Frankfurt – With a formidable home record, Eintracht Frankfurt will hope to bounce back from their midweek defeat to FC Schalke 04 when they host Hertha Berlin on Sunday (kick-off 15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT).


Top facts

  • Frankfurt are unbeaten in 13 home games (eight wins), their best such run in 15 years.
  • Armin Veh has picked up just six points from 13 games against Hertha as a Bundesliga coach, and won just once (1-0 with Frankfurt in January 2014).
  • Hertha have not scored more than one goal in their last ten away matches.
  • Last season in Frankfurt, Hertha led 3-0, and then 4-2 with a minute left only to draw 4-4.
  • Alex Meier has scored in his last three games against Hertha, and has scored four of the six goals Frankfurt have struck against the capital club in their last two meetings.
  • Hertha had to wait until Matchday 9 to have three wins and ten points as they do after six matches this term.
  • With his brace against 1.FC Köln, Vedad Ibisevic ended a 25-game goal drought.

Possible line-ups

Frankfurt: Hradecky – Ignjovski, Russ, Abraham, Oczipka – Reinartz – Hasebe, Stendera – Meier – Aigner, Castaignos

Absentees: Anderson, Chandler (meniscus), Kittel, Bunjaki, Seferovic (thigh)

Hertha: Jarstein – Weiser, Stark, Lustenberger, Plattenhardt – Skjelbred, Cigerci – Haraguchi, Darida, Stocker - Ibisevic

Absentees: Brooks (thigh), Langkamp (ankle), Pekarik (shoulder), Beerens (calf), Ben-Hatira (toe), Kohls, Ronny (adductor), Allagui (knee), Schieber