Eintracht Frankfurt at FC Bayern München
|Date & Time||Saturday May 18, 2019, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
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Bayern is welcoming Eintracht in round 34 of German Bundesliga.
Bayern is heading into this matchup as the leader of Bundesliga with 75 points, only 2 points in front of Borussia Dortmund. For Bayern to win another Bundesliga title they need at least 1 point in this game. In their last game against Leipzig, Bayern was by far the better team with 65% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and solid 85% of correct passes, but Bayern’s strikers weren’t able to score and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Bayern has been struggling a bit on both ends since their star goalkeeper Neuer got injured but despite that, Bayern hasn’t lost any of their last 10 matches. Lewandowski is Bayern’s top goal scorer with 22 goals while Kimmich added 12 assists and Muller added 10 assists. Bayern is playing fun and enjoyable soccer with high possession and high pressure when not in possession and when Bayern’s offense gets rolling it's extremely hard to stop them. Coach Kovac has been doing a good job throughout the season in getting his players ready and keeping their morale high, especially when Bayern was behind Borussia in the standings by as much as 12 points at some point, but his future in Bayern is still unclear. This is the last Bundesliga game and Bayern has a chance of winning 2 trophies this season because they are playing DLB Pokal finale on May 25th against Leipzig.
Eintracht is a solid team who is still in the fight for a Champions League spot next season but for that to happen, Eintracht can’t lose here. Eintracht hasn’t won any of their last 6 games and in their last game against Mainz, Eintracht wasn’t playing well. They had 58% of ball possession, only 4 shots on goal and low 74% of correct passes and have lost 0-2. Another blow happened to Eintracht this week when their star striker and best player Luka Jovic has supposedly accepted Real Madrid’s offer and will be leaving Eintracht at the end of the season in a transfer worth 60 million euros. Jovic has scored 17 goals this season followed by Haller who has 14 goals. Tawatha and Rode are only injured players in Eintracht’s squad and will not be playing in this match. Eintracht hasn’t been playing well for some time now and has conceded at least 1 goal in 5 of their last 6 games. Coach Hutter has taken over Eintracht last summer when former coach Kovac went to Bayern Munich and has done a great job in keeping Eintracht close to the top of the standings. Eintracht is holding 6th place in the standings with 54 points, 1 point behind Leverkusen and M’gladbach who are playing in better form and it will be really hard for Eintracht to get qualified for Champions League.
Bayern is a better team here in every way possible and both teams are in a desperate need of a win here. When Bayern and Eintracht meet, there is usually a lot of goals scored, especially when the game is played in Munich. Because both teams need to win here, and Eintracht is due for a breakout, I will rather choose something on goals.