FC Bayern and Eintracht Frankfurt meet for the 99th time in the Bundesliga when they meet at the Allianz Arena this weekend. The Munich club have the advantage in the head-to-head with 54 wins to just 22 defeats.
1. One home win short of a record
Currently, Bayern Munich have managed to record 40 home victories against Saturday’s opponents, which is equal to their tally of home wins against Hamburg. If they record another one, they will then set a new record for home league wins against a single team.
2. Impressive home run
Frankfurt are up against the impossible when they meet Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Hans-Dieter Flick‘s side have won each of their last 12 matches at home against the club; the longest winning run. November 2000 was the last time Frankfurt managed to record a win in Munich.
3. Can’t stop Bayern from scoring
Bayern Munich have already managed to score 17 goals in this year’s edition of the Bundesliga. With this feat having been achieved over four games, they have matched the record that was set in 1967/68 by Borussia Monchengladbach. 12 of their 17 goals so far have come from two home games, which should strike fear into Frankfurt. However, Die Roten’s opponents are the team to hold the record with the most goals in four games as they managed to score 13 in 1976/77.
4. Goals are guaranteed in this fixture
A goalless encounter between the two sides is a rarity. In fact, the last time this happened was then the two sides met in October 2015. The last fixture saw the champions run out as 5-2 winners, whereas goals have been scored in 22 of the last 23 Bundesliga meetings involving the two sides.
Saturday’s game is unlikely to see that record break.
5. Frankfurt really do not like the Allianz Arena
With the Allianz Arena having opened in 2005, Bayern are yet to have lost a game to Eintracht Frankfurt in the 14 matches that have been played there. Die Roten have won 13 of those 14 contests and have a huge goal aggregate of 45-8 to their name. Only Wolfsburg have been worse than Frankfurt, as they have lost 14 of their meetings.
6. Frankfurt are in good form, though
Frankfurt do go into this game in arguably some of their best form. The side are unbeaten this season – something Flick’s side are unable to boast – as they have two wins and two draws to their name so far. Their fine form does extend into last season as well, as they are unbeaten in their last eight matches with five wins and three draws.
7. Two of the Bundesliga’s top goalscorers take to the field
Robert Lewandowski has scored 16 goals in the Bundesliga since the restart in May, which is by far the most of any player. One of his nearest challengers is Frankfurt’s Andre Silva, who has managed to net 11 times in that same period.