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Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Tottenham preview: Team news and predicted lineups

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Coming off three wins in a row, Eintracht Frankfurt are full of confidence ahead of tonight's Champions League clash with Tottenham.
Oliver Glasner.
Oliver Glasner.Photo: Sven Mandel, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0
In-form Eintracht Frankfurt will be hoping to build on a three-game winning streak when they lock horns with Tottenham at Deutsche Bank Park in the Champions League tonight.

Judging by Eintracht boss Oliver Glasner's comments at the pre-match press conference, the reigning Europa League winners are well prepared for the clash.

"We'll play to win. We’ve prepared well for Tottenham and their style of play. We showed the players longer video clips of how Tottenham operate and how we want to keep them at bay. That made up the majority of our preparation – we spent little time on the training pitch. We're very happy going into our third Champions League game," Glasner told reporters.

"The team's efforts in recent weeks fill me with confidence. The players have already shown on a number of occasions that they’re capable of going above and beyond. We’ll need to perform at the highest level, but the lads have my full confidence because they’ve done that time and time again.

"Tottenham play in a clear 3-4-3 formation. I prefer to play 4-3-3 against that system, but there are a number of options."

In addition to long-term absentees Touré, Buta and Oguene, Eintracht will be without Mario Götze, who is sidelined with an ankle problem, but Kristijan Jakic has recovered from an hip injury.

"Mario Götze is out – he’s in too much pain with his ankle – but Kristijan Jakic will be involved again. He made a good impression in training," revealed Glasner.

With the exception of Lucas Moura, who is out with a calf injury, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte should have a full squad at his disposal.

Take a look at our predicted lineups here.

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