“We want to give our fans a gift by winning our last home game of 2021/22,” said head coach Oliver Glasner at his press conference ahead of the fixture against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Sunday 8 May (kick-off 15:30 CEST), urging his charges to give their all once more to celebrate with their supporters.
Gladbach in fine fettle
Sunday’s visitors have picked up 14 points from their last seven matches, losing just one of those (3-1 at home to Köln). Gladbach head coach Adi Hütter has challenged his side to pick up wins in their two remaining matches this term, telling the club’s in-house media channels: “We’ve still got two games left against very good opponents, and we want to be successful in them.” For Jonas Hofmann, who will make his 200th Bundesliga appearance if he takes to the pitch against Eintracht, the objective is “to give it everything we’ve got and then maybe climb a place or two in the table”.
Anyone glancing at the teams’ league positions in mid-table might think the match will be an unspectacular one – but they would be wrong. At least four goals have been scored in each of the last five meetings between these sides; four even fell inside just ten minutes in Eintracht’s 3-2 away victory in December last year. One thing is certain: the Eagles will do all they can to ensure their last home game of the campaign ends on a high note.
Kick-off: Sunday 8 May, 15:30 CEST, Bundesliga, Matchday 33
Stadium: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt