Tottenham will be licking their wounds following their humbling defeat in the North London Derby on Saturday, but having won only once in five attempts on the road this season, they could struggle to muster a response in Germany this evening. Eintracht Frankfurt have won three games on the bounce and Die Adler will be aiming to take a big scalp at Deutsche Bank Park.
Below, you can view our stats pack for the contest, which is brimming with useful info on goals, assists, xG, cards, corners and more. You should be able to find plenty of nuggets to use in your Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tottenham bet builders later on.
Eintracht Frankfurt will be without injured trio Jerome Onguene, Almamy Toure and Aurelio Buta this evening, though Krisitjan Jakic will hope to recover in time to feature.
Die Adler boss Oliver Glasner likes to set his team up in a 3-4-3 formation which should match up well to Antonio Conte’s preferred shape.
Lucas Moura and Ben Davies are still in the treatment room for Tottenham, so expect a similar Spurs XI to the one that was beaten by Arsenal at the weekend.
Yves Bissouma could be drafted into midfield to replace Pierre-Emile Højbjerg after the Dane’s poor showing against the Gunners.
Eintracht Frankfurt are currently sixth in the Bundesliga with a haul of 14 points from eight matches and their domestic stats for the campaign so far look relatively neutral.
Die Adler’s shots (11.00) and shots against (11.40) figure per 90 have been very similar as have their xG for/against, shots on target for/against and corner count at both ends. They’ve managed to win just three corners in total in the Champions League so far, however.
Tottenham tasted defeat in the Premier League for the first time this season when they were turned over by rivals Arsenal on Saturday, though their numbers for the campaign hint that a poor result was probably overdue.
Spurs’ xG against (1.80) is actually higher than their xG for (1.70) per 90, while they’ve also been conceding more shots (15.90) than they’ve been clocking at the right end (14.40). Tottenham allowed Sporting to notch six attempts on target when they travelled to Portugal last month in the Champions League.
Player Shots and Shots on Target
Japanese midfielder Daichi Kamada (2.04 shots per 90) has been in blistering early form in the Bundesliga this term, though has been averaging just one attempt per run out in the Champions League.
Attacker Randal Kolo Muani meanwhile, has been more menacing on the continent. The Frenchman has been hitting just 1.66 shots per 90 domestically and a much-improved 4.00 per appearance in the Champions League.
Dynamic duo Harry Kane (3.31 shots p/90) and Heung-min Son (3.19) are still top dogs at Tottenham in the Premier League, though Kane is joined by Richarlison as the team’s list of most potent attackers in the Champions League so far (4.00 shots p/90 each).
Emerson Royal has been hitting two shots per game in the Champions League, though he could be replaced by Ivan Perisic this evening following his sending off in the derby. Perisic has three Premier League and one Champions League assist this term.
Player Goals and Assists
Daichi Kamada and Randal Kolo Muani have had a hand in 13 of Eintracht Frankfurt’s 16 goals this season and Tottenham will have to watch that pair closely in Germany.
Jesper Lindstrom has chipped in with two Bundesliga goals and the Dane scored Die Adler’s winner against Marseille on matchday two in Champions League Group D.
Harry Kane has scored seven times in eight Premier League appearances this season, the most recent of which was a consolation in Saturday’s derby defeat.
Summer signing Richarlison has two assists but no goals domestically, though the Brazilian is the only Tottenham player to have scored in the Champions League so far. The 25-year-old bagged a brace against Marseille on September 7th.
Eintracht Frankfurt Cards
Randal Kolo Muani has been dishing out punishment on the regular in the Bundesliga (three cards), though he has been less aggressive in the Champions League. Instead, anchorman Sebastian Rode (2.05 fouls [p/90) is one to watch in midfield, while defenders Evan Ndicka and Tuta are both young at 23 and their inexperience could be exploited this evening.
Ndicka picked up a yellow card in Frankfurt’s 3-0 defeat to Sporting on matchday one.
When Richarlison plays, it’s always a savvy idea to pick his marker out as a prime candidate in the card market. The Brazilian has been fouled 2.42 times per 90 minutes in the Premier League, won the penalty against Arsenal and his running power could well trouble Evan Ndicka this evening.
On the other side of Frankfurt’s three-man defence, Brazilian Tuta faces the daunting prospect of stopping a re-energised Heung-min Son (fouled 1.67 times p/90). Harry Kane will drop deep at times to knit play together for Spurs and when he does, Sebastian Rode will be waiting to step on his toes.
Match-Ups to watch
Evan Ndicka vs Richarlison.
Tuta vs Heung-min Son
Sebastian Rode vs Harry Kane
Yves Bissouma (1.67 fouls p/90) is the very definition of a midfield destroyer and the Mali international will be happy to put his foot in again if he’s selected by Antonio Conte.
Rodrigo Bentancur (2 cards) has been committing 1.62 fouls per 90 in the Premier League and the Uruguayan was cautioned in Spurs’ last Champions League fixture at Sporting. Experienced campaigner Ivan Perisic (1.56 fouls p/90) also has a cynical side to his character when his team is out of possession.
Sebastian Rode (fouled 2.31 p/90) is never far from the action in midfield and sparks could fly when he collides with Rodrigo Bentancur. World Cup-winning playmaker Mario Gotze (fouled 2.22 p/90) will try to exploit the spaces marshalled by Yves Bissouma or Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, depending on who gets the nod for Spurs.
On the flank, watch out for adventurous wingback Luca Pellegrini (4.12 dribbles p/90) when he reaches into his bag of tricks. He should come up in direct opposition to Ivan Perisic, who might have to get physical to limit the 23-year-old’s bursts.
Match-Ups to watch
Yves Bissouma vs Mario Gotze
Rodrigo Bentancur vs Sebastien Rode
Ivan Perisic vs Luca Pellegrini