Lots at stake in Leverkusen

Eintracht visit Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the headline fixture of Bundesliga Matchday 31.

A busy week will come to an end for the Eagles on Saturday 24 April (kick-off: 18:30 CEST), when they head to Leverkusen for a clash with European implications. SGE will be looking to pick up points against the team currently sixth in the table to increase their cushion over them in the race for a UEFA Champions League spot.

Nine points clear

With Bayer 04 slipping to a 2-0 defeat away to Bayern Munich in midweek, Eintracht were able to widen the gap between themselves and their rivals to nine points. “We need to maintain our full focus because Leverkusen on Saturday will be a tough test. It’s really important to maintain our lead over Bayer,” said Sebastian Rode, who will sit out the match due to an accumulation of bookings. While Eintracht will miss him, they have shown this season that they have enough strength in depth to overcome absences of this kind without any drop in quality.

“Every single point counts”

After seeing off an FC Augsburg side that were solid at the back and looking to catch them on the break, Eintracht will now find themselves up against a Leverkusen team that play more expansive football this weekend. “It will be a different kind of match on Saturday, a different kind of football,” said board member Fredi Bobic. “We’re looking forward to it because it will enable us to take the next step forward. We want to get something out of the match – in the situation that we’re in at the moment, every single point counts.”

Match info

Kick-off: 24 April 2021 18:30 CEST, Matchday 31.
Stadium: BayArena, Leverkusen.

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