With German football making its return behind closed doors last weekend, Bayern Munich will have their sights set on widening their buffer at the top of the Bundesliga when they host a struggling Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday evening.
Marking their return with a 2-0 win away at top-flight debutants Union Berlin last weekend, the reigning champions find themselves holding a four-point advantage and enjoying what has been a scintillating purple patch.
On the flip side, while Bayern might be in the midst of an unbeaten run that stems back to December, Eintracht Frankfurt find themselves in a real struggle.
Hit with a 3-1 defeat at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach last week, the Europa League outfit have lost their last three matchups across all competitions and have continued to show some glaring issues at the back.
However, shocking almost everyone across Germany and picking up what was a famous 5-1 win when they faced off against Bayern earlier in the season, Frankfurt and the defending champions have a habit of producing fireworks.
In fact, along with both of the last two meetings ending in a 5-1 scoreline, five of the last six contests have seen over 3.5 goals and a similar outcome on Saturday evening can be found priced at 10/11 with Ladbrokes.
Who can stop Lewandowski?
Marking their Bundesliga return with what turned out to be a routine 2-0 win away at Union Berlin on Sunday, Bayern appear to have started off where they finished in March.
With some starting to compare Hans-Dieter Flick’s side to that famous Pep Guardiola Munich squad, the German giants have won their last seven matchups on the bounce and have one star enjoying a sensational campaign.
Converting from the spot last weekend, leading marksman Robert Lewandowski is marching towards another Bundesliga Golden Boot and has now remarkably bagged at least 40 goals across all competitions in five straight seasons in one of Europe’s major leagues. The only others to do so? Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Arguably enjoying the brightest spell in what has been a clinical career for the Polish marksman, Lewandowski finds himself sat clear as the top scorer on the continent and should be looking to extend that tally on Saturday evening.
You might be interested to know that the 31-year-old can be found at 1/1 with 888sport to bag another brace this weekend.
Frankfurt’s defensive nightmare
Although Eintracht Frankfurt might have enjoyed what was a famous campaign last season, Saturday’s guests have been hit with a real reality check this time around.
Marking their Bundesliga return with what was a woeful 3-1 hammering at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach last week, Adi Hütter’s side are battling it out in the bottom half of the table and the mood in their camp remains at a worrying low.
Losing the likes of Sebastian Haller and Luka Jović last summer, the Eagles also have a growing reputation for some disastrous performances at the back.
In fact, hit with back-to-back 4-0 and 3-0 defeats against Bayer Leverkusen and Swiss outfit Basel while of Europa League duties, Frankfurt have shipped 13 goals in their last four Bundesliga defeats.
With many now starting to question Hütter’s role at the Commerzbank-Arena, it should also be noted that Saturday’s guests have only managed to land a pair of Bundesliga clean sheets since the opening weekend.
In for what should be another overwhelming test this weekend, you might be interested to know that Frankfurt can be found pencilled in at 4/6 with Coral to ship over 2.5 goals on their travels.