After a rough start of the Bundesliga campaign, Frankfurt will be looking to redeem themselves this weekend. The side plays host to another struggling side, Mainz, at the Commerzbank-Arena. The match schedules for Saturday with kick-off at 16:30 GMT.
A brace from Ilsanker and a goal from Andre Silva was enough to secure the second win for Frankfurt against Werder Bremen. The win saw the side elevate to eleventh on the Bundesliga with 35 points. However, the side faces stiff competition with Koln on their tails.
Adi Hutter is having a hard time regaining the last season form of the club. The main task will be gaining Europa league football. However, it remains a hard task to perform, given the series of unconvincing performances.
A half time goal by Inlas Bebou was enough to give Mainz settle the winless run the side has in the Bundesliga. The side fails in registering a win in their past five encounters. Coach Beierlorzer is under pressure with the dip in the form of the side. This is after an impressive start to the Bundesliga.
Will Hutter outwit Beierlorzer and continue sinking the ship at the Commerzbank-Arena?
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Mainz 05 Head to Head
Both sides have played 23 games together with Mainz taking home eight wins and Frankfurt with seven wins. Here is a look at their past encounters:
Mainz 2-1 Frankfurt
Frankfurt 0-2 Mainz
Mainz 2-2 Frankfurt
Frankfurt 3-0 Mainz
Mainz 1-1 Frankfurt
Mainz 4-2 Frankfurt
Frankfurt 3-0 Mainz
Frankfurt 2-1 Mainz
Eintracht Frankfurt Team News
Goal scoring sensation Andre Silva is in-form at the club netting two goals in their last two outings. The prolific striker is filling the boots of Luka Jovic quite nicely while attracting attention from several clubs. Stefan Ilsanker has been impressive coming on as a sub in the dying minutes of the game and netting two goals.
Mainz 05 Team News
Jean-Paul Mateta has been in contention leading the striking threat for the side. But he is struggling to find the back of the net after the Bundesliga return. The link-up with Don-Won Ji seems not to be the solution for the side.
The beginning of last month saw goalkeeper Robin Zentner suffer a ruptured cruciate ligament. However, he resumed ground training. Defender Jeremiah Juste is suffering from knee problems and will miss out.
Prediction and Odds
We expect the boost in form by Frankfurt to secure a win over struggling side Mainz who lacks a win in their past five encounters.
Frankfurt First Team to Score
Goals Under 2.5