Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich receive Eintracht Frankfurt at late kick-off on Saturday on German soil.
Bayern are looking for an eighth consecutive time Championship cup that appeared to be in serious danger at the beginning of the season under Niko Kovac. His successor, Hans-Dieter Flick, has let the reigning champions play with the boast and verve of a typical Bayern team since his appointment. This is reflected in the fact that they scored their 50th goal against Union Berlin in Flick's 16th responsible game last weekend. According to Opta, no other head coach has achieved such a performance in less time in the history of the Bundesliga.
Bayern are currently four points ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund and are currently enjoying an unbeaten run of 12 games in the league. The routine win over Union on Sunday complements the growing list of domestic scalps collected this season.
It was a familiar story for visitors on Saturday when last season's Europa League semi-finalists faced a 3-1 reversal against Borussia Mönchengladbach. This means that Adi Hutter's men are now lurking five points just outside the relegation position.
An interesting (or disheartening, if you're a Frankfurt fan) statistic that Opta made available to us this week: Bayern have a 10-game winning streak at home in Frankfurt, their longest such defeat against a team in the division represents.
So it's a big job, but the Eagles must try to score points this weekend, otherwise this threatening gap could narrow even further. This Frankfurt team is a shadow of the energetic Eagles last season. Luka Jovic, Ante Rebic and Sebastien Haller all leave in the summer, but could they cause excitement?
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- UNITED KINGDOM: BT Sport 1
- US: Fox Soccer Plus
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The latest occupations by Bayern Munich & Eintracht Frankfurt:
- Bayern Munich (against Union Berlin): Newer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Thiago, Müller, Gnabry, Goretzka; Lewandowski
- Frankfurt (against Mönchengladbach): Trapp; Toure, Abraham, Hinteregger, N & # 39; Dicka; Kamada, Sow, Rode, Ilsanker, Kostic; Embolo
Philippe Coutinho and Corentin Tolisso remain on the sidelines for Flick, who will likely stay with the same XI as against Berlin. Ivan Perisic and Kingsley Coman started out late on Sunday as substitutes and will push for starts. Dominik Kohr is closed to visitors after receiving a late booking the last time, while Goncalo Paciencia is absent from Hutter.
To see players:
- Bayern Munich: Flick is blessed to have an embarrassment of wealth at his disposal, but is probably the brightest jewel in his armory Robert Lewandowski. The clinical Polish shooter was in a devastating form this season, scoring the weekend goal to score the 26th goal. Just Ciro Immobile (27) has scored more goals this season in Europe's top five divisions. Frankfurt has proven vulnerable this season. So if Lewandowski is in the mood he usually has, he could have a field day.
- Frankfurt: It was a forgetful season for the Eagles, but there were still some bright sparks, and one of them is Filip Kostic. That the Serb created more than twice as many chances (60) when the next Frankfurt player told the whole story. He was her creative catalyst (with eight Bundesliga templates), her workhorse and occasionally a goal keeper, with four to his name. This Saturday could be one of the few ways to see him in a Frankfurt jersey. "I assume that he is on the list at some larger clubs and that there will be a major transfer in the summer," German soccer king Lothar Matthäus told Sky Germany last week. "What he's done so far this season is top notch."
Scoreline forecast: Bavaria 4-0 Frankfurt
Table of the Bundesliga 2019/20 and current form:
- Bavaria: W.W.W.W.W.
- Frankfurt: LLLLW.
1.Bavaria Munich (58)
2. Borussia Dortmund (54)
3. Gladbach (52)
4.RB Leipzig (51)
The defending champions increase their lead at the top of the table to four points. pic.twitter.com/AE5dZRxl82
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