Eintracht Frankfurt will try to extend their unbeaten streak to eight competitive matches when they face Werder Bremen on Sunday.
Bremen, who occupy 12th place, will be looking to make it three games without defeat after taking four points from their last two matches. Die Werderaner ended October on a positive note after they beat Union Berlin 2-0 to end a run of three consecutive defeats.
Ole Werner’s side were unable to claim consecutive victories last weekend, but they managed to fight back to draw 2-2 in their away meeting with Wolfsburg. After taking the lead through Marvin Ducksch, Bremen fell behind following goals from Václav Černý and Kevin Paredes, before Rafael Santos Borré found the net to ensure the contest finished all square.
The draw ended a seven-game losing away run in the top flight, but Bremen are still waiting for their first away league win since April. Having struggled on the road, they will be looking forward to returning to Weserstadion, where they have won three of their last four matches.
Christian Gross and Jiri Pavlenka are ruled out with calf and groin injuries respectively. Meanwhile, Naby Keita is a doubt after missing the last three matches.
Since playing out a 3-3 home draw with Borussia Dortmund on October 29, Frankfurt have played three consecutive away matches. Despite being without home comforts, die Adler have put together a three-game winning run.
After beating Viktoria Köln to advance in the DFB-Pokal, Dino Toppmoller’s side cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over struggling Union Berlin last weekend. Frankfurt continued their impressive run of form in midweek, as Farès Chaïbi’s effort guided them to a narrow 1-0 win over HJK Helsinki in the Europa Conference League, with the result extending their unbeaten streak to seven matches in all competitions (W6, L1).
Frankfurt now have one final away game to negotiate before they return to Deutsche Bank Park after the international break. The visitors will begin Sunday’s contest in seventh position, but they will climb into the top six if they claim all three points. They will be confident about their chances of clinching a victory after recording a league double over Bremen last season.
The visitors are unable to call upon Robin Koch, Tuta, Sebastian Rode and Simon Simoni. Defender Timothy Chandler is also a doubt due to injury.