Eintracht stood with empty hands away from home against Hertha 1:0 last weekend. They had much more of the ball possession and even chances created, however, the side wasn’t as concrete and effective as usual. They are now just two points behind the Champions League positions. Last Thursday they won on the road to Lazio in Europa League 1:2, using a bit rotated squad.
Leverkusen was quite a favorite last Saturday afternoon and managed to pull out a narrow 1:0 victory in front of own fans against Augsburg. They were far more superior and limited the opponents to a very passive role for whole ninety minutes. The team is still just six points above the relegating zone. They also had a Europa League game, winning away to AEK Larnaca 1:5 with a rotated squad too.
The home side misses defender Abraham (9/0) and defensive midfielders Allan Souza (4/0) and Toro (5/0), meanwhile, midfielder de Guzman (14/2) is doubtful for now. Central defender Bender (11/0) is doubtful for the visiting side.
It’s about the time for Eintracht to get back on the winning track and I see Leverkusen as quite a perfect match for the hosts here. The hosts should simply be far more productive with their approach they had all season long.