Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 5/23/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Eintracht Frankfurt (8-4-13) at Bayern Munich (18-4-4)
Bundesliga Soccer: Saturday May 23, 2020 at 12:30 PM (Allianz Arena)
The Line: Bayern Munich -650 / Draw +725 / Eintracht Frankfurt +1450 -- O/U: 3.5
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Bayern Munich host Eintracht Frankfurt in Bundesliga soccer action from the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Bayern Munich picked up right where they left off post-hiatus, sitting atop the Bundesliga table in 1st with a record of 18 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses following a 2-0 win over Union Berlin in their most recent outing. In the win over Union Berlin, Bayern got off to a hot start, but had a goal disallowed in the 19th minute thanks to VAR ruling Thomas Muller offside. The holders wouldn’t be denied though as Robert Lewandowski picked up where he left off in terms of his scoring account, scoring from the penalty spot in the 40th minute to give Bayern the lead. Munich sat back and controlled the pace before Benjamin Pavard doubled Bayern’s lead with 10 minutes to play, sending the defending champions to a comfortable victory. Lewandowski leads Bayern Munich in scoring with a whopping 26 goals this season which is one fewer than the entire Fortuna Dusseldorf squad have in 16th place with the fewest goals in the Bundesliga up to this point with 27. Serge Gnabry is 2nd with 11 goals and 9 assists while Thomas Muller has a team-high 16 assists this season. Manuel Neuer is the #1 goalkeeper for Bayern Munich, conceding just 0.92 goals per 90 minutes with 11 clean sheets in 26 league appearances this season.
Eintracht Frankfurt on the other hand, is sitting in 13th coming into this match with a record of 8 wins, 4 draws and 13 losses after a 4th successive league loss with a 3-1 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach last time out. Frankfurt just came out flat in that match, and it showed as Monchengladbach scored in the first minute of the match and didn’t waste any time doubling their lead just six minutes later making the score 2-0. Frankfurt added to their own misery in the second half, conceding a penalty that Monchengladbach converted to make it 3-0 before Andre Silva finally got Eintracht on the board, but it was too little too late with 9 minutes to play as Monchengladbach held on for the comfortable win. Goncalo Paciencia leads Frankfurt in scoring with 7 goals this season while Martin Hinteregger is right behind with 6 goals and Filip Kostic has a team-high 8 assists.
I think the only case you could make for Frankfurt is that they beat Bayern 5-1 in November. However, Bayern surely hasn’t forgotten about that loss and these two teams have headed in completely different directions since then. Bayern is just too much for Frankfurt right now, and Munich still has their eyes on the title while Frankfurt is in a relative state of purgatory, just playing out the strings and trying to get a couple of points here and there so that they don’t slip into the relegation battle. Unfortunately, those points aren’t coming here. I’ll side with Bayern win to nil as I see the champions taking it to Eintracht Frankfurt here while also keeping a clean sheet.