Bayern Munich need to pick themselves up after their Champions League disappointment when Eintracht Frankfurt come to town on Saturday. It’s a dress rehearsal for the German Cup final, which the teams will contest at Berlin’s Olympiastadion next month.
Where and when: Allianz Arena – 28 April, kick-off 14:30
Where you can see Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt: William Hill live streaming
Last time: A single goal from Arturo Vidal in the first half was enough to seal the points for Bayern when the teams met in Frankfurt in December.
Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt Predictions and Preview
Bayern face a mammoth task in Madrid next week, and will be smarting after the first leg of their semi-final. Jupp Heynckes’ side will want to lay down a marker ahead of the German Cup clash, but could rest a few players ahead of the trip to Spain with the Bundesliga title safely in the bag.
Despite taking the lead against Real Madrid on Wednesday, Die Roten were pegged back before half-time and went on to lose 2-1 thanks to Marco Asensio’s breakaway strike. Hopes of a treble seem to have disappeared, and the Allianz Arena will demand a reaction at the weekend.
With a huge 22-point lead at the top of the table with just three games left to play, the Bavarians are 4/6 for the victory. They’re going for their fifth straight Bundesliga win after losing at RB Leipzig last month, but are set to be without Manuel Neuer once again, although the German ‘keeper is closing in on a return to action.
Arjen Robben is set to miss out after going off early in the midweek game, with Kingsley Coman and David Alaba also doubts. Arturo Vidal and Jerome Boateng are out for the season, while the visitors are only missing Makoto Hasebe due to a suspension.
Frankfurt have gone 13 games without a win against Bayern, and they’re priced at 19/4 to take three points from Die Roten for the first time since a 2-1 success at the Waldstadion in March 2010. It’s 18 years since Die Adler have beaten Bayern on their own patch, so a draw at 10/3 could be the best Niko Kovac’s side can hope for.
The visitors will hope that Bayern are off their game and a potentially changed line-up will disrupt their recent rhythm on the domestic front. Frankfurt are very much in the hunt for a place in next season’s Europa League, and a victory on Saturday would give them plenty of confidence ahead of the German Cup final.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: James Rodriguez had a good game against his parent club on Wednesday, and slipped a lovely ball into Joshua Kimmich for the opening goal of the game. With 11 goals to his name this season, he’s 8/1 to break the deadlock in this one.
One to watch for Eintracht Frankfurt: Luka Jovic has eight goals from 18 Bundesliga games so far this term. The 20-year-old Serbian striker is 10/1 to open the scoring at the Allianz Arena, and the same price to bag the last goal of the contest.
Long shot: Frankfurt’s most recent wins against Bayern both at home and away were courtesy of 2-1 scorelines. Die Adler are 16/1 for a repeat of that result on Saturday afternoon, with the odds rising to 75/1 if you choose Jovic as the first scorer.