Things are tight in Group D ahead of matchday four, though a victory for Tottenham over Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt this evening would be a major step towards qualification for the knockout phase of the Champions League. The teams shared the spoils in an uneventful 0-0 draw in Germany last week and Spurs will need to up the intensity to topple Die Adler this time around.
Below, we’ve put compiled a stats pack for this evening’s fixture which is full to the brim with useful info on corners, cards, shots, shots on target, goals, fouls and more. Our research should come in handy when you’re putting your bet builders together for the game.
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Lucas Moura and Japhet Tanganga are still in the treatment room for Tottenham, while Harry Kane is a slight doubt having come off towards the end of Spurs’ win over Brighton at the weekend.
Swedish winger Dejan Kulsevski has returned to training, though he may have to be content with a spot on the bench this evening.
Eintracht Frankfurt will be without injured trio Jerome Onguene, Almamy Toure and Aruelo Buta in London this evening.
Head Coach Oliver Glasner deployed Frankfurt in a familiar 3-4-3 formation last week and Die Adler should line up with a similar shape against Tottenham again.
Tottenham carved out a win at Brighton (1-0) on Saturday despite having less of the ball and fewer shots than their opponents. That’s been a regular trend for Spurs all season long.
Antonio Conte’s side are conceding more attempts per 90 (15.70) than they are managing to rack up at the right end (13.70), while their xG against (1.80 p/90) remains higher than their xG for (1.59 p/90) in the Premier League.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s stats in the Bundesliga this season have an “even-Steven” look about them in a number of departments, with almost identical figures right across their goals, xG, shots and shots on target hauls per 90.
In the Champions League, they’ve been averaging 12.3 attempts per game while shipping just 9.0 shots per fixture at the other end. Die Adler have collected just three cards in three games in Europe so far.
Player Shots and Shots on Target
There are no prizes for guessing who tops the rankings at Spurs for shots per 90 in the Premier League this season and both Heung-min Son (3.09) and Harry Kane (3.39) were heavily involved in Frankfurt last week, mustering two and four attempts respectively at Deutsche Bank Park.
Richarlison started in Germany last week and though he has been hitting 3.0 attempts per runout in the Champions League on average and 2.25 shots per 90 domestically, he was only able to post one shot against Die Adler.
Daichi Kamada has been productive in the Bundesliga this season, where he is unleashing 2.25 shots per 90 minutes and the Japanese star racked up three attempts against Tottenham in Germany.
That haul was matched by wing-back Ansgar Knauff, while Jesper Lindstrom, who has been clocking 2.05 shots p/90 in the German top tier, got two shots away against Spurs a week ago.
Player Goals and Assists
Harry Kane scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season when he netted the winner against Brighton at the weekend, though the England international has yet to get off the mark in the Champions League.
Heung-min Son has five goal contributions (3G, 2A) domestically, though he has yet to make an impact on the continent. In contrast, Richarlison – who has yet to score a league goal for Spurs – has buried two goals in the Champions League.
Daichi Kamada has an impressive four goals and two assists in eight Bundesliga appearances this term, while Randal Kolo Muani has already lodged seven goal contributions for the campaign (2G, 5A).
In the Champions League, Die Adler have only notched once so far and that effort was dispatched by Jesper Lindstrom against Marseille.
Harry Kane has been an aggressive presence up front for Tottenham this season and the club’s talisman has already been carded three times in the Premier League this term. Kane was also booked against Frankfurt last week.
Rodrigo Bentancur (1.92 fouls p/90) has been cautioned twice domestically and once in the Champions League this season, while his midfield partner in crime, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has picked up two yellows in the UCL. The Dane was among those carded against Frankfurt in Germany.
Seasoned campaigner Sebastian Rode has fouled 2.14 times per 90 in the Bundesliga this term and the midfielder could use his experience to draw mistimed challenges from Rodrigo Bentancur this season.
Harry Kane threw his weight around in Frankfurt last week and the England man could be worth tracking against Makoto Hasebe today. The defender has been fouled 2.3 times per appearance in the Champions League this season.
Daichi Kamada has been fouled 1.94 times p/90 in Germany since the summer and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – who was booked against Eintracht on matchday three – will have to defend against the dangerous Japanese forward at times later on.
Match-Ups to watch
Rodrigo Bentancur vs Sebastian Rode
Harry Kane vs Makoto Hasebe
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg vs Daichi Kamada
Eintracht Frankfurt Cards
Djibril Sow has been cautioned a notable four times in nine Bundesliga appearances this season and though the combative Swiss midfielder has yet to see yellow in the Champions League, his first booking can’t be far away.
Tuta (1.35 fouls p/90) has been booked just once in Germany this term, though the Brazilian defender should have a rough time on the right side of the Frankfurt backline this evening.
Kristijan Jakic doesn’t make our Bundesliga stats pack, though the 25-year-old has been committing 1.3 fouls per 90 in the Champions League and he has also been carded in the competition already.
Heung-min Son has been fouled 1.89 times per 90 minutes in the Premier League this season and the South Korean forward has also drawn 1.3 mistimed challenges per start in the Champions League. Son has the tools to put Tuta under immense pressure later today.
Emerson Royal (2.7 per game) has been fouled more often than any other Spurs player in the Champions League so far and his surges down the right should make life uncomfortable for Frankfurt’s Jakic.
In midfield, potent foul merchant Sow, should have his eyes on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The Danish international has been fouled 1.7 times per runout in the Champions League this season.
Match-Ups to watch
Tuta vs Glen Heung-min Son
Kristijan Jakic vs Emerson Royal
Djibril Sow vs Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg