Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund
League: DFB Cup Final
Date: Saturday, 27th May 2017
Time: Kick off at 20:00
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin
Eintracht Frankfurt :
Eintracht Frankfurt had to go to the relegation at the end of the season 2015/2016 after a very difficult season and could only save itself in the last second. Therefore, the season just finished was definitely a big increase for the Hesse. In the end, the team of coach Niko Kovac landed with 42 points on the 11th place, and accordingly the club’s leaders were satisfied with the performance of Eintracht. The fans were also very satisfied with the performance of their own team, with fans even dreaming of participating in the Europa League. But for an even better ranking in the Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt’s backlog was just too weak, and the Frankfurt midfielder jumped in the middle. On the final day of the match, Eintracht played the tabs of the RB Leipzig, after a 2: 0 draw after a 2-2 draw.
At first, Vallejo shone in the 83rd game and already in the stoppage time, Danny Blum with his goal but still for the equalizer. In the DFB Pokal the Eintracht remained spared the very big caliber as opponents over long distances. In the semifinal, Frankfurt had to deal with Borussia Mönchengladbach. In Borussia-Park both sides were at the end of the regular season as well as after the extension 1: 1 draw. In a crazy penalty shoot-out Eintracht Frankfurt then had the luck on his side and could get through with 7: 6 and make the move into the final match perfect.
The coach Niko Kovac sees his team in the final to the DFB Cup against Dortmund quite clearly as an outsider. However, the coach wants to try everything with his team to make a big surprise in the Olympiastadion. Kovac probably has to forgo the help of injured Makoto Hasebe, Omar Mascarell and Marius Wolf.
Provisional lineup: Hradecky; Oczipka, Abraham, Hector; Fabian, Chandler; Tawatha, Gacinovic; Varela; Hrgota, Seferovic
Borussia Dortmund :
At Borussia Dortmund, there has been a lot of unrest for several weeks. Initially, this had to do with the attack on the team bus. But lastly there were more and more voices in the Dortmund area, which spoke of a possible separation from coach Thomas Tuchel to the end of the season. This would be a surprise from a sporting point of view, as the BVB were able to reach the quarter-finals in the Champions League, where coach Tuchel’s team drew the shortest point due to the well-known events against AS Monaco. In the Bundesliga the performance of Borussia Dortmund with the 3rd table place and the renewed direct qualification for the royal class was not really bad. At the same time, Borussia Dortmund sometimes missed a bit of consistency. However, it was last for Borussia Dortmund to 2 wins and 2 draws.
BVB were able to win the important home game against the direct competitor 1899 by goals from Marco Reus and Aubameyang in the end not undervalued with 2: 1. On the last day of the match, the spectators in the Signal Iduna Park against Werder Bremen got a lot of spectacle and a 4: 3 success of their Borussen to see. In the DFB Pokal, Borussia Dortmund finished in the semifinals at FC Bayern Munich in the anticipated final in a very close match at the end with just 3: 2 and the ticket for the final in Berlin solved.
The speculation about a possible departure from Thomas Tuchel after this Cup final will not tear. Nevertheless, coach and team have to focus completely on the final against Eintracht Frankfurt. At the same time, the coach has to forgo Mario Götze and Julian Weigl, and even with the beaten captain Marcel Schmelzer, an assignment is still questionable.
Provisional lineup: Bürki; Smelting, Bartra, Sokratis, Durm; Sahin; Pulisic, Reus, Castro, Dembele; Aubameyang
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund Head to Head [H2H]:
15.04.17 BUN Dortmund Eintracht Frankfurt 3 : 1
26.11.16 BUN Eintracht Frankfurt Dortmund 2 : 1
07.05.16 BUN Eintracht Frankfurt Dortmund 1 : 0
12.01.16 CF Dortmund Eintracht Frankfurt 4 : 0
13.12.15 BUN Dortmund Eintracht Frankfurt 4 : 1
Borussia Dortmund are undefeated in their last 11 matches (DFB Pokal).
Eintracht Frankfurt have won their last 3 home matches against Borussia Dortmund in all competitions.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Eintracht Frankfurt‘s last 6 games (DFB Pokal).
Eintracht Frankfurt are undefeated in their last 5 matches (DFB Pokal).
Borussia Dortmund to Win.