Prediction: Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Best Odds: 19/4
The German Bundesliga is back once again this weekend as they continue to rebound following the extended winter break. German football was away longer than any other top flight across Europe and now that they’re back, things are beginning to heat up. That’s especially true within the context of the title race and on Saturday, we’ll see a huge game go down as part of that battle as Bayern Munich play host to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern Munich continue to serve as one of the most successful, and exciting, clubs in world football. Alas, such a dynasty can often take a toll, with a slew of rivals beginning to emerge at the top end of the table. They have the squad necessary to handle such pressure and we expect them to still be viewed as the favourites for the crown, but it may not be quite as easy as it has been in years gone by.
There are still plenty of big names absent for Bayern with the following players being out of action: Mazraoui, Mane, Neuer, Sarr and Hernandez.
Fresh off of their scintillating Europa League triumph last season, Eintracht Frankfurt are really beginning to emerge as one of Germany’s greatest clubs. Their fanbase alone helps them to make that claim but in addition to that, their first team is stacked with talent. Now, as they begin to really piece it all together on the pitch, we don’t think it’ll be long before they are mounting a genuine title push.
Aaronson, Pellegrini and Wenig have all been ruled out of this one with Tuta and Trapp currently being listed as doubtful to appear.
Factors to Consider
- Bayern are 1st in Bundesliga with 36 points whereas Frankfurt are 4th with 31 points.
- Bayern have won three and drawn three of their last six games.
- Frankfurt have won four and drawn two of their last six games.
- Bayern have scored 17 goals and conceded nine in their last six games.
- Frankfurt have scored 13 goals and conceded six in their last six games.
There’s a nervous energy around Bayern’s play right now and we don’t think that’s going to disappear overnight. They’ve returned from the winter break without much of a rhythm in their step and because of that, we expect to see Frankfurt really take the game to them. They aren’t going to win, but they’ll hand them a third straight draw in the league with a 1-1 result that opens the title race right back up.
Best Odds: 19/4