| Eintracht Frankfurt
||vs|| VfL Wolfsburg
ScheduleTuesday, 3 February 2015 at 18:00 GMT / 18:00 UK / 23:30 IST
Next Tuesday, 3rd of February 2015, a super moralized Wolfsburg will travel to Frankfurt to measure forces with local Eintracht at Commerzbank-Arena for round 19 of Bundesliga, on a match during which the visitors will certainly try to continue what they have started last Friday’s night when they hammered Bayern Munich at home by 4-1.
Wolfsburg are living a dream after they have slammed the current Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, at Volkswagen Arena on Friday. Die Wölfe put up a vintage performance that allowed them to overcome the all-powerful but uninspired Bayern and reduce the point gap to the league leaders to just eight points. Kevin De Bruyne was the man of a match where he contributed with two goals and one assist to Bas Dost for the Dutchman to net in the first one of the night. The Belgian assist master scored his first goals of the season and completely transformed Bayern’s defence line into mush. On his last goal, Wolfsburg’s fourth of the match, he did what he wanted to a hopeless Dante, who had a night to forget at Volkswagen Arena.
Dieter Hecking has been doing a fantastic job at the helm of Die Wölfe, who are slowly affirming themselves as one of the new German powerhouses as the matches go by.
The upcoming fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt will certainly not be an easy one and, although the home side is not going through a very impressive period, they will surely cause some trouble to Wolfsburg. For that particular clash, Dieter Hecking is not yet certain if he will be able to rely on the contribution of Felipe, Ochs, Zawada and Guilavogui, all currently sidelined due to injury.
As for Eintracht, the Winter break didn’t help Die Adler to return to good results at Bundesliga, as they’ve suffered a heavy defeat against Freiburg last Saturday. Losing to a team that occupied the last place of the table before the match, one point behind of Borussia Dortmund, was definitely not something both Thomas Schaaf and his players were expecting and it certainly was a huge blow to the team’s already fragile morale’s levels. A hat-trick by Petersen and a penalty kick goal from Darida granted Freiburg a deserved win against an Eintracht that left something to be desired.
Despite playing away from home, Wolfsburg are firm favourites to win next Tuesday’s clash and to continue their recent excellent campaign at the expenses of a frail team that needs to improve urgently.
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Eintracht Frankfurt (4-1-3-2) - Trapp - Chandler - Russ - Anderson - Oczipka - Hasebe - Aigner - Stendera - Inui - Seferovic - Meier
Wolfsburg (4-2-3-1) Benaglio - Ricardo Rodriguez - Naldo - Knoche - Vieirinha - Caligiuri - Kevin de Bruyne - Arnold - Luiz Gustavo - Perisic - Dost