Bayern Munich didn’t have many problems in the previous game, winning over Union Berlin 2:0 on the road without much stress. They looked generally comfortable and did what was needed, although we can’t say that completely outplayed their rivals.
Lewandowski brought them into the lead in the 40th minute from the penalty, while Pavard sealed the victory in the 80th minute, meanwhile, they had slight domination overall – however not creating that much of real goalscoring chances.
Thanks to this victory, the Bavarians continued to lead the table with four points more than second-placed Dortmund, and naturally, a victory is their sole target in this one.
Offensive midfielder Coutinho (22/8) is out injured for the home side, as well as central back Sule (8/0) and midfielder Tolisso (13/1). Defensive midfielder Thiago (23/3) is doubtful coming from an injury problem.
It could be said that Eintracht continued where they stopped before the long pause, losing once again – this time at home against Gladbach with a 1:3 result last weekend. They were completely outplayed in this game, but also due to the fact of how things went on the field.
They conceded already in the first minute via Plea, getting another one in their net in the seventh minute via Thuram. It was difficult to get back into the match after this, as the guests threatened more than well via counters. A consolidation goal via Silva was all they could do towards the end.
Eintracht is now only at the thirteenth position and European race seems actually impossible at the moment – since they are just six points above the playout placed Dusseldorf. However, they’ve got really nothing to lose in this one.
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The guests will miss defensive midfielder Kohr (18/0) due to suspension. Injured remains forward Paciencia (22/7).
There’s no other option for the Bavarians but to attack from the start and seek new points. It would be quite foolish from Eintracht to defend as well since they do look far sharper in the offense than what the reliability of their defense remains. It does seem like a goals-appealing game, especially since the Bavarians are able to net more than a couple alone.