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Ailing Bayern Munich Visits Eintracht

Key Players Sidelined for Both Bundesliga Teams

Revenge Match for Bayern Munich

A struggling Eintracht Frankfurt hosts Bundesliga-leading Bayern Munich on Saturday with major absences for both sides.

There should be plenty of game time for fringe players and that could make for an intriguing watch and solid opportunity for soccer betting. Bayern comes in as big road favorites despite struggling vs Frankfurt recently.

Injuries Weaken Both Sides as Eintracht vs Bayern
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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich Betting Preview

  • Game: Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Bayern Munich
  • Location: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Date/Time: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich Head to Head

Eintracht Frankfurt picked up a surprise 2-1 win at the Allianz Stadium in October, handing Bayern Munich its first loss of the season. While Bayern are usually the sounder pick to bet online in every fixture they play, Frankfurt have won the last two meetings and three of the last five in all competitions.

Things Falling Apart for Eintracht

Eintracht Frankfurt have lost their last two matches and were shut out in both. Anthony Modeste got a late goal for the hosts as Frankfurt couldn’t hold on for a draw at Koln last Saturday. Frankfurt won only one of their last six league matches and have been one of the soccer picks to avoid in recent weeks.

Despite their poor form, they’re firmly mid-table and only six points outside of a European place but need to pick things up in short order. Eintracht Frankfurt have a decent defensive record but they’ve lacked a consistent goal scorer. Starting strikers Rafael Borre and Jesper Lindstrom have combined for just 10 goals.

Filip Kostic is the real danger man for Frankfurt and he scored the winner back in October. He’s compiled seven assists and could be the one to break Bayern down.

Oliver Glasner’s Frankfurt could be missing quite a few players for this one as Ragnar Ache and Diant Ramaj will be out due to injury. Midfielder Kristijan Jakic is suspended while midfielders Ajdin Hrustic, Daichi Kamada and Sebastian Rode are all doubtful.

Bayern Decimated by Injury

Nothing is certain except death, taxes and Robert Lewandowski scoring goals. The eight-time Polish footballer of the year found the net twice in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 win over Furth last weekend and has scored in seven of his last eight Bundesliga matches.

Lewandowski has been shattering records lately and he could end up breaking his own ridiculous record this season. Lewandowski scored 41 Bundesliga goals in just 29 appearances last season and he just needs 14 in 13 remaining matches to break it.

Serge Gnabry recently reached the 10-goal mark amid speculation of his future and Bayern as a team is on pace for an inconceivable 109 goals. Getting to that mark would shatter the Bundesliga record that Bayern set in 1971-72, but still their 10th straight title hasn’t been won yet.

Bayern are just six points ahead of second-place Borussia Dortmund and they’ve got a bunch of injuries with which to contend. Leading assist man Thomas Muller is out with Covid-19 this weekend while goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Leon Goretzka are nursing knee injuries. Left back Alphonso Davies has a heart condition and midfielder Corentin Tolisso is dealing with a hamstring problem. All of the injured players are key ones.

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of service Lewandowski is able to get with so many midfielders out. More importantly, Bayern need to get everyone healthy for the second leg of their Champions League match with RB Salzburg in a couple weeks’ time. Bayern were only able to snag a draw in the first leg.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich Prediction

In the three games Neuer has missed, Bayern Munich have conceded in each. Even with so many players out for Bayern, Leroy Sane, Gnabry and Lewandowski are a more than capable attack. Midfield lynchpin Joshua Kimmich is also available so there should be some chances.

Expect a free-flowing match and for both teams to get on the scoresheet. Go with over 3½ goals in the sportsbook.

Pick: Over 3½ goals (-120)

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