Bundesliga

Frankfurt host Mainz in Rhine-Main derby

Eintracht Frankfurt will be looking to end a three-game winless run when they welcome 1. FSV Mainz 05 to the Commerzbank Arena in the Rhine-Main derby on Tuesday (kick-off 20:00CET/19:00GMT).

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With 26 points on the board, Frankfurt are enjoying their best campaign in 23 years since Jay-Jay Okocha was in the side, but The Eagles are currently on their worst run of the season and are without a victory in three. Niko Kovac’s charges suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at VfL Wolfsburg last time out and will want to bounce back with a win in the derby and cement their position in the European places over the winter break.

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Martin Schmidt’s men returned to winning ways at the weekend thanks to Danny Latza’s superb hat-trick in the 3-1 win over Hamburger SV. The 05ers have previously struggled away at their neighbours with just one victory in 13 competitive visits, although that one win did come on a Tuesday. A good omen, then, for the away side as they look to keep pace with the other teams vying for European qualification going into the winter break.

The Venue - Commerzbank Arena