Frankfurt v Bayern: The facts and stats
How many times have Bayern and Eintracht Frankfurt faced off? What is the record? Which FCB pros have fond memories of matches against Eintracht? And who is the referee at the Commerzbank Arena on Friday at 20.30 CET? fcbayern.de has delved into the stats prior to the match.
Frankfurt host their bogey team
Eintracht and Bayern cross swords for the 89th time in the Bundesliga, and the record is stacked in favour of the German record champions. The Reds have won 48 matches -- Eintracht have not lost as often against any other club. The men from Hesse have 21 wins in the plus column, with 20 draws. Bayern have scored 177 goals and conceded 110 in the fixture to date.
Six matches, six wins, clean sheets
Especially in the more recent past the Bavarians have usually won their matches against Eintracht. FCB have won 12 of the last 15 fixtures and lost only once, with two matches ending in a draw. The Reds left the pitch as winners in all of their last six duels with Eintracht, conceding no goals at all.
Eintracht strong at home
But beware! The Commerzbank Arena is a stronghold where SGE have lost only one of their last 15 home matches. The only away team to win in Frankfurt in 2015 were Borussia Mönchengladbach (5-1). The home record against Bayern is even positive from Eintracht's point of view: they have won 17 matches and lost 13, with 14 games ending in a draw.
Armin Veh's troops have turned 19.5 percent of their chances into goals, which makes them the third most efficient team in the league. Only FC Bayern (20.4) and Borussia Dortmund (22.0 percent) were better. The men from Frankfurt were merciless in terms of clear-cut chances: They were successful in 73.3 percent of their major chances, a best-mark in the league!
FCB strong on Fridays
The men from Munich rarely play on Fridays, but the record is positive. They have won seven of their last eight Friday matches and scored in each of the last 12, an average of 2.5 goals per game. The Reds won both of the two Friday matches against Frankfurt, a 3-1 victory in both 1999 and 2003.
SGE experts Neuer and Rafinha
Manuel Neuer and Rafinha boast 13 Bundesliga fixtures against Eintracht, losing none. The World Keeper of the Year won 11 matches and drew twice, but Rafinha's yield is even higher at 12 victories and one draw.
Siebert as referee
Daniel Siebert will referee Friday's match. The 31-year-old student teacher from Berlin takes charge of a Bayern fixture for the first time this season. Siebert oversaw the two home victories against Werder Bremen (6-0) and FC Köln (4-1) in the last campaign. His assistants will be Florian Heft and Jan Seidel, with Norbert Grudzinski acting as fourth official.