Germany football top tier the Bundesliga will open their 2022-2023 campaign this Friday at Deutsche Bank Park with a clash between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich. Kickoffs at 21:30 EAT.
The host finished in 11th spot last season and won the Europa League. Having won the Europa League provides them direct qualification to the Champions League group stage while representing a tremendous trophy to win in its own right, very few fans could secure from a spot in mid-table.
Eintracht Frankfurt prepares for this meeting confident after 0-4 DFB-Pokal success to beat Magdeburg in their previous fixture. In that match, Eintracht Frankfurt had 45% possession, 20 with eight of them on target and goals scored by Daichi Kamada (4′, 59′), Jesper Lindstrøm (31′) and Lucas Alario (90′). On the other side, Magdeburg got nine shots with three of them on target.
Meanwhile, the reigning Champions Bayern Munich will be looking to win the Bundesliga for an 11th successive season. The club enters this term with confidence renewed after Mane has been signed from Liverpool for around £35m to replace Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich heads into this match of the back of 3-5 DFL-Supercup victory over in their previous outing. In that match, Bayern had 59% possession, 12 shots with eight of them on target and goals scored by Jamal Musiala (14′), Sadio Mané (31′), Benjamin Pavard (45′), Serge Gnabry (65′) and Leroy Sané (98′). RB Leipzig got nine shots with four of them on target and goals by Marcel Halstenberg (59′), Christopher Nkunku (77′) and Dani Olmo (89′).
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayern Munich head to head
Bayern Munich boasts the upper hand in the head to head history of this fixture having won 34 times from the 52 meetings since 1992. Eintracht Frankfurt won 10 times while nine other matches ended all square.
- Frankfurt 0-1 B. Munich 26/02/22
- B. Munich 1-2 Frankfurt 03/10/21
- Frankfurt 2-1 B. Munich 20/02/21
- B. Munich 5-0 Frankfurt 24/10/20
- B. Munich 2-1 Frankfurt 10/06/20
- Magdeburg 0-4 Frankfurt
- Astoria Walldorf 0-5 Frankfurt
- Torino 1-3 Frankfurt
- LASK 0-0 Frankfurt
- Aschaffenburg 0-1 Frankfurt
- Leipzig 3-5 B. Munich
- B. Munich 0-1 Man City
- DC United 2-6 B. Munich
- Wolfsburg 2-2 B. Munich
- B. Munich 2-2 Stuttgart
Eintracht Frankfurt team news
Boss Oliver Glasner will be without defenders Jerome Onguene and Aurelio Buta who are recuperating from injuries.
Bayern Munich team news
The Bavarians will miss out the services of Leon Goretzka who is also recovering from injury.
Prediction and odds
Bayern Munich should have the firepower to push for another victory at the Deutsche Bank Park, however Frankfurt have proved they will not lose without finding the back of the net.
- Bayern Munich Win
- Goals over 2.5
- Both teams to score