Eintracht Frankfurt host Ligue 1 side Marseille at the Deutsche Bank Park in the Champions League on Wednesday night with both teams still with a chance of qualifying for the knockout chances with three points separating the four teams.
Speaking to media ahead of the game, Eintracht head coach Oliver Glasner is expecting a physical game against Marseille: “I’m expecting a very tight, physical game, because Marseille obviously know we can no longer catch them if they win. I’m expecting them to line up in their usual 3-4-3 with plenty of man-to-man marking and high intensity.”
With wins against Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt come into this game in excellent form, Glasner added: “We feel ready for anything. The games against Leverkusen and Mönchengladbach gave us additional self-belief and I can see that in the players at the moment. We all know that if we’re to stay in Europe beyond the winter, our best bet is to beat Marseille.”
Glasner also confirmed that Hrvoje Smolčić will start against Marseille with central-defender Tuta suspended. Randal Kolo Muani is also expected to lead the attack, supported by Mario Götze and Jesper Lindstrøm. Marseille will also be without Éric Bailly and Pape Gueye for tomorrow’s game.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder