Saturday, 27 May 2017

DFB Pokal Final: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview, Team News And Predicted Lineups

After defeating Bayern Munich in the semi-final, Borussia Dortmund will feel like it's their time to shine when they play Eintracht Frankfurt.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund
Germany – 2016/17 DFB Pokal Final
Date: Saturday, 27th May 2017
Kick off at 19:00 Nigerian Time
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin.
BVB will tackle out-of-form Eintracht Frankfurt in the Saturday’s final at Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Borussia Dortmund narrowly secured automatic Champions League qualification with a win on the final day of the Bundesliga season as they finished third –  eighteen points off winners Bayern Munich.

Frankfurt side had a poor league season, finishing in a dismal 11th place. They have won the Pokal on four different occasions, but their last win came in 1998. And now, thye have a DFB-Pokal final to look forward to as they aim to end the season on a high.


Eintracht Frankfurt - Niko Kovac will be missing defensive midfielders Makoto Hasebe, Omar Mascarell, and Marc Stendera, right winger Marius Wolf, and striker Shani Tarashaj due to injuries.  On-loan (from Manchester United) right back Guillermo Varela has been suspended by the club after picking up an infection from a tattoo.  So he will also be missing out here. 

Dortmund - Thomas Tuchel will be missing left back Marcel Schmelzer and defensive midfielder Julian Weigl due to injuries.  Attacking midfielder Mario Gotze also remains sidelined due to illness.


Eintracht Frankfurt have two draws and three losses in their last five matches in all competitions.  They drew 1-1 in the semi-final with Borussia Monchengladbach but went through 6-7 on penalties.  In league play, they drop results away to Hoffenheim 1-0 and at home to Wolfsburg 2-0 before losing 4-2 away to Mainz.  On the final day of the league season, they drew 2-2 with second place RB Leipzig at home.

Borussia Dortmund have three wins and two draws in their last five matches in all competitions.  They won 2-3 at Bayern Munich in the semi-final before drawing 0-0 at home to Cologne.  They then won 2-1 at home against Hoffenheim before drawing 1-1 away to Augsburg.  Last weekend, they won a dramatic match on the final day at home against Werder Bremen 4-3. 


Eintracht Frankfurt (3-4-3): Hradecky; Hecotr, Abraham, Vallejo; Chandler, Gacinovic, Oczipka, Tawatha; Fabian, Seferovic, Hrgota.
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-4-3 football formation

Borussia Dortmund (4-1-2-3): Burki, Piszczek, Bartram Sokratis, Schmelzer; Sahin; Castro, Kagawa; Dembele, Aubameyang, Reus.
Borussia Dortmund 4-1-2-3 football formation

  • Since the inception of the Bundesliga, the two finalists have squared off in 92 competitive matches.
  • BVB have the better record, with 44 wins, 16 draws and 32 defeats.
  • They have met on four occasions in the DFB Cup. Eintracht won the first two ties (6-2 in 1968/69 and 3-1 in 1978/79) and the Black & Yellows emerged victorious in the last two (2-1 in 2007/08 and 1-0 in 2013/14)
  • Borussia Dortmund have become the first club to reach four successive DFB Cup finals (this is their fifth since 2012). BVB have won each of their last seven semi-finals in the competition, equalling Bayern Munich’s record.
  • Borussia Dortmund have only lost four of their last 33 matches in the DFB Cup. Three of those defeats came against Bayern Munich (2013 quarter-final and the 2014 and 2016 finals) and one was by Wolfsburg (2015 final). Here we bring you the match facts on the DFB Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt.
  • Frankfurt are only the second finalists to have won three penalty shootouts en route to a final. Shootouts aside, they have only scored five goals in this year’s competition.
  • Marco Reus, Lukasz Piszczek, Marcel Schmelzer and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are the only players apart from Manuel Neuer (2011-2014 for Schalke and Bayern) to reach a DFB Cup final four years in a row.

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Borussia Dortmund - Dortmund are big favorites here as they had to oust Bayern Munich in dramatic style to get here and finished the season on a much better run that Frankfurt did.

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