A bounce back to form away from home, in general, is needed for Bayern as they’ve now failed to win in back-to-back away games for the first time this season after a midweek Champions League draw with Salzburg (1-1).
A disappointing 1-0 Bundesliga defeat to Cologne last time out extended Eintracht Frankfurt’s current scoreless run to 193 minutes, and they’ve now won just one of their last six league clashes. Since reaching their highest league position of the campaign (sixth) with their win over Mainz back in December, Frankfurt have since faded away in the race for European qualification as the gap to the top six seemingly widens with each passing week. Frankfurt’s recent form at Deutsche Bank Park has been the main problem, losing more Bundesliga home games across the last three losses than in 29 such matches prior. A visit from champions-elect Bayern Munich may look like further misery in the making then, but instead, Frankfurt are actually seeking their first run of three straight home H2H wins since 1995-1998!
Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann will know the perils that Frankfurt can pose as he’s currently on a run of just one win across ten personal H2Hs against the club. He’ll be hoping to buck that trend as his Bayern side look to avoid successive away league defeats for the first time since May 2015 after an embarrassing 4-2 loss to Bochum in their last Bundesliga road trip. A bounce back to form away from home, in general, is needed for Bayern as they’ve now failed to win in back-to-back away games for the first time this season after a midweek Champions League draw with Salzburg (1-1). The current nine-time consecutive champions have only once gone winless in 3 successive away games in a season since 2015/16, emphasising just how rare another failure would be.
Frankfurt have won three of the last five league H2Hs, with danger man Filip Kostic securing five-goal contributions across those victories. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored and assisted last time out for Bayern, though he’s failed to win ten of his 13 career H2Hs. Frankfurt matches are averaging 10.57 total corners, one of the competition’s highest tallies.