Bundesliga received the green light to kick start after the Corona pandemic with all eyes on the title defenders Bayern Munich taking on Frankfurt at an empty Allianz Arena. The match schedules for 23rd May with kickoff at 17:30 GMT.
German champions Bayern succumbed to a 5-1 thrashing in the reverse fixture in November, with Jerome Boateng’s red card proving to be costly. Bayern has risen from the ashes currently sitting four points clear in the Bundesliga. Frankfurt has been on a downward spiral before the Corona outbreak and is now battling to make it to the mid-table rankings.
Coach Hansi Flick has eyes set out on clinching the club’s eighth consecutive title win. Their return from the coronavirus stoppage was nothing less than exciting with a goal from the prolific Robert Lewandowski and Pavard to seal a 2-0 victory over Union Berlin.
The win extended their unbeaten run in the Bundesliga to 12 with 11 wins and will be looking to extend their streak at the Allianz Arena.
Frankfurt’s return to the Bundesliga stared on a low note with a 3-1 loss to Borrusia Monchengladbach. A late strike by Silva was not enough to salvage the sinking ship after a penalty shootout.
Bayern Munich vs Frankfurt Head to Head
Both sides played 30 games against each other with Bayern taking home the lion’s share of wins counting 22, while Frankfurt with only four wins. Here is a look at their past encounters:
Frankfurt 5-1 Bayern
Bayern 5-1 Frankfurt
Frankfurt 0-3 Bayern
Bayern 4-1 Frankfurt
Frankfurt 0-1 Bayern
Bayern 3-0 Frankfurt
Frankfurt 2-2 Bayern
Bayern 1-0 Frankfurt
Bayern Munich Team News
The future of Coutinho remains unclear at Bayern with the title leaders still not in contention to sign the Brazilian with the end of the loan deal. The same goes for right-back Ordiozola who started on the bench in place of Pavard.
The list of players still nursing injuries includes out of contract midfielder Tolisso with ankle surgery and center back Niklas Sule with a fitness issue.
Frankfurt Team News
Starting the line of injuries is center forward Goncalo Paciencia however, Andre Silva, who netted a goal, will be up for selection. Left midfielder Filip Kostic will miss the match after picking a red card suspension.
Prediction and Odds
Bayern Munich is on a 12 unbeaten streak and will be looking to revenge on their previous thrashing at the hands of Frankfurt. We expect a high scoring encounter.
Bayern Munich win
Goals Over 2.5
Most Goals Second Half
Lewandowski to Score