“It was just one of those days. We need to put it behind us and look ahead to the next match, at home to Augsburg on Tuesday,” said board member for sport Fredi Bobic, aptly summing up the mood after the 4-0 defeat at Borussia Mönchengladbach. That loss was just the fourth of the season for the Eagles, all of them coming away from home. “Our performances over the second half of the season have been very consistent up to now, so now it’s about showing our true selves again on Tuesday against Augsburg and putting this defeat behind us quickly,” said Sebastian Rode.
With five matches to go, Eintracht are thus unbeaten at Deutsche Bank Park and remain in fourth place in the table. With a four-point gap to nearest rivals Borussia Dortmund and six to Bayer Leverkusen, they still have their fate in their own hands.
After going on a nine-match winless run earlier in the season, it was a 2-0 victory away to Augsburg on Matchday 13 that kick-started SGE’s rise up the table. Including the three that they picked up that day, Eintracht have garnered 39 of a possible 51 points over their past 17 league games, with only Bayern Munich doing better (by two points) over that period.
Augsburg, on the other hand, still have one main ambition – staying up. With 33 points after 29 matchdays, they are looking good to achieve that aim. While 11th in the table may seem comfortable,however, the visitors are not mathematically safe yet.
Goals aplenty at home
Historically, there is little to choose between the two teams in terms of the overall record: Eintracht have won five of their encounters, Augsburg seven and there have been five more that ended in a draw. On home soil, the Eagles have recorded three wins against FCA, and they’ve always been high-scoring contests. The last time that the two met in Frankfurt, Eintracht ran out 5-0 winners.
Kick-off: 19 April 2021 20:30 CEST, Matchday 30.
Stadium: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt.