Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips & Odds – 19/05/18

Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips & Odds – 19/05/18

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Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips & Odds

In our Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt betting preview we look at what could possibly be the best bets between the two sides.

Overview

Saturday evening sees the DFB-Pokal final, where typically overpowering Bayern Munich host overachieving Eintracht Frankfurt at Hertha Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Jupp Heynckes will be hoping to bow out of his fourth stint in charge of Bayern Munich by picking up his tenth piece of silverware as manager. They’re clear favourites to win by some distance but keeping composure will make all the difference, especially after they lost their last domestic game of the season against newly-promoted Stuttgart. Eintracht Frankfurt were able to improve even more on last season’s efforts to make it into the top half of the Bundesliga. These sides last met at the end of April where Bayern Munich won by four goals to one.

Jerome Boateng Bayern Munich Germany

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will face his brother Kevin Prince, who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt

Bayern Munich go up against the man who’ll lead them out next season

Falling out of the Champions League in an arguably undeserved two-leg defeat to Real Madrid, Bayern Munich see their regular Bundesliga title wins and this domestic cup as being their only consolation prizes. Lifting the European cup for Jupp Heynches’ last hurrah as boss of The Bavarians would be perfect but this isn’t a bad alternative, as it’s the German equivalent of the FA Cup, which is as respected throughout Germany as the FA Cup is back in England. Bayern faced some rivalry from both RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim last season but have been top of the table for almost every week this season, with Schalke being the only side capable of occasionally taking their place, but Bayern proving their quality when it mattered most.

The continued goalscoring prowess of star striker Robert Lewandowski has played a key part in Bayern Munich’s dominance over the Bundesliga, with the Poland number 9 netting twenty-nine goals in the league alone. Further contributions have come from Thomas Muller, James Rodriguez and Joshua Kimmich, who’ve offered an additional sixteen goals and thirty-five assists combined. Bayern Munich sealed their title win last weekend but fell to a shock defeat at home to newly-promoted Stuttgart, who’ve been especially inspired through the signing of former Bayern striker Mario Gomez. The defeat came as a big surprise in a game The Bavarians were expected to win with ease but it won’t affect this meeting, as Jupp Heynckes’ men always take silverware on home soil.

Sandro Wagner has been influential since joining from Hoffenheim in January

The Eagles head into a second successive appearance in the DFB-Pokal final

An uncharacteristically poor 2015/16 season saw Eintracht Frankfurt almost slipping to relegation before their successful relegation play-off win gave them a lifeline to build on. Former Croatia national team manager Niko Kovac took over midway through that season to inspire hope, and he’s been exactly what they’ve needed ever since. The next campaign resulted as an eleventh place finish for The Eagles and the last season had them finishing at sixth, making for a far stronger side than Niko Kovac first started with. Although fans of the club were in awe of their manager’s efforts at the helm, all of that will come to an end after this match, where he takes over from Jupp Heynckes in the opposite dugout.

Replacing Niko Kovac when he takes over as Bayern boss will be a massive challenge, as picking the wrong boss could result in the return of the poor form that almost saw them relegated in the past, but he has one last opportunity to give them a goodbye present if he can get past his future club here. We can’t help but doubt his chances up against a side as meticulous and overpowering as Bayern Munich but he does have past experience in the DFB Pokal, reaching the final last season but seeing his sides’ hopes dashed by a narrow 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Something that decreases their chances even more is the recent form which has seen them winning just two of their last eight. Sebastien Haller, Luka Jovic, Ante Rebic, Kevin Prince Boateng and Marius Wolf have been most important on opposition goals, scoring a combined thirty-four goals and sixteen assists.

Jonathan De Guzman Kevin-Prince Boateng Eintracht Frankfurt

Key players for Eintracht Frankfurt include former Swansea City midfielder Jonathan De Guzman

Recommended Bets:

Bayern Munich -2 Handicap (Best priced at 17/10 on Betfair)

Both teams to score (Best priced at 19/20 on Ladbrokes)

Sandro Wagner to score anytime (Best priced at 5/6 on SkyBet)

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