Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga Odds, Time, and Prediction
Is there a team who could end Bayern Munich’s dominance in the German Bundesliga? Right now, there seem to be (at least) six suitable candidates, one of which is Eintracht Frankfurt. The two met in Round 1 of the 2022-23 season and we saw an absolute annihilation of the boys from Frankfurt – the Bavarians
Is there a team who could end Bayern Munich’s dominance in the German Bundesliga? Right now, there seem to be (at least) six suitable candidates, one of which is Eintracht Frankfurt. The two met in Round 1 of the 2022-23 season and we saw an absolute annihilation of the boys from Frankfurt – the Bavarians blew them out 6-1 on the road.
Fast-forward to January 28, and it’s time for the second Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt duel of the season. Knowing that Bayern aren’t in such great form as at the start of the season, Eintracht have the right to hope for a good result.
Over 2.5 Goals
Under 2.5 Goals
*Odds taken from bet365 on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
When, Where, and How to Watch?
Place: Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Time: 12:30 PM ET
How to Watch: ESPN+
Banged-Up Bayern Munich Looking for Their First Win in 2023
Bayern Munich is by far the most successful German club, with 32 domestic titles in the collection. In comparison, the second-most successful team has won just 9 league titles (1. FC Nurnberg). What’s interesting is that Bayern won more than one-third of its titles in the 21st century. In fact, this team’s been the Bundesliga champion non-stop since 2012.
In seven of the last 10 Bundesliga-winning seasons, Bayern’s scoring leader was Robert Lewandowski. Unfortunately for them, he’s no longer in the club starting this season. To fill in the gap left by the Polish scoring maestro, Bayern decided to sign Sadio Mane. The former Liverpool forward started the new chapter of his career in top gear, but then got injured in November.
Mane is still sidelined and the same goes for a few other important Bayern Munich players, most notably, their captain Manuel Neuer. The German goalkeeper picked up an injury while on a skiing holiday in December, for which he won’t play any soccer until the end of the season.
To deal with the issue, Bayern signed Yann Sommer from Borussia Monchengladbach, but the Swiss hasn’t played great soccer since moving to Allianz Arena. The result of all this is that Bayern Munich aren’t as impressive as everyone thought they’d be in the 2022-23 season.
The reigning champs are still sitting top of the table, but there are several teams that could leapfrog them as early as February.
Eintracht Frankfurt Plotting Revenge for Months
The reigning Europa League champions have huge ambitions for the remainder of the 2022-23 season, especially in domestic soccer. They’re currently fourth in the Bundesliga, with only five points fewer than table leaders, Bayern Munich.
The most impressive fact about this team is that Eintracht is without a single loss in competitive matches since October. That’s when the Frankfurters lost to Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at home. Since then, they’ve been brilliant in practically all aspects of the game.
Their standout player has been French international Randal Kolo Muani who’s already scored 7 Bundesliga goals this season. He’s also recorded 10 assists in the German top flight, which is more than any other player in this competition.
This guy tends to show up in big games – just think of his goal for France in the semifinal against Morocco – which is why we think he might score/assist on Saturday. The big question, however, is whether his output is going to be enough to win points against Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction
Anything can happen in this game, but we think one thing is certain – Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt is going to be a high-scoring affair.