Preview - Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich 9 Dec

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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich made a statement of intent with a 3-1 win over PSG in midweek, and will be keen to continue that dominance in the league when they visit Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Bavarians have not lost against Eintracht in 12 matches, however. They last lost to the Eagles in March 2010.

Bayern have won nine of the 12 matches since, drawing the other three and helping themselves to 27 goals.

Bayern have also kept a clean sheet in nine of the last ten encounters between the two teams.

Kingsley Coman complained of discomfort after the PSG game, but should be set to feature from the start.

Franck Ribery played the majority of that game on Tuesday so should give way to the fresher Thomas Müller, with James Rodriguez continuing between the pair.

Arturo Vidal and Javi Martinez should return in midfield in place of the impressive Corentin Tolisso and Sebastian Rudy. Jerome Boateng is also set to return and face his brother Kevin-Prince.

Prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Bayern Munich

Bensergi

Match Stats:

  • Bayern Munich 1-0 Cologne
  • Shots: 22-4
  • Possession: 74%-26%
  • Corner kicks: 13-1


Thomas Müller, Niklas Süle and Lewandowski forced strong saves from Timo Horn as Bayern did everything but score in a decidedly one-sided first half. Cologne's only real chance fell to Milos Jojic, whose ambitious 18-yard chip was deflected over. The Billy Goats otherwise spent the opening 45 camped almost exclusively in their own half.
 
The second period produced much more of the same as David Alaba stabbed wide and Lewandowski headed wide from close range, before the Bundesliga leaders got the breakthrough. Müller cushioned Jerome Boateng's dinked ball into the path of Lewandowski, who gleefully stuck away his 166th Bundesliga goal.
 
It was training ground stuff from thereon in, with Lewandowski and James Rodriguez all going close. Cologne didn't wilt, though, and almost snatched a late equaliser when Lukas Klünter wriggled free in the area, only to be denied by a flying stop from veteran Bayern stopper Tom Starke.

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