This fixture has never produced a 0-0 draw (on average 3.1 goals per game). No other fixture in history the Bundesliga has yet to end in a goalless draw.
The Werkself have secured nine wins in the last 11 Bundesliga games and have only lost twice in that run – they were both away games at Gladbach (2-1 defeats on matchday 33 in 2015/16 and on matchday one in 2016/17).
Eintracht strong at home
Eintracht have won their last three home games in the Bundesliga. The last time there were more home victories in Frankfurt was between April and September 2000 under Felix Magath (eight on the bounce).
The Werkself in good shape
The Werkself showed true grit last weekend when they secured a 3-1 win against Hamburg SV after being a goal down. Last season Bayer 04 collected 19 points coming from behind and that was the best in the Bundesliga last term.
Coaching duo with Bayer 04 past
Niko and Robert Kovac signed for the Werkself in the summer of 1996. Niko stayed to 1999 before joining HSV and Robert to 2001 before moving on to Bayer Munich. Niko made 77 Bundesliga appearances (eight goals) for the Werkself, Robert 127 (one goal).
The Schwadbud is open
The popular fan pub Schwadbud opens its doors at 13.30 CET on Saturday to provide a venue to watch the match. Call in if you can.
The new Bayer edition
On Bundesliga match day three, the Werkself will play in a brand-new JAKO shirt called the 'Bayer edition'. The shirt is in Bayer company colours representing the unique link between the club and parent company.
The kit is available from all Bayer 04 stores from Friday as well as in the online shop.
LIVE action via the LIVE app
The Bayer 04 LIVE APP, recently nominated one of the most innovative apps on a popular App blog, will be packed full of exclusive information (in German) on Bayer 04 on Saturday. You can download it now to keep up-to-date with the action at Werkself while you are on the move.>> bit.ly/b04live . The social networks will be busy at #SGEB04.
Bayer 04 welcomed 14 media representatives from Africa on Friday, 1 December. The trip for journalists from the likes of Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mozambique, Togo, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Togo was organised by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) with the goal of establishing and promoting Africa as a new target market for the Bundesliga.Show more
Bayer 04 has modernised its media working area in the stands at the BayArena and equipped it with new, multifunctional monitors. The 50 screens will be used for the first time for the fixture against Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 13 in the Bundesliga next Sunday, 3 December (kick-off: 17:30 CET) and offer the media representatives working at the BayArena on matchday numerous possibilities.Show more
Bayer 04 have little time to recover from their 2-0 win away at Häcken in the UEFA Europe League, ensuring progress to the round of 16, before their next challenge up against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Sunday (17:30 CET). At his pre-match press conference on Friday morning, head coach Xabi Alonso spoke about BVB and gave a warning about not losing focus.Show more
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