At Deutsche Bank Park on Thursday, Eintracht Frankfurt will host Aberdeen in the first game of their Europa Conference League campaign.
- In their last 13 home games, Eintracht Frankfurt has not lost
- Eintracht Frankfurt are also unbeaten in last 9 games all competitions
- Aberdeen have lost last 3 games
Having missed out on a Europa League spot, Aberdeen fell into the Europa Conference League. They have had an extremely poor start to season, and it looks as though their misery will continue against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Eintracht Frankfurt Form
Since the end of last season, Frankfurt has played some good football. They finished 7th in the Bundesliga last season and missed out on the Europa League berth because of the goal difference with Bayer Leverkusen. They have carried on from last year's solid finish and have made a good start to the new season.
In the last few weeks, they have played some really good football and are unbeaten. However, they have been unlucky lately and have had to endure continuous draws. Despite scoring goals in every match, their defence has not been able to provide them with support to complete matches.
In last season's Scottish League, Aberdeen finished third. However, the club has fallen off its pedestal. They are currently second last in the league points table with zero wins; they have also lost their spot in the Europa League.
Last season, even though they finished third, their defence was a major concern. They conceded 60 goals from 38 games and had a negative goal difference of four. The defence has been sloppy again this season and they have conceded 9 goals in five matches. Aberdeen will hope to turn around the season by giving a solid performance.
Eintracht Frankfurt and Aberdeen have never met before, and this will be their first encounter.
It is likely that Aberdeen will be missing Rhys Williams and Shayden Morris due to injuries. Williams has an ankle injury and is expected back by October. Morris suffers a hamstring injury and is expected to be out until the end of November.
With five names on the injury table, Eintracht Frankfurt has major concerns. Their key defender, Jakic, is out of action due to a knee injury. As well as Alario, Loune is suffering from a cruciate ligament injury, Simoni is suffering from an elbow injury, and Rode is ill.
As a new signing this summer, William Pacho has already established himself as Eintracht Frankfurt's heartbeat in defence. Pacho dictates the game from back and has great passing ability to divide the opposition. He has been a stellar performer since his debut in August.
Aberdeen's attack depends on Bojan Miovski, who scored 16 goals last season and dominated the Scottish league. He hasn't achieved the same dominance this season, but should be able to turn up. Although he is in poor form, he has been the club's top scorer this season and should be watched.
There is no doubt that Eintracht Frankfurt will be the favorite for this game against Aberdeen. They have developed from last season and are looking very dangerous going forward. Aberdeen, their opponents, has many loopholes to fill in both their attack and defence.