Match Preview: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Spurs (prediction, team news, lineups etc.)
In my last blog/ article, I said, “I hope United can get one over their stronger Manchester adversaries, City, this weekend. By the time you read this, you’ll undoubtedly have the answer.”
Sadly, City (from Spurs point of view) thrashed and humiliated the poorer part of Manchester (yes, United). They got spanked 6-3… what, you are thinking… that United still scored three goals… yes, City must have had an odd spare few minutes where they were lost amongst themselves (probably in the Twilight Zone). But I suppose it was expected… United have been shit since Ferguson jumped and took up a luxury position on the United board. He is probably thinking, “I left the club at the top of the pile and now this shit from comedians”. But it isn’t our problem… to the Eintracht game.
After a depressing derby day defeat, we now face a tricky Champions League trip to Eintracht Frankfurt on Tuesday, in a game that could have major implications in Group D. So, yes, we’ve got to win on Tuesday.
While we were being beaten by the scum, Frankfurt became the first side to defeat early Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin this campaign, with a satisfying 2-0 home win.
After a dismal 3-0 defeat to Sporting Lisbon in their opening group game, the Germans beat Marseille to seal a 1-0 away win. However, they will need to remain focused, with the likes of Harry Kane and Son sniffing around for any lapses of concentration.
While their home form is not fantastic, having already lost three times at Deutsche Bank Park this campaign, the Europa League holders are clearly a dangerous side who should not be taken lightly.
We mustn’t dwell on past performances.
Taking on a Frankfurt side who also have three points in Group D, a confident result in Germany could help us to open up a valuable route through to the Champions League knockout stages.
We became the first English side to lose to Sporting Lisbon in Europe’s top competition three weeks ago. We lost 2-0.
At the weekend, we got beaten by Woolwich, however, we didn’t completely crumble under pressure and were perhaps unfortunate to lose by two. Comparable resolve will be required in Frankfurt to ensure that self-confidence does not sink ahead of a demanding excess of games, as trips to Brighton and United sandwich crucial European encounters.
Eintracht Frankfurt Champions League form:
Eintracht Frankfurt form (all competitions):
Tottenham Hotspur Champions League form:
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions):
Dejan Kulusevski remains doubtful after missing the North London Derby, while Lucas Moura will also sit out due to a calf problem.
The fitness of Ben Davies also remains in doubt after sustaining a hairline fracture in that defeat to Sporting Lisbon last month.
I expect a few changes from the Woolwich game, with Yves Bissouma, Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon pushing for a start.
My possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Sanchez; Sessegnon, Bentancur, Bissouma, Perisic; Richarlison, Kane, Son
My Prediction: 1-3 to us.
With plenty to play for, we expect a buoyant Eintracht Frankfurt to cause us problems coming forward. The same when we go forward, we should cause them problems.
Eintracht Frankfurt have conceded 11 goals at home this season, so they are likely to give us a few chances that should be punished by our high-quality forward line.
A bit of history of Eintracht’s ground.
Deutsche Bank Park, previously known as Commerzbank-Arena, got built in the place of the old Waldstadion. The last match at the entire Waldstadion was played in 2002, after which the old stadium was gradually demolished while the new stadium was built. This meant that Eintracht could keep playing their home matches at the stadium.
Deutsche Bank Park, then called Commerzbank-Arena, officially opened during the 2005 Confederations Cup with a match between Germany and Australia (4-3). During the same tournament, the stadium hosted the final between Brazil and Argentina (4-1). The new stadium had come at the cost of €126 million.
The most notable feature of the arena is its convertible-style retractable roof.
In 2020, after 15 years of having the name Commerzbank-Arena, the stadium changed names when the old sponsorship deal expired, and a new one was agreed with Deutsche Bank.
I am already packed and ready to go. I am at home but will soon be off to Janette’s and then picked up by Mel on Tuesday morning (3am). From Janette’s home to Birmingham, then to Frankfurt Hotel… the rest… a glorious couple of days. Not food-wise, though. I am on a diet, as I’ve put on a lot of weight since my foot was put in plaster. My own fault… now the road to fitness and a slim golden Greek body. The Gods are waiting for my return [one mouthful at a time, please!].
The next two games are must-win games: Frankfurt & Brighton, followed by a home match against, you guessed it… Eintracht Frankfurt…
Up the Spurs!
My name is Glenn Renshaw.
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