The Rise of The Eagles

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The Bundesliga appears to be undergoing a radical transformation this season with perennial title winners Bayern Munich not even featuring in the Champions League places at present after a 3-2 defeat to the current league leaders Borussia Dortmund at the weekend, but it’s the rise of Die Adler (The Eagles) that has made real waves on Football Index.

The signs of a rising Eintracht Frankfurt were very much there last season under manager Niko Kovac, a fine DFB Pokal cup win over Bayern Munich (despite knowing he was to become the new man in charge at the Allianz Arena) which saw them qualify for this seasons Europa League. Under the helm of new manage Adi Hutter the upward trajectory has quite simply continued. The Eagles enjoyed a thumping 3-0 victory over current Champions League participants Schalke 04 to put themselves into the Champions League places themselves and it’s the attacking trio of Sebastian Haller (£2.24), Ante Rebic (£2.49) and Luka Jovic (£3.43) who are capturing all of the headlines and making the Eagles firm favourites for traders.

Leading the front line for Eintracht Frankfurt is Serbian striker, Luka Jovic (£3.43). The front man is in stunning form at present which was witnessed by his five goals in the 7-1 rout of Fortuna Dusseldorf last month, which was one of the first games where Goal and Assist Dividends were on offer to traders. In total this season he has hit nine goals in nine games which has unsurprisingly alerted several Premier League big guns. It is rumoured that Liverpool, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are all said to have been looking at the Serbian. These rumours coupled with the stunning form has seen Jovic rise from £1.98 in the last month, that’s a rise of £1.48 per share, a return of 74%. The 20-year old’s stock is rising on both the transfer market and Football Index. 

The next member of the front three is Frenchman, Sebastian Haller (£2.24). The former FC Utrecht striker plays alongside Jovic in a 3-5-2 formation and is enjoying the form of his life under the stewardship of Adi Hutter. The striker only managed 9 goals in the entirety of last season but already finds himself on eight goals with a further five assists as we enter the November international break. Similar to his strike partner, Haller was available to traders at £1.13 just a month ago and has increased in share price by almost 100% in this period, whilst reaching highs of £2.58. It is therefore little surprise that Haller too has been heavily linked with a transfer to the Premier League with Rafael Benítez and Mauricio Pochettino said to be big fans. It would be crazy for Eintracht Frankfurt to let one of their biggest stars leave in January but should the good form continue, Haller’s list of admirers look set to grow.

 The final member of the attacking trio in the free role just behind the front two is Croatian, Ante Rebic (£2.49). Rebic enjoyed a fine summer in Russia starring for Croatia as they reached the World Cup Final, which saw strong links to Jose Mourinho and Manchester United, yet the good form has continued this season. Rebic was a little late back to full fitness this season but his statistics are just as impressive as his colleagues, the Eintracht Frankfurt number 4 has plundered 4 goals in 5 starts with a further 2 assists. The previous Red Devils links mean Rebic wasn’t as under the radar as his teammates but he too is up by £0.47 a share in the past month. Will United be back knocking on Frankfurt’s door?

The Eagles are well and truly rising again thanks to the efforts of the dynamic front three, are they in your portfolio too?

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Introduced to Football INDEX while England were being dumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland, Jim analyses the market in detail to help Traders enhance their portfolios.

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