Preview - Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt 18 May 19

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Match Day 34
Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
Saturday, May 18th 2019
22:30pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich: 
Last five matches form: W W D W D
Average goals per match: 2.52
Average goals against per match: 0.94
Top Scorer: Robert Lewandowski (22)

Eintracht Frankfurt:
Last five matches form: L D D L L
Average goals per match: 1.79
Average goals against per match: 1.30
Top Scorer: Luka Jović (17)

It all comes to a conclusion this weekend in the Bundesliga, and whilst the identities of this years relegated teams has already been determined, the destination of the title, and exactly who will grab the European positions is still to be determined.

The final game of the season at the Allianz Arena will have an impact upon each of those issues, as league leaders Bayern Munich take on sixth placed Eintracht Frankfurt.

Two points clear of second placed Borussia Dortmund, and with a vastly superior goal difference, Bayern merely need to avoid defeat in this one in order to claim the title once again.

Plenty of motivation for Eintracht too though. A win could be enough to propel them into the Champion's League positions, whilst defeat might see them drop out of the European places entirely.

Bayern were comfortable 3-0 winners in the reverse of this fixture, and also came out on top in the game here last season. 4-1 was the score-line on that occasion.

Christian Früchtl is the only confirmed absentee for the home side. Eintracht will be without Taleb Tawatha and Sebastian Rode.

Bayern have been almost utterly dominant in the second half of the campaign in losing only one of 21 in the league. That run includes wins in each of their past ten here at home. Having scored three or more in seven of those games, and also kept seven clean sheets, Eintracht look up against it here.

Eintracht have dipped a little of late and head here without a win in their past five in the Bundesliga. They are nevertheless generally a solid outfit on the road, with just one defeat in their last eight. That did come in their most recent away fixture though when suffering a 6-1 annihilation at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen.

It's hard to go against Bayern here. They may only need a point, but we expect them to collect all three, and possibly in some style.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 4 - 1 Eintracht Frankfurt


Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 5 - 1
Shots:  23 - 6
Shots on target: 14 - 2
Corner Kicks: 5 - 3
Possession: 61% - 39%

Two bookings for each side in this one, with referee Sascha Stegemann taking the names of Thiago and Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich and Martin Hinteregger and Makoto Hasebe of Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bayern haven't really looked like slipping up in the pursuit of the defence of their title of late as they recovered from a sluggish start to the season in some style. Having regained control of their own destiny in recent weeks, they were in no mood to let it slip here and put Eintracht to the sword.

The opening goal came in just the fourth minute. Lovely passing move down the right ending with Tomas Müller then slipping in Kingsley Coman in the left of the area. Composed placed finish from Coman into the bottom right. 1-0 at the break.

Eintracht then gave Bayern a brief fright when equalising in the 51st minute. A corner from the left making its way all the way through to David Abraham at the back post. His effort crashed off the crossbar, but Sebastian Haller was on had to bundle in the rebound.

It took Bayern only two minutes to regain the lead. Thomas Müller firing in a low effort from the edge of the area which was saved by Kevin Trapp. The keeper could only palm the ball out though, and David Alaba was on hand to slot home the rebound.

Five minutes later the destination of the points was all but secured. Renato Sanches played in in the left of the are and initially looking to head towards the by-line and cross. He instead cut back and fired in a low effort from a tight angle which went through the keeper and in.

The fourth arrived eighteen minutes from time. Brilliant from Franck Ribery. Picking the ball up in the left corner of the eighteen-yard box before dancing in between two defenders and dinking in from around seven yards.

Still time for one more and it came in the 78th minute. Well worked team goal. A dinked ball into the area finding Alaba to the left. His low centre setting Arjen Robben the simple task of slotting home from a couple of yards. Party time in Munich.

It wasn't so smooth as in recent seasons, but in the end the result was the same. Bayern Munich are your 2018/19 Bundesliga Champions. Eintracht drop down to seventh and will enter the qualifying round for the Europa League.

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