“April will be the month of truth,” said Adi Hütter, who celebrated a thousand days as head coach of Eintracht last week. The matches across the coming month will certainly shape the season, with the Eagles playing three teams – Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen – currently in the top third of the table. Eintracht also have to travel to Mönchengladbach, a fourth team in the space of a month with eyes on a European spot as the season reaches the business end.
Last time out, Eintracht put an end to a three-match winless streak by picking up all three points away to Union Berlin courtesy of a 5-2 victory, while Borussia Dortmund had to settle for a 2-2 draw against 1. FC Köln. With 20 points from nine games so far, the Eagles are currently enjoying their best second half to a Bundesliga campaign since it became three points for a win, and the best record in club history after 26 matchdays.
Expect plenty of goals
It’s fifth at home to fourth on Saturday, with both teams aiming to finish the season on a high. Eintracht versus Borussia Dortmund is also a meeting of the third and second-best attacks in the Bundesliga respectively. Bayern are the only team to have had more goals in their games this season (113) than Dortmund (91) and SGE (89). Eintracht have lost their last nine away games against the Black and Yellows, however.
Makoto Hasebe will miss the trip after picking up five bookings, along with injured pair Almamy Toure and Ragnar Ache. Martin Hinteregger faces a late fitness test.
Kick-off: 3 April 2021 15:30 CEST, Matchday 27.
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.