Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Allianz Arena this weekend in what many predict to be a straight-forward encounter.
The league leaders who will look to cement their place at the top are on a six-game unbeaten run at home in the league (W5, D1).
Frankfurt, meanwhile, goes into the game sitting in 13th place and on the back of a woeful run of form that has seen them record just one win in five league games. The away side have lost four on the bounce in the league and will be hoping to cause an upset here as they managed to put five past a woeful Augsburg side in their last win.
Hans-Dieter Flick could be without the service of Barcelona loanee Philippe Coutinho. The former Liverpool attacker is sidelined with a niggling ankle injury. Defender Niklas Sule, as well as midfielder Javi Martinez, remains sidelined with long-term injuries.
Adi Hutter meanwhile has no injury worries at this time.
In the last five meetings between both sides in all competitions, Bayern Munich have won three and lost twice to Frankfurt. The away side won 5-1 in the reverse fixture this season in what was one of Nico Kovac’s most embarrassing last outings as Bayern coach.
Bayern Munich last five games in all competitions: WWWWW
Eintracht Frankfurt last five matches in all competitions: LLLWD.
Judging by their current form, Bayern Munich head into the game as clear favorites. The woeful form of their visitors also makes the job look a little bit lighter for the Bavarians. The Bavarians are unbeaten in the league in 12 matches, winning eleven and drawing just one in that period.
The hosts go into the game on the back of four clean sheets from six home games, scoring nine goals in those four games where their opponent has failed to score. However, the hosts have won five on the bounce without conceding a goal. In this same period, they scored 16 goals, averaging 2.8 per game.
The Bavarians are masters of late goals as of over 55% of these 16 goals were scored after the break.
The visitors meanwhile head into the game on the back of a three-game losing run.
Adi Hutter’s side has perhaps the worst away form in the league, having lost a league-high nine games away from home this season.
Defensively, Frederik Rönnow and Kevin Trapp between the Eintracht Frankfurt posts have kept just four sheets in the league this season between them, having conceded 44 goals in 26 matches.
Meanwhile, the away side tend to concede goals after the first half as they have conceded 2+ goal after the hour mark in three of their last five Bundesliga matches.
On the other end of the pitch, The Eagles have scored 39 times in the league this season.
The last five matches between both sides in all competitions have produced 24 goals with the last two league games producing over five goals—5-1 wins for either side.
Bayern to win @ 1/6
Over 2.5 Goals @ 2/7
Both Teams to Score/Yes @ 4/5