Having made history on Tuesday by qualifying for the Champions League round of 16 at Sporting CP, Eintracht visit FC Augsburg on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CET). “We want to march on in the Bundesliga, we’re in good form,” said head coach Oliver Glasner in an interview with DAZN. The Eagles have proven often enough in recent weeks that they can cope with the hectic schedule.
Focus on the Bundesliga
The meeting with Augsburg signals the start of the final week of action before the break for the World Cup in Qatar. The fact that two of SGE’s three matches in the next nine days are away from home is no disadvantage, as Frankfurt boast an impressive away record this season of 10 points in five league outings on the road. No other team have a better points average.
Augsburg riling the big boys
Augsburg have already shown that they can cause problems for the top teams this season under new coach Enrico Maaßen. On Matchday 7, FCA defeated Bayern 1-0 at home, and then two weeks ago they were leading 3-0 against Leipzig before eventually drawing 3-3.
That said, the hosts are 13th in the standings following four matches without a win. Last weekend, they conceded in added time in a 2-1 defeat to VfB Stuttgart. The reason for their slight dip in form is not to be found in the attack, though, as Maaßen’s men have netted 12 goals across their last six games in league and cup. They’ve conceded 16 in the same period, though. Augsburg’s home record also leaves something to be desired. They’ve collected just five points at the WWK Arena this term – only FC Schalke 04 come off worse in this category.
Kick-off: Saturday 5 November, 15:30 CET, Bundesliga, MD13
Stadium: WWK ARENA, Augsburg.