Heynckes unbeaten against Frankfurt
After reunions in the matches against Borussia Mönchengladbach and Hannover 96, Jupp Heynckes will encounter another former employer when Bayern travel to face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Heynckes took up the position of head coach in the 1994/95 season but left the men from Hesse in April 1995. When coaching Bayern, Heynckes has yet to lose a match against Eintracht, winning nine and drawing three games. fcbayern.com has delved into the facts and figures prior to the match.
Unbeaten for seven years
FC Bayern have not lost against Eintracht Frankfurt in 12 matches. The last defeat dates back to March 2010, when they lost 2-1 away to Frankfurt. Bayern have since won nine matches and drawn three, scoring 27 and conceding only four goals. The German record champions have kept a clean sheet in nine of the last ten encounters.
Negative away record
Surprisingly, Eintracht Frankfurt are one of the few Bundesliga sides who have a positive home record against FC Bayern. The Bavarians have won only 12 and lost 18 out of 46 matches, with 16 games ending in a draw. The goal difference too favours the men from Hesse, who have scored 69 and conceded 58 goals.
However, the overall record is stacked in favour of the men from Munich, who have won 49 out of 92 matches, losing 21 and drawing 22, with 178 goals scored and 112 conceded. A win would mean a milestone for FCB as it would be their 50th victory over Eintracht.
Experts in late goals
Eintracht have become experts in late goals this season. The men from Hesse scored their sixth goal in the last quarter-hour this season when they beat Hertha 2-1 last weekend. Only 1899 Hoffenheim boast more late goals, netting eight times in the last 15 minutes.
Osmers in charge
Harm Osmers will be the man with the whistle for Saturday's encounter in Frankfurt. The 32-year-old referee from Hanover takes charge of his second match involving the Reds this season. He previously oversaw the 2-2 draw away to Hertha Berlin in October. Osmers' assistants will be Sven Waschitzki and Thomas Gorniak, with Christian Gittelmann acting as fourth official.