The final match of a loaded Saturday slate of Bundesliga action sees league leaders Bayern Munich play hosts to Eintracht Frankfurt. Bayern Munich have been red hot under new manager Hansi Flick, having continued their unbeaten streak thus far in 2020. They’ll be pining for an eighth straight title, and know that they cannot afford to pass up points against lowly Eintracht Frankfurt.
For Frankfurt they aren’t coming into this match in good form. A tough loss at home last week against Monchengladbach revealed their vast inconsistencies and frailties at the back. They’ve only secured 8 wins from 25 contests, and only three of their past fifteen, but there are massive holes throughout this squad.
One other storyline that has to be mentioned before this big Bayern/Frankfurt showdown was the result in the reverse fixture back in November. That game saw Frankfurt tear the league leaders apart by a 5-1 scoreline. Munich’s manager Niko Kovac was fired after, and they’ve been elite ever since under Hansi Flick. Surely that game still dwells on the proud members of Bayern’s squad, and they’ll be seeking retribution with the sides vastly different this time around.
With Bayern Munich eagerly awaiting Tuesday’s match against second-place Borussia Dortmund, the leaders know they’ll want to keep their distance in the table. This should make for a fascinating encounter, so keep reading on beneath the posted odds for a full match preview and betting analysis.
Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Odds:
Bayern Munich (-654)
Eintracht Frankfurt (+1104)
Bayern Munich -2.5 (+104)
Eintracht Frankfurt +2.5 (-118)
Over 3.5 (-138)
Under 3.5 (+118)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Pick:
With Bayern Munich entering Matchday 27 at full strength and no injury concerns for Hansi Flick at the moment, expect a strong Munich side to take the pitch – at least to start the contest.
With the new five substitution rule in place, that should definitely play a key role in favouring Bayern Munich on Saturday. Their squad depth is far greater than Frankfurt’s, and they have goal-scoring abilities littered throughout their squad.
Bayern will lineup in their typical 4-2-3-1 formation, with the prolific Robert Lewandowski leading the line – a great bet to find the back of the net once again. He’ll be supported by a clinically precise three-man supporting midfield in Ivan Perisic, Kingsley Coman, and Thomas Muller. That trio should provide a wealth of quality chances and scoring opportunities, and those four together should completely overwhelm the back-line of Frankfurt.
Expect Bayern to have their way with a Frankfurt club in the middle of a disturbing run. Making matters worse for manager Adi Hutter’s side is the fact that he’ll be forced to take on the league champs without two first-team players. It’s believed that Goncalo Paciencia, their top scorer will miss out on this clash, as will defensive midfielder Dominik Kohr. This will force an already thin side to get creative to somewhat limit Bayern, though the gulf in quality remains hard to overcome.
Look for Bayern to push the pace from kick-off, eagerly looking to pounce and break the spirits of Frankfurt early. With all of their talent and speed on the pitch, Bayern should work well to score early and often against Frankfurt, before Flick firmly takes his foot off the pedal. Munich will almost surely have one eye on securing some rest and squad rotation before their big top-of-the-table clash against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening. That should result in a free-flowing and fairly open match, especially in the second half when the result will quite likely be out of question.
With such a lopsided encounter on deck here, backing Bayern doesn’t seem to be profitable – especially with Dortmund looming. The best option to playing this match is backing goals in what promises to be a loose encounter. Frankfurt have been awful at the back of late, but their squad possesses some surprising talent, and don’t be shocked to see them help the total along with a goal. It’s a tad juicy right now, and you may need to shop around – though expect this total to soar over 3.5 goals, hovering around a price of -138.
Prediction: Bayern Munich 4-1