Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt will face each other on Saturday in what promises to be a great match in the Bundesliga. When two of the most attacking teams in the league going against each other, the clash promises to be one for the ages.

Bayern Munich is coming off a 1-1 draw with Koln. They looked ominous in the match but are winless in the last two matches. Julian Nagelsmann will be hoping for his team’s first win of the season against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Eintracht Frankfurt, on the other hand, have won and drawn one game each this year. They are fourth on the table with 31 points from 17 matches. A win against Bayern would not just take them forward in the title race but also be a huge confidence boost.

Now we look at some stats that could predict the match’s outcome.

Season so far

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt

The visual above shows Bayern Munich’s and Eintracht Frankfurt’s percentile rank compared to other teams in the Bundesliga. Bayern, who have great stats in almost all the metrics, have outperformed Eintracht Frankfurt so far this season. They are ranked very highly for goals, shots, passing accuracy, high press success, and possession. Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt are ranked highly for recoveries and goals per game. The visitors also press high and recover possession in dangerous positions.

Counterattacks and Goal threats

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt

The visual above shows the efficiency of counterattacks by different teams in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich have the highest efficiency on the list, with 28% efficiency. Frankfurt is placed much lower, with 15% efficiency. The hosts launch around 2.45 counterattacks per game, with 46.1% of them leading to shots, while the visitors launch an average of 2.63 counterattacks per game, with 36% of them leading to shots.

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Both teams sit next to each other on the goal list with the highest and second-highest goals per game value. Bayern Munich score an incredible 3.1 goals per game this season while Eintracht Frankfurt have scored an average of 2.2 goals per game. But in the last two matches, Bayern have scored only two goals while conceding two goals. But the visitors have scored four and conceded just one.

A game of pressing

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Both Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt have a high press success rate, with the hosts having a higher success rate. They have a 54% success rate, while the visitors have only about a 46% success rate. They are also ranked very highly for recoveries per game and will be looking to regain possession in the attacking half.

Key Players

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Bayern Munich’s worries about the striker role were quickly sorted as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting stepped up to the occasion for them. In 12 matches, he has 12 goals and two assists to his name and has been their main man in goal. He will need to step up again against Frankfurt.

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt

The visual above shows one of Frankfurt’s best players from this season. With seven goals and one assist, Lindstrom has turned up the heat this season and delivered whenever the team needed him. The youngster, if given a chance to play his natural game, can cause the defending champions some trouble.

Betting Analysis

When two teams with high scoring rates go against each other, it promises a great match. The betting market stands firmly in support of the hosts, as they have their odds placed at 1.34 in the 1×2 market. The visitors, at the same time, have their odds placed at 7.85. As for the over/under lines market, the clash of two big fish usually produces a low number of goals and therefore is expected to be below 2.5.

Team News

Bayern Munich will be without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer while Yann Sommer replaces him. Sadio Mane, Noussair Mazraoui, and Bouna Sarr have returned to training, but it is unclear whether they will feature in this game.

The visitors, at the same time, will be without wing-backs Eric Dina Ebimbe and Luca Pellegrini due to injuries. Paxten Aaronson and Marcel Wenig are also unlikely candidates for this clash.

Bayern Munich, who have not gotten off to the best of starts in 2023, will face a tough challenge in the form of Eintracht Frankfurt as they go out in search of their first win of the year. However, Eintracht Frankfurt will be aware of Bayern’s success over them in previous meetings and will be hoping to reverse the trend.

Visuals via TFA data viz engine