Both will be keen to turn one point into three this Saturday (kick-off 16:30 GMT/18:30 CEST) and bundesliga.com has all the essential information you need to get ready for the Commerzbank Arena clash...
With only three defeats in a total of 12 matches between them, both Frankfurt and Köln can be happy with a solid start, but a total of three wins also leaves something to be desired. With the 2013/14 campaign still young and the table still tight, a win could signal a major leap in the standings ahead of the international break.
With still ruled out with an ankle injury, 24-year-old (pictured) stands between the posts again for Eintracht Frankfurt. Coach Thomas Schaaf will be hoping the rest of his party emerge from the weekend unscathed before they go on international duty.
(pictured) is back in training and Köln coach Peter Stöger is giving his involvement some consideration. "He could well be an option," he said. Forward Thomas Bröker and midfielder Dusan Svento are not yet ready, though, according to the Austrian coach.
had a rather quiet beginning to his Frankfurt career, but the Chelsea FC loanee is on the Bundesliga map now after a sensational match-winning free kick in Hamburg last week. That goal could prove to be a watershed moment for both the Brazilian and his team this term.
Köln have scored only twice this season, and one of those came from . Along with Anthony Ujah, the 24-year-old former TSV 1860 Munich forward will be called upon to add to that tally this weekend and beyond in the absence of senior striker Patrick Helmes.
(Frankfurt defender): It's going to be tough because they hardly ever concede, but we're desperate for the three points at home.
Peter Stöger (Köln coach): Every game in the Bundesliga is a new challenge and we know how to cope. There's a good atmosphere in the team.
Frankfurt's only defeat of the season came on Matchday 3 against Augsburg, since when they have drawn two and beaten Hamburger SV last weekend. Köln's early-season form was exceptional, thanks to the four clean sheets kept by Timo Horn (pictured), but they have lost their last two games to Hannover 96 and FC Bayern München.
This is the first meeting between the two sides in the Bundesliga since May 2011, when Köln triumphed 2-0 in Frankfurt, a result which effectively condemned the Eagles to relegation and kept the Billy Goats in the top flight. When Köln went down a year later, Frankfurt came back up.
Frankfurt: Wiedwald - Chandler, Zambrano, Russ, Oczipka - Medojevic - Aigner, Hasebe - Piazon - Seferovic, Meier
Köln: Horn - Brecko, Maroh, Wimmer, Hector - Vogt, Lehmann - Risse, Halfar, Peszko - Osako