking play and creating good attacking options. All three are developing a terrific understanding, their goals and assists this season bearing that out. A 4-0 Europa League hammering of Marseille in midweek showed the confidence running throughout the side.
So what of Wolfsburg?
After the battle to stay up last season, they are already in a much better position compared to this time last year.
Last week's gritty 1-0 victory against RB Leipzig was a game they could have easily got nothing from, the nature of their performance dominant but wasteful. They give everything to the cause, but all the good work can come undone in a moment, as a great effort from Leipzig`s Demme that thumped off a post showed.
The game featured a glaring miss from striker Daniel Ginczek, who pulled his effort wide when it was easier to score. At least he dusted himself down and kept going, as pacy full-back Jerome Rousillon got the winner from a Ginczek effort that came off the keeper from another ball over the top. Can they build on this stealthy climb to mid-table in Sunday's clash?
I tried to find an angle where 3-man defences are vulnerable to 3-man attacks, thinking that a four-man defence that includes the likes of 6 foot four John Brooks plus a wall of midfielders may poop the party so Wolfsburg could grind out a result.
Then I gave up because I`m not that clever.
Frankfurt are approaching every game with relish, and the quotes for goals in the match are reasonable to say the least.
Wolfsburg may set up to frustrate, but Wout Weghorst up front has a decent return so far so they could bag at least one.
After having a go at Ginczek, I'm half-tempted to have punt on him to score anytime as long as 10 shots at a suitable Fresian`s backside and stringed instrument/shovel combo is provided. I know I will eat my words……
The fixture history shows Wolfsburg are rarely pushovers in this match-up either, so let's hope there's a great game in store to round off the week, with some winners thrown in for good measure.
- Both teams to Score 3/4 (888Sport)
- Over 2.5 goals 17/20 (888Sport)
- John Brooks (Wolfsburg) to be carded 11/5 (888Sport)
- Anytime goalscorer Ante Rebic 9/5 (888Sport)
- Eintracht Frankfurt 4 – 2 Correct Score 50/1 (888Sport)
(Daniel Ginczek to score anytime is 3/1…9/1 first goal..I have to do this, nobody else does.)