Bayern Munich will be looking to get their sixth consecutive Bundesliga victory on Sunday when they host Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena. The visitors are yet to win a game this season after losing in their opener but have managed five straight draws after that. Even so, they are facing an uphill task against the champions.
Where and when: Allianz Arena – 3 October, kick-off 16:30
Where you can see Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt: BT Sport
Last time: Eintracht Frankfurt earned a shock 2-1 victory in their last meeting against Bayern back in February at Deutsche Bank Park. Daichi Kamada and Amin Younes gave the hosts a two-goal lead, while Robert Lewandowski scored the only goal for the visitors.
Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt Predictions and Preview
Bayern Munich are yet to suffer a defeat under Julian Nagelsmann, as FC Hollywood have won eight and drawn one game under their new manager. That draw came against Borussia Monchengladbach in their Bundesliga opener, but the champions have been devastating ever since and will count on their strong form at home as they host Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
Nagelsmann’s men have won six consecutive games at home and have scored a remarkable 15 goals in three games at the Allianz Stadium this term. Bayern lost 2-1 away to Eintracht last time out, but the Bavarian side have won four consecutive games in Munich against this opponent.
Bayern scored five goals against Eintracht on three of those occasions and considering the current condition of both teams, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the champions score at least a few this time as well.
Benjamin Pavard saw red in the 3-1 win away to Greuther Furth last time out, so the French full-back will miss Bayern’s next two games. Nagelsmann will also have to do without Sven Ulreich, Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso, who are all injured, but none of them were expected to start anyway.
The German champions host Dinamo Kiev for their second Champions League game on Wednesday, so Nagelsmann might be tempted to do some rotating.
Eintracht Frankfurt also changed their coach in the summer, but it’s safe to say that Oliver Glasner has had a complete opposite start at his new club compared to Julian Nagelsmann. The Eagles are yet to win a game under Glasner, as they were trashed 5-2 by Borussia Dortmund on his debut and have registered six consecutive draws since.
The Dortmund defeat was the only game that saw Eintracht scoring more than one goal this term, as five of their draws ended 1-1, including a Europa League clash against Fenerbahce. Losing Andre Silva to RB Leipzig was a major error for Die Adler, as they are yet to find a consistent scoring source and have managed only six goals since the start of the season.
Eintracht have been a tricky opponent for Bayern in recent years, as the Frankfurt side have two wins in their last five games against the champions. However, their last victory in Munich dates back to 2018 when Ante Rebic’s brace proved to be decisive in a 3-1 victory.
Glasner will have to do without Sebastian Rode, Cristopher Lenz, Evan N’Dicka and Erik Durm, who are all injured, while Amin Younes is yet to feature for the club this term after his failed move to Saudi Arabia on transfer deadline day.
Considering Eintracht’s struggles and Bayern’s stellar form since the start of the campaign, it’s no surprise that the champions are heavy 2/11 favourites to get the three points on Sunday. The draw is priced at 7/2, while a what would be a shock victory for the visitors is available at 12/1.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski has barely showed any signs of slowing down, despite turning 33 in August. The Pole already has 11 goals in eight appearances in all competitions this term, while he also has a remarkable 16 goals, including two hat-tricks, against Eintracht in his career. Lewandowski is simply on fire and is the 6/4 favourite to break the deadlock at the Allianz Arena.
One to watch for Eintracht Frankfurt: Jens Petter Hauge has had a solid start to his Eintracht Frankfurt career, as the former AC Milan winger already has two goals to his name. Hauge will be eager to impress against FC Hollywood on Sunday and is 14/1 to score the opener.
Long shot: Two of Bayern’s last six wins over Eintracht Frankfurt ended 5-0, while the champions beat Hertha Berlin by the same score a few weeks ago. A repeat of that result this weekend is priced at 16/1, but it rises to 83/2 if you add Lewandowski as the first scorer.