After beating Paris Saint-Germain’s unbeaten record in the Champions League, Bayern Munich will defend the Bundesliga’s 2017/2018 lead on Saturday, December 9th. It faces Frankfurt from 12:30 p.m. (Brasília time). The match will be held at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt.
The recent performance of Frankfurt
Frankfurt were able to respond immediately to their 1-0 home defeat at Bayer Leverkusen on Matchday 13, which ended their unbeaten run with seven wins (four wins and three draws). In the fourteenth round, as a visitor, beat Hertha Berlin 2-1.
With that, he had 22 points (six wins, four draws and four losses). He’s in eighth place. It has, however, the same score of Borussia Dortmund, sixth and last place in the classification zone for European tournaments, and Augsburg, seventh place, who take advantage when using the tiebreaker criteria.
The Achilles Heel of Frankfurt has been just the Commenrzbank Arena. In their fields, the club managed to add only seven (two wins, one draw and three losses) of 18 points. It is the third worst home campaign of the current Bundesliga.
The good news for coach Niko Kovac is that all the top players in his squad are on hand to try to reverse this situation. He does not face problems with concussions or suspensions to set the team.
The current form of Bayern Munich
The great result of the week of Bayern Munich was obtained in the Champions League. At home, on Tuesday, December 5, the Germans had beaten Paris Saint-Germain, hitherto winning 100% in the competition.
Technically, the result did not make any difference. The French took first place in the group and Bayern second. Both are classified for the eighth of the continental competition. However, morally it brings a great gain to the Bavarians. The 3-0 defeat by PSG in Paris in the first round of the Champions League group stage was a determining factor in their decision to dismiss Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti ten months before the end of the contract.
The good match against PSG proved the correctness of the leaders with the return of veteran Jupp Heynckes. This had already been demonstrated German Championship when the coach took the team away from the lead and put it on the edge with play. By beating Hannover 3-1 in the fourteenth round in Munich, Bayern climbed to 32 points (ten wins, two draws and two losses). It opened six of advantage in the comparison with Leipzig, placed second.
This reaction was obtained even with a large number of contusions in the period. The medical department is being emptied, but still has the frequency of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (three matches in the 2017/2018 German Championship); defender Juan Bernat (two games, no goal); and Thiago Alcântara (nine games, one goal) and Arjen Robben (11 matches, three goals).
History of the games between Frankfurt and Bayern Munich
Frankfurt have not been able to beat Bayern for 12 games. In that period, the Munich team accumulated nine times and still had three draws.
The poor home campaign of Frankfurt combined with the technical strength of Bayern Munich make the hunch in the visiting team the most suitable for Saturday’s game for the fifteenth round of the German Championship. This possibility is priced at 1.45 for each real bet on Rivalo. Draw presents prize of 4.60 and success of the owners of the house yields 6.50 for 1.