toward a possible top-four finish continues because the club goes to Eintracht Frankfurt with Bundesliga play resuming.
Monchengladbach is in fourth place with 49 points and just two points back of second, while holding a two-point cushion over fifth place.
Eintracht has struggled a touch this season and is in 12th, but a win would pull them within six points for European spots counting on the opposite results this weekend.
The first post-coronavirus shutdown evening Bundesliga kickoff sees Eintracht Frankfurt combat Borussia Monchengladbach at an empty Commerzbank-Arena on Saturday.
The hosts went into lockdown on a poor run of form and with their hopes of European football about over,
whereas Gladbach are right within the mix for a Champions League spot next season.
Adi Hutter’s side may are slightly relieved that the action stopped when it did; they need conceded seven goals without reply
within their last two matches and have only won one among their last five – a dramatic dip in form after a run of 5 wins and just one defeat in the seven before that.
The Eagles will hope that the two-month stoppage has helped to urge them out of that rut,
which has prompted a couple of nervy looks over their shoulders at the relegation zone.
Frankfurt still boast a six-point advantage over 16th place with a game in hand then they’re not in any immediate danger,
but they are doing still have work to try to to over the closing stages of the campaign.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs M’gladbach Team News
While the highest four remains the priority for Monchengladbach, a primary title since 1976-77 isn’t off the cards just yet.
However, they’re going to need to cope without star man Denis Zakaria for the nonce ,
with the defensive midfielder having undergone knee surgery which is predicted to stay him out for up to 6 weeks.
The visitors should rather be at full strength, though, which suggests that Manchester United-linked striker Alassane Plea will lead the road another time .
Frankfurt, meanwhile, are expected to be without Marco Russ as he continues to get over an Achilles injury,
but the suspension of play has given all other injury doubts the prospect to recover.
Goals are the most important issue for Saturday’s hosts following last summer’s departures of Luka Jovic and Sebastien Haller,
but their league top-scorer Goncalo Paciencia should start again while Martin Hinteregger has weighed in with six from centre-back this term.
Eintracht Frankfurt: This team entered the separate three straight losses, with its attack and defense looking as bad because it has all season long.
One goal within the last three games with 10 goals conceded, the hope here is that the team is rejuvenated refreshed and prepared to travel after the break.
Borussia Monchengladbach: With only one loss in its last seven, which was to Borussia Dortmund,
Monchengladbach has been fantastic with a stellar attack leading the way.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs M’gladbach Line Up
Frankfurt possible starting lineup:
Trapp; Toure, Abraham, Hinteregger, N’Dicka; Hasebe; Kamada, Rode, Sow, Kostic; Paciencia
Monchengladbach possible starting lineup:
Sommer; Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini; Kramer, Neuhaus; Embolo, Stindl, Thuram; Plea
Eintracht Frankfurt vs M’gladbach H2H
There is a transparent disparity of 20 points between them within the league, so it might be an honest win for Frankfurt.
But with two months out and tiny team training wiped out the run up to football returning in Germany,
are we getting to see one among those crazy scorelines? i feel so.
What time is kick-off?
The game gets underway at 5.30pm BST.
What TV channel is Eintracht Frankfurt vs M’gladbach on?
BT Sport 1 have the coverage for this one and their program begins at 4.45pm BST,
following on from the Dortmund vs Schalke match immediately before.
You may be watching an awful lot of German football this weekend…