With a spot in the final of this year’s DFP Pokal up for grabs in midweek, a high-flying Bayern Munich will look to move one step closer to a silverware sweep when they face off against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday night.
Picking up a rampant 4-2 win away at Champions League contenders Bayer Leverkusen over the weekend, the German giants have continued on what has been a remarkable run of form since returning from the enforced break.
On the flip side, while Eintracht Frankfurt might have made some much-needed alterations when opening June, the midweek guests slumped back to their old ways over the weekend with what was a shock 2-0 defeat against Mainz.
Continuing on what has been a lacklustre campaign for the Eagles, it is no surprise that Frankfurt also hold a worrying record against the runaway leaders.
Hit with a 5-2 drumming when they made the trip to an empty Allianz on Bundesliga duties last month, Bayern have won six of their last seven meetings against Wednesday’s travellers. In fact, scoring five goals in each of their two previous victories against Frankfurt, the Bavarians can be found priced at 2/1 with Coral to claim the win and over 4.5 goals in midweek.
The unstoppable giants
Putting in what was a rampant first-half display away at the BayArena over the weekend, Bayern have only continued to go from strength to strength at the back end of the season.
Holding a seven-point buffer at the top of the Bundesliga and just two wins away from lifting an eighth consecutive league crown, the Bavarians have what would be a famous silverware sweep at the top of their agenda.
Seen as one of the leading contenders in this year’s Champions League after picking up a thumping 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge, Hans-Dieter Flick will undeniably be ecstatic by Robert Lewandowski’s remarkable campaign in Munich.
Once again finding the net against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, the Polish marksman has continued to break records by the weekend and is cruising towards yet another Bundesliga Golden Boot.
With a staggering 48 goals for club and country this season, it should also be noted that Lewandowski has recorded five strikes in as many appearances since returning from the enforced break.
You might be interested to know that the 31-year-old can be found priced at 20/21 with Ladbrokes to bag another brace on Wednesday night.
Mission Impossible for Frankfurt?
Although back-to-back victories against Werder Bremen and a shock 2-1 win away at Wolfsburg last month may have improved the mood in Frankfurt’s camp, the Eagles slumped back to their worst over the weekend.
Missing out on what was a golden opportunity and hit with what was a shock 2-0 defeat at home against Mainz on Saturday, Adi Hutter’s side have continued to show some glaring inconsistencies throughout the season.
Unable to match a similar level that helped them earn a Europa League spot last year, Wednesday’s guests should be boosted by their most recent performances away from the Commerzbank-Arena.
Including shocking almost everyone across the Bundesliga after snatching maximum points at Wolfsburg, Frankfurt have landed back-to-back wins on the road for just the second time this season.
With leading marksman Andre Silva recording four goals since returning to action, the Reds have bagged at least a pair of goals in their last three consecutive away contests.
Also recording what turned out to be a consolation brace at the Allianz last month, you might be interested to know that Frankfurt can be found priced at 4/1 with Bet365 to bag over 1.5 goals in midweek.