Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(56) 38 Goals 36 (46)
(47) 34 Assists 29 (35)
(6.8) 7.1 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
26.4 Average Age 26.2
185.6 Average Height (cm) 183
(1.2) 1.3 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(51%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 53% (52%)
(1.1) 1 Dribbles pg 0.7 (1)
(2.2) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Marco Höger Out 6.83
Kyriakos Papadopoulos Out 7.51
Player Reason Status Rating
Martin Amedick Out N/A
Anderson Doubtful 7.11

Team News

  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos is suspended for one match and will be replaced by Benedikt Höwedes.
  • Atsuto Uchida will fill in for Höwedes at right-back. The Japanese only returned from injury this week.
  • Julian Draxler, Ibrahim Afellay and Tranquillo Barnetta compete for the spot on the left wing.
  • Otherwise, manager Stevens will most likely field an unchanged team.
  • The doubtful Anderson could be replaced by Vadim Demidov at centre-back.
  • Manager Veh is unlikely to make any changes in midfield.
  • Karim Matmour should keep his spot up front, with Olivier Occean not in his best form.

Prediction

  • Schalke regained confidence in the Champions League during the week, after two losses in their last three Bundesliga games. The team needs to create more chances for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar again.
  • Frankfurt are still third in the table after some difficult weeks and a win against Augsburg in their last home game has kept them ahead of Dortmund for now.
  • Expect this to be a close game. If Frankfurt are able to use their fitness advantage against a Schalke team that played in the Champions League during the week, they have a chance to get a result here.
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