Bundesliga News

Germany: Bundesliga
1 - 3
(0 - 1)
T. de Melo Tomás (79)
S. Rode (6), D. Kamada (55), K. Jakić (88)

Stuttgart vs. Frankfurt preview:
Frankfurt riding high after Marseille win

By Jonathan Dicks   @Jonathan_Dicks

Stuttgart play host to Frankfurt, who are coming off their first-ever Champions League win against Marseille on Tuesday.
Tuta.Photo: Sven Mandel, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

VfB Stuttgart

Stuttgart have been the king of draws thus far with five points recorded without a win on the season. One of those ties felt more like a victory, as Stuttgart deservedly drew away to Bayern Munich last weekend.

This is the first time in history that Stuttgart have begun a Bundesliga campaign without a win in their fix six matchups. They've been excellent in the air thus far and top talents such as Borna Sosa and Silas will need to produce that extra bit of missing quality to claim all three points.

Pellegrino Matarazzo is pleased with the progress of several attackers up front: “Chris Führich brings a lot of energy to our game. He’s very ambitious, focused and developing well. Serhou Guirassy is lively and communicative on the pitch. He has enormous potential – it’s about showing it week after week. I’m delighted that both of them are with us.”
Team News

Josha Vagnoman, Tanguy Coulibaly and Nikolas Nartey are out with injuries, while Luca Pfeiffer is still serving his red card suspension.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Frankfurt must try and return back to Earth after their sensational win in the second round of the Champions League. Randal Kolo Muani, who just received a call up to the French national team, has been the key figure up front for Oliver Glasner's side.

But while players such as Jesper Lindstrøm and Daichi Kamada have impressed to start the season, Frankfurt still sit 11th in the league and are coming off an abysmal loss to Wolfsburg last weekend. Times are tough at the left-back position with both Luca Pellegrini and Christopher Lenz out injured.

This means 38-year-old defender and future Frankfurt coach, Makoto Hasebe, could receive his second starting nod of the week. Glasner understands his team cannot overlook Stuttgart:

"VfB’s results don’t match their performances. They have a clear way of playing and very fast players in attack. We want to show the same spirit and energy we had in Marseille.”
Team News

Almamy Toure, Aurelio Buta, Jerome Onguene, Lenz and Pellegrini are unavailable for the match.

More about the match

More about the teams

Bundesliga News

Fantasy Football

Tactics Talk

Editor's picks


Turn back time