We’re heading towards the cup final weekend, in which we’re gonna see several European cups reaching their last stage. In Germany, DFB Pokal is coming to its end, with the final match being the clash between the Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich and a mid-table team, Eintracht Frankfurt. It is gonna be a clash between David and Goliath, but will it end in the same manner as the biblical story? Well, you might find out after reading this Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt match preview.
There’s absolutely no doubt that Bayern Munich are the best team in Germany. They have won the German top tier for the past six times. They’ve always been strong and are nowadays considered to be one of the world’s top teams. In fact, this year, they’ve reached the semifinal of the Champions League, where they got knocked out by Real Madrid, after a very close doubleheader.
It’s needless to say that they want to finish the season by winning another title. But, there’s another reason why they want to do that – the final of the DFB Pokal is the last game of Jupp Heynckes as Bayern manager.
Apart from the motivation, Bayern also have the quality to win at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Saturday evening. They have already beaten Eintracht Frankfurt twice this season. The result in Munich was 4:1, while the match in Frankfurt ended 1:0. Speaking of duels between these two teams, it’s important to mention that the last time Eintracht Frankfurt won against Bayern Munich was back in 2010.
Ending on the eight place on Bundesliga table is a great success for Eintracht Frankfurt. They failed to book a spot in Europa League, mostly due to their poor form in a final couple of rounds of the season. Speaking of which, this team lost five out of seven final games of Bundesliga this season. That said, it’s obvious that Eintracht Frankfurt aren’t in a top form ahead of the duel with Bayern.
To be completely honest, Eintracht Frankfurt aren’t a very good team, at least not good enough to stand any chance against heavyweights like Bayern. But, they do have one trick up the sleeve – their coach, Niko Kovac. You may wonder what’s so special about him. Well, the fact that he’s gonna replace Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munchen manager at the end of the season says it all!
Niko Kovac is the new Bayern manager starting from the next season, so the DFB Pokal final is a great opportunity for him to show the fans that he’s really up to the challenge. You can be sure that he’ll try to outsmart Heynckes. The chances are that he won’t manage to win against his future club, but he might make them have a run for their money.
Bayern Munich absentees:
- Manuel Neuer (injury)
- Jerome Boateng (injury)
- Juan Bernat (injury)
- Arturo Vidal (injury)
- Arjen Robben (injury)
Eintracht Frankfurt absentees:
- Gelson Fernandes (suspension)
- Danny Blum (injury)
- Nelson Mandela Mbouhom (injury)
Ulreich – Hummels, Sule, Kimmich, Alaba – Alcantara, Tolisso, Rodriguez, Muller, Ribery – Lewandowski
Hradecky – Russ, Salcedo, da Costa – Mascarell, de Guzman, Wolf, Willems, Boateng, Gacinovic – Jovic
Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Match Prediction
I think there’s absolutely no chance for Eintracht to win the trophy. Bayern Munich are gonna win this game without too many problems. Still, I don’t think Eintracht Frankfurt are gonna get thrashed on Saturday. They’re gonna lose, but not with a too large goal difference. I expect the margin not to go over three goals.
Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips
- Bayern Munich @1.22 (bet365)
- Asian Handicap +3 Eintracht Frankfurt @1.25 (bet365)
- Under 4.5 Goals @1.30 (Bwin)