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Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt live stream, predictions, team news | DFB Pokal

By Harry Edwards

Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt live stream, predictions & team news | DFB Pokal

Published: 17:30, 12 January 2021

The DFB-Pokal second round resumes on Tuesday when Bayer Leverkusen host Eintracht Frankfurt (7:45pm kick-off).

This game was initially planned to be played before the winter pause, along with the rest of the second round fixtures, but was moved to January to help ease Leverkusen’s congested fixture list due to Europa League and Bundesliga commitments.

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Where to watch Leverkusen vs Eintracht on TV:

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  • US: ESPN3

Scoreline prediction: Leverkusen 1-2 Eintracht

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Leverkusen vs Eintracht build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:

Leverkusen opened their 2020/21 campaign with a routine 7-0 win over Eintracht Norderstedt in the DFB-Pokal opening round but failed to build on that in the early stages of the Bundesliga, drawing their first three games. However, they pushed on from that and by mid-December were top of the table and had secured their spot in the last-32 of the Europa League.

However, pre-pause Leverkusen lost their spot at the top of the table after a dramatic 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in which they conceded an injury-time winner from Robert Lewandowski. They returned at the start of January with another 2-1 defeat, this time at the hands of Eintracht which saw them drop down to third. But now they have a chance for revenge.

Despite the win over Leverkusen, Eintracht haven’t had the best of seasons, suffering from mediocrity and far too many draws (a league-high table), leaving them mid-table. However, they are now on a three-game winning run, after failing to win their previous nine.

Unlike Leverkusen, Eintracht were made to work hard for their place in the second round of the DFB-Pokal, narrowly beating 3. Bundesliga side 1860 Munich 2-1.

  • Leverkusen (vs Werder Bremen): Hradecky; Dragovic, Tah, Tapsoba, Sinkgraven; Demirbay, Baumgartlinger, Amiri; Bailey, Schick, Diaby.
  • Eintracht (vs Mainz): Trapp; Abraham, Hinteregger, Ndicka; Durm, Sow, Hasebe, Kostic; Kamada, Silva, Younes.

Leverkusen remain without Charles Aranguiz, Santiago Arias, Karim Bellarabi, Sven Bender, Exequiel Palacios, Paulinho, and Mitchell Weiser. Ragnar Ache and Jetro Willems look set to miss out for Eintracht.

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Players to watch:

  • Leverkusen: Bosz has his team working well as a unit, sharing the goalscoring responsibility, but that hasn’t stopped Lucas Alario from shining. The Argentinian forward is Leverkusen’s top scorer in the Bundesliga this season with eight goals, but his game time had been hampered over the past few matches due to a knee injury. Alario has not started for Leverkusen since November 21, and has had to make do with substitute appearances since, including against Werder Bremen at the weekend. However, a cup game might be the best time for Alario to start once again and show what he can do.
  • Eintracht: As Eintracht won their third consecutive game, Andre Silva was once again the Eagles’ hero. Initially joining on loan from AC Milan last season, Silva had a decent debut campaign, scoring 12 goals in 25 Bundesliga matches, though he managed only 16 starts. Over the summer the move was made permanent and Silva is a completely new man, becoming a must-start and goalscoring machine. He has missed just one Bundesliga game so far, through injury, and started all of his 14 appearances, scoring 11 goals. Silva is now just one goal off his record from last season, while only Robert Lewandowski has scored more in the Bundesliga. The Portuguese forward has also found the net in the cup this season, opening the scoring in the first round against 1860 Munich.

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