Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Eintracht Frankfurt play host to Bochum at their Deutsche Bank Park on day 21 of the current Bundesliga campaign. Die Adler aim to recover from a 2-0 loss to Koln and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Keep in mind, though, that both Tuta and Niels Nkounkou are banned for the match. Midfielder Mehdi Loune misses out with an ACL injury.
Thomas Letsch’s troops are still sitting in the danger zone in the Bundesliga standings. Bochum are on a three-game losing run on the road and even though Eintracht Frankfurt boss Dino Toppmoller has some selection worries, we are tempted to put our money on the home side. Both Mohammed Tolba and Michael Esser are sidelined with injuries, while Saturday’s game comes too early for Keven Schlotterbeck, who has been struggling with a muscle problem.
Highlighted Player (Ellyes Skhiri):
After spending his youth career at Montpellier, Ellyes Skhiri continued playing for la Paillade at senior level. In 2019 he moved to Bundesliga side Koln, signing a four-year contract with the Billy Goats. Shkiri was born in Lunel, France on May 10, 1995, but he has a dual citizenship as his parents are of Tunisia descent.
The Koln midfielder made debut with the Tunisian national team in a 1-0 win over Iran on March 23, 2018 and he represented Tunisia at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia later that year. Ellyes Skhiri’s main position is defensive midfielder, but he is capable of producing fine performances at both right and centre back.
His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Koln until June 30, 2026. The Tunisia international made his Bundesliga debut on August 17, 2019 in a 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg and he scored his first ever goal in the German top flight in a 2-1 win over Freiburg on August 31, 2019.