Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt preview: Will the Bavarians prove too much for the eagles?
Bayern host Eintracht on Saturday | Photo by Adam Millington/VAVEL UK

Table-toppers Bayern Munich host Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena in Saturday's final game.

Bayern were 3-0 victors away to Union Berlin in their previous match but did not play with as much intensity as they could have and sat off of the ball for most of the game.

Eintracht struggled with the return to Bundesliga football last weekend, conceding two goals within only seven minutes at home to Borussia Monchengladbach. They performed better in the second half with the addition of Andre Silva but could not find a way back into the game

Team news

After overcoming his knee injury during the pause in the season, Robert Lewandowski returned to first-team action last week. It's reasonable to presume that he will feature in Saturday's game.

Philip Coutinho and Corentin Tolisso are both confirmed injury doubts for the match, and will most likely not feature for Hansi Flick's side. Kingsley Coman and Ivan Perisic featured via the bench against Union and may be in contention for the starting lineup at the weekend.

It has been rumoured that Serge Gnabry and Thiago Alcantara are also doubtful for this weekend's game, but there has been no confirmation yet.

Dominik Kohr is suspended for Eintracht Frankfurt whilst Gonçalo Paciencia will still be out due to a thigh injury picked up in training.

Timothy Chandler came off of the bench on Saturday, whilst Bas Dost picked up a full 90 minutes for Eintracht.

Predicted lineups

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Cuisance; Muller, Goretzka,  Coman; Lewandowski

Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp; Toure, Abraham, Hinteregger, N'Dicka; Ilsanker, Rode, Kamada, Kostic; Silva, Dost

Ones to watch

Bayern Munich - Alphonso Davies

The young Canadian was one of Bayern's best players in their game against Union Berlin last weekend.

His pace, overlapping with Serge Gnabry, helped to bolster Hansi Flick's side going forward, especially on counter-attacks, and he could be influential against a defensively-weak Eintracht side.

Eintracht Frankfurt - Filip Kostic

Filip Kostic is one of the most overlooked players in the Bundesliga, and arguably the strongest asset at Adi Hütter's greatest asset.

The Serbian midfielder is most deadly from free-kicks, coming very close to scoring one from long range against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

As well as his threat in front of goal, he is currently fifth in the league for expected assists, above the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.

With a front-two of Dost and Silva, Kostic will be key to providing Eintracht with goalscoring opportunities.

Bayern Munich - Benjamin Pavard

Finding himself on the scoresheet, Benjamin Pavard impressed for Bayern.

He made three key tackles during the game against die Eisern as well as having a pass completion rate of 86% and winning all of his defensive battles.

The French right-back could be key in holding back Eintracht from scoring any goals in Saturday's match

Eintracht Frankfurt - Andre Silva

When the Portuguese forward game on for Eintracht against Borussia Mönchengladbach, he immediately changed the game's dynamic.

The addition of Silva allowed Bas Dost to play ina role feeding in the young striker who is currently on loan from AC Milan, and it resulted in a second-half goal for Eintracht.

He did not start last weekend's game, but should he play against Bayern Munich, he will provide the main goal-threat in a strong front two.

Match prediction

Bayern Munich 4-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Both of the last two meetings between the clubs have had a 5-1 scoreline, with either side victorious at home.

Much has changed since the two last met in the Bundesliga, however, and Eintracht are currently in a very weak run of form, having only won one in their past five games - a Pokal victory against relegation-strugglers Werder Bremen.

Bayern, however, have won each of their last five matches, netting fourteen goals and conceding none. 

Eintracht are much better going forwards than in defence, so it is to be expected that Bayern will score on Saturday if they play as they did against Union Berlin, especially with the strong wing-play of Alphonso Davies.

In their previous game, Bayern gave their opposition from Köpernick, who played very direct football, many chances, and with the increased clinicalness that Eintracht Frankfurt have, the Bavarians may find themself punished.

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