Augsburg and Eintracht after a boost

Augsburg - FC Augsburg can move out of the bottom two with a positive result against European hopefuls Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday evening (kick-off 17:30 CET).

"In our hands"

Even a point would see the Bavarian strugglers leapfrog 16th-placed 1899 Hoffenheim after three of the Bundesliga's relegation-battling sextet could only draw on Saturday.

"If we do our homework, we needn't look at what the other teams are doing," said Augsburg head coach Markus Weinzierl. "We've still got six games to go. We want to take points from all of them and of course win our [three] remaining home fixtures. It's in our hands. There's no reason why we can't stay up."

VfL Wolfsburg did Weinzierl's side a big favour in holding play-off place incumbents Hoffenheim to a 2-2 draw. The same scoreline did little for Fortuna Düsseldorf and Werder Bremen either, respectively six and eight points better off than Augsburg ahead of Matchday 29's swansong.

"We want to put down a marker against Frankfurt," said Weinzierl. "They've been brilliant this season, getting promoted and now challenging for a place in Europe. That says it all."

"Highly motivated"

Eintracht's Augsburg-born coach Armin Veh is hoping to use the fixture as a platform for the final Bundesliga hurdles facing his side - namely the neck and neck battle for Europe.

"If we win, we've got a great chance of stayng up there, but Augsburg are a good side," said Veh. "They're a robust team, very physical but also able to play good football. They'll be highly motivated because they want to stay in the league."

While the hosts are without the services of injured South Korea international , Michael Parkhurst and Aristide Bance, Veh can once again call on captain Pirmin Schwegler and leading scorer after the duo sat out last weekend's defeat to champions FC Bayern Munich.

Possible line-ups:

Augsburg: Manninger - Verhaegh, Callsen-Bracker, Klavan, Ostrzolek - Baier - Hahn, Vogt, Ji, Werner – Mölders

Eintracht: Nikolov - S. Jung, Zambrano, Anderson, Oczipka - Schwegler, Rode - Aigner, Meier, Inui - Lakic

Christopher Mayer-Lodge