Eintracht Frankfurt are looking to arrest a six-game winless streak when FC Ingolstadt 04 visit the Commerzbank Arena on Saturday afternoon (kick-off: 15:30CET/14:30GMT).
Die Adler's 2-0 loss at Hertha Berlin on Wednesday saw them drop into the bottom three for the first time this season. Coach Armin Veh's cause is not helped by the injury-enforced absence of Alex Meier, who has scored almost half of Eintracht's goals this season.
Ingolstadt promise to be a tricky proposition. The Bavarians dominated 1. FC Köln on Tuesday, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw. Lukas Hinterseer will be looking to score for his fourth consecutive game, having previously failed to find the target since the opening day 1-0 win at 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Ingolstadt celebrated their first-ever home win in the Bundesliga thanks to a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Matchday 25 - Match facts
- Die Adler did not once slip into the bottom three last season. The last time they found themselves in such a lowly position was after Matchday 2 of the 2013/14 campaign.
- Meier - injured for this game - has scored 44 percent of Eintracht's goals (12 of 27). No player has been responsible for a higher percentage of his team's goals in the Bundesliga this season.
- Ingolstadt have never lost a competitive game against Frankfurt. The Bavarians won the reverse fixture 2-0, whilst their two meetings in Bundesliga 2 in the 2011/12 season both ended 1-1.
- Having failed to find the target since August, Hinterseer has now scored three goals in his last three Bundesliga games. No Ingolstadt player has ever managed such a feat.
- Stefan Lex and Pascal Groß scored their only Bundesliga goals in the reverse fixture (a 2-0 win for Die Schanzer).
- Ingolstadt centre-back Benjamin Hübner is the son of Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hübner.
Frankfurt: Hradecky - Regäsel, Zambrano, Abraham, Oczipka - Russ, Stendera - Hasebe, Fabian, Huszti - Seferovic
Absentees: Anderson Bamba (light training) Flum (knee), Reinartz (groin), Castaignos (light training) Meier (knee)
Ingolstadt: Özcan - da Costa, Matip, Hübner, Suttner - Roger - Groß, Christiansen - Hinterseer, Lezcano, Leckie
Absentees: Danilo (toe) Levels (ankle)