Düsseldorf (dpa) – Five games of the 32nd game day of the Bundesliga are taking place on Tuesday.
Here is the overview:
Eintracht Frankfurt – FC Schalke 04 (Wednesday, 6.30 p.m. / Amazon Prime and DAZN)
SITUATION: Frankfurt is one point less directly behind Schalke (39). In theory, the Hessians, like the miners, still have the seventh place in Europe within reach.
PERSONNEL: Eintracht midfield player Rode is back after his suspension. In addition to the yellow card suspension from Caligiuri, Schalke are plagued by many failures. Coach Wagner hopes for a comeback by Raman and Matondo.
STATISTICS: Eintracht won as many home games against no other Bundesliga club as against Schalke (25 out of 45). The Gelsenkirchen team have not only been winless for eight league guest appearances on the Main, but also currently a total of 13 games in a row without a threesome. This is a club negative record.
SPECIAL: Schalke coach Wagner was born in Frankfurt am Main and played for Eintracht in the 1990/91 season. As an eagle bearer, he played his first and only Bundesliga game on March 16, 1991 against VfL Bochum (1-1).
Borussia Dortmund – FSV Mainz 05 (Wednesday, 8.30 p.m. / Sky)
SITUATION: BVB has already qualified for the Champions League, but wants to maintain its second place by the end of the season. The Tables-15. from Mainz is only three points away from a relegation zone.
PERSONNEL: It is possible that BVB coach Favre is rotating. Haaland is considered a candidate for the starting eleven after a cured injury. In addition to the injured Awoniyi, the FSV also lacks the suspended Fernandez. Barreiro, Boetius and Bruma are charged with four yellow cards. You could be spared for the Bremen game.
STATISTICS: BVB won eight of the last ten games against Mainz. However, the last three home games (2: 1/1: 2/2: 1) were contested.
SPECIAL: With 82 goals, BVB has already set its record for the 2015/16 season. A further hit would have exceeded the best mark achieved under coach Tuchel.
RB Leipzig – Fortuna Düsseldorf (Wednesday, 8.30 p.m. / Sky):
SITUATION: Leipzig can make qualification for the Champions League almost fix with a win. Two games before the end, you would have at least six points ahead of the fifth, plus the clearly better goal difference. Düsseldorf needs every point in the relegation battle.
PERSONNEL: Defense chief Upamecano returns after the yellow-red ban has been served. Halstenberg, Sabitzer and Werner are threatened by three permanent staff with a yellow lock. Fortuna is missing the yellow-barred Gießelmann.
STATISTICS: Düsseldorf has not yet scored against the top 5 in the league this season. Leipzig has been waiting for a home win since the Corona restart, played three times three times.
SPECIAL: Rösler returns to his second home. Born in Altenburg, he started his professional career at Lok und Chemie Leipzig and still has many friends in the city.
Bayer Leverkusen – 1. FC Köln (Wednesday, 8.30 p.m. / Sky)
SITUATION: Leverkusen, fourth with a point ahead of Mönchengladbach, has the Champions League qualification in their own hands. Cologne is almost saved with six points ahead of 16th.
PERSONNEL: At Leverkusen captain Lars Bender and Bellarabi are missing, as well as the blocked Alario. For him Volland could celebrate his starting eleven comeback after four months. Katterbach and Jakobs could come back near Cologne, Terodde is still missing.
STATISTICS: Cologne only won 16 of 63 duels against Leverkusen. However, the last two, 2-0 at home.
SPECIAL: Leverkusen lost both ghost home games with four goals conceded. And it is also the only team that did not score in both English weeks – even though it played at home both times.
FC Augsburg – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Wednesday, 8.30 p.m. / Sky)
SITUATION: Hoffenheim absolutely wants to defend the seventh place in the table, which qualifies for the Europa League, and switches to sixth. Augsburg can make relegation fix.
PERSONNEL: The Kraichgauer have to continue without the permanently injured strikers Belfodil and Adamyan. The last suspended captain Hübner returns. At Augsburg, coach Herrlich can fall back on Captain Baier after his tonsillitis.
STATISTICS: Hoffenheim has won the last four games in Augsburg and conceded only one goal. In the first leg, however, the FCA won 4-2 in Hoffenheim.
SPECIAL: TSG sports director Rosen, who coordinates the coaching team, was born in Augsburg and comes from the youth of the FCA. The ex-Augsburg Stafylidis has a difficult time in Hoffenheim and is not part of the tribe.