Professionals | 16/10/2020

Matchday 4

The Number Crunch: At home against Frankfurt

1. FC Köln welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the RheinEnergieSTADION at the weekend, as they hope to get back on track this season. Despite the last meeting between the two sides ending in a draw, it is normally a fixture that has a winner. Here are 10 statistics to get you prepared for the weekend.

Marius Wolf will be reunited with the side where he claimed his first major trophy on Sunday. Wolf made 38 appearances while with Frankfurt, scoring six goals and racking up 11 assists.

Can the goals keep coming at home?

FC have scored in every Bundesliga home game for the past calendar year. The last time FC didn’t score at RheinEnergieSTADION in the league was the 4:0 loss to Hertha BSC. In total, it is a run of 16 games.

Jan Thielmann registered his first Bundesliga assist against Eintracht Frankfurt last season. It was the first time someone born in the year 2002 registered a goal or an assist in the top flight. The now 18-year-old already has an assist to his name this season.

Anthony Modeste has yet to taste defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. For Hoffenheim and FC, the forward has featured five times – three games have ended in wins, the other two as draws.

The last time FC came from behind to win a Bundesliga game was against Eintracht Frankfurt last season. Markus Gisdol’s men were 2:0 down before goals from Jonas Hector, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Dominick Drexler and Ismail Jakobs turned the game around.

FC against Frankfurt in the recent Bundesliga history has been a game that hasn’t produced many draws. In the last decade, the draw to secure survival last season was the only time in which the points were shared. In the 12 games previous, FC won seven and Frankfurt five of those meetings.

Martin Hinteregger’s own-goal against Hertha BSC was the fifth in his Bundesliga career. He is now one away from the Bundesliga record, which is currently shared by Nikolce Noveski and Manfred Kaltz.

Silva and Dost in form

In André Silva, Frankfurt have one of the league’s leading sharpshooters. The Portuguese forward has scored 11 goals since the Bundesliga restart in May – only Robert Lewandowski has scored more (14).

Including last season, Frankfurt are unbeaten in their last seven Bundesliga games. Only once before under Adi Hütter have the Eagles gone on a longer run without losing. That was back in the 2018-19 season, from Matchday 18 to Matchday 28.

While Silva has been grabbing the headlines, it is Bas Dost who has been Frankfurt’s main man going forward this season. When the Dutchman scores, Eintracht are almost always on the right end of the result. In the 12 games in which Dost has scored for Frankfurt, they have won 10. The only defeat came against Paderborn, and the solitary draw against FC.

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14Sport-Club Freiburg7
151. FC Köln6
161. FSV Mainz 054