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Bundesliga

Köln aiming to build on strong start against Frankfurt

Frankfurt - Surprise early-season front-runners 1. FC Köln travel to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CEST) looking to maintain their impressive start to the campaign.

The Eagles, meanwhile, go into the Matchday 4 clash eager to build on the 4-1 victory over VfB Stuttgart a fortnight ago, which lifted Armin Veh's side into the top half of the table. bundesliga.com has all the essential pre-match information...

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History

Top facts

    Frankfurt have collected more points in Saturday evening matches (2.3 per game) than any other Bundesliga club since the introduction of this fixture back in 2009Köln, on the other hand, have only averaged 0.6 points from games kicking off at 18:30 CEST on a SaturdayEintracht have only won one of their last nine encounters with KölnThe Billy Goats have beaten Frankfurt 12 times away from home. Only Stuttgart have lost more often against Köln in front of their own fans (14 times)Köln have also scored more goals in Frankfurt (57) than any other clubArmin Veh has lost five of his six Bundesliga matches against the Rhineland outfitThis is Matthias Lehmann's fifth season as a Bundesliga player. The 32-year-old once helped Frankfurt achieve promotion to the top flight

Team news

Frankfurt

Possible line-up: Hradecky - Ignjovski, Zambrano, Russ, Oczipka - Reinartz - Aigner, Castaignos - Stendera - Meier, Seferovic

Absentees: Anderson (light training), Chandler (meniscus), Kittel (light training)

Köln

Possible line-up: Horn - Olkowski, Sörensen, Heinz, Hector - Risse, Vogt, Lehmann, Bittencourt - Zoller, Modeste

Absentees: Mavraj (knee)