As good as it is to see professional sports start to return, albeit very slowly, it is still more than a little jarring to watch major soccer games being played in huge stadiums devoid of fans. The German Bundesliga was the first to announce a return to action, with the first set of games played last weekend. While no one can actually be in the stadium, we can watch the games on TV and wager on them from the comfort of our own homes. There are now 8 weeks left in the season, with the race for the title and European spots still wide open. While Borussia Monchengladbach might argue that they are still in the title hunt, the reality is that it looks as through we are getting down to a 2-horse race between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. By the time this game kicks off, Bayern will already know the result of the Dortmund game this weekend, but regardless of how that one plays out, the league leaders will still be looking for the win. Bayern Munich come into this one favored by 2 ½, with the goal total set at a lofty 3 ¾. Let’s take a closer look at the teams in actions and their Bundesliga odds for this upcoming match.
Bundesliga Bayern Munich Vs Eintracht Frankfurt Game Odds & Analysis
Why bet on Bayern Munich
There is still a lot of football to be played between now and the end of the season, but as it stands at the moment, it is Bayern Munich who control their own destiny. They are sitting atop the Bundesliga standings with a 18-4-4 record, good for 58 points, which has them 4 points up on Dortmund and 6 points ahead of Monchengladbach. As good as they have been this season, Bayern are not totally invincible in their own building, going 9-2-2 in their 13 home games. They have scored 28 and surrendered just 11 goals in those 13 games. It is also worth noting that they took a hammering the last time they faced Frankfurt, losing 5-1 on the road back in November. That was all the more surprising when you consider that you need to go back to the 2009/20 season to find the last time Frankfurt beat Bayern.
Why bet on Eintracht Frankfurt
Frankfurt are currently lying in the lower reaches of the Bundesliga, and while relegation might be a bit of a longshot, they are by no mean safe yet. They are 8-4-13 on the season, good for 28 points, which has them a mere 5 points out of the drop zone. There are a couple of other teams – Augsburg and Mainz 05 – serving as a bit of a buffer between Frankfurt and the relegation zone, but it is still not a comfortable position to be in with 8 games still to be played. Frankfurt come into this weekend with the worst road record on the Bundesliga, going 2-1-9 on the road, while scoring just 11 goals and surrendering 25. Their chances of repeating their win over Bayern from earlier this season seem slim to none.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I would certainly be willing to take a chance on Bayern covering the spread in this game, but I am leaning more toward the goal total. The last 4 meetings between these two teams has produced a total of 20 goals, so going over 3 ¾ looks very likely.
Prediction: Bayern Munich 4 Eintracht Frankfurt 1