Encounter with rejuvenated Köln

1. FC Köln are one of the in-form sides from the early stages of the Bundesliga season, but Eintracht’s home record gives them hope of a first win of the campaign.

The Eagles are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Köln, and there’s another statistic that offers hope for the first victory of the season. At Deutsche Bank Park, Eintracht are unbeaten in their last 22 games in all competitions, going back to June 2020. That said, the visitors are unlikely to be intimidated by such numbers given their flying start to the campaign, with their only defeat thus far this season coming against Bayern. The Billy Goats currently sit in seventh place with eight points.

1. FC Köln head coach Steffen Baumgart.

The passion is back at Köln under new head coach Steffen Baumgart. Many of his players, who had been written off by pundits before the start of the season, have become crucial components in the Billy Goats’ play and automatic selections in the starting XI. The best example of this is striker Anthony Modeste, who has already racked up four goals this term.

For Eintracht striker Sam Lammers, the first win of the season is only a matter of time. “Overall, I think performances in several games were satisfactory and we deserved to win,” said the summer signing. “As soon as we start rewarding ourselves, things will become second nature again because we have a good team.”

Sam Lammers has scored in both of his last two games.

Last weekend’s stalemate against VfL Wolfsburg was the Eagles’ fourth successive 1-1 draw in all competitions. It’s the first time since the formation of the Bundesliga that four consecutive SGE matches have ended in the same result. After one defeat and four draws in the league, Oliver Glasner’s men are due their first three points of the season on Saturday.

Match info

Kick-off: Saturday 25 September 2021 15:30 CEST, Matchday 6
Stadium: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt am Main.

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