5 facts on the away game at Eintracht Frankfurt
Bayern have a game against awkward opponents coming up: In Matchday 24's standout fixture on Saturday evening (18:30 CET), Julian Nagelsmann's team takes on Eintracht Frankfurt. Recent clashes with SGE haven't produced the desired results, so it's all the more important the men from Munich travel to Hesse with a striker in outstanding form and while enjoying an impressive run. Here are the stats for the match:
1. Bayern are Saturday evening specialists
Saturday evening, floodlights - Bayern time! The German record champions have won all five of their games played at 18:30 on Saturdays this season. Including previous campaigns, it's actually already been ten consecutive wins in the Bundesliga's so-called standout fixture. Since a 2-1 defeat at Bayer 04 Leverkusen in February 2019, FC Bayern haven't lost a single game that kicked off at half past six on a Saturday evening, and have a record of 15 wins and two draws from 17 games.
2. Frankfurt have improved their overall record
Frankfurt are the only team Bayern have failed to pick up points against in their last two meetings. It's the first time since 1995 that the Bavarians have lost two consecutive games to the Eagles in the Bundesliga, and only once in the history of the competition (from 1976 to 1977) have they lost three in row against SGE. So it's time for a turnaround in this fixture, and the men from Munich know just how to do it: of the 101 Bundesliga meetings so far, more than half have been won by the Reds (55), just under a quarter by Frankfurt (24), with the spoils being shared 22 times.
3. Lewandowski chasing away record
He's just phenomenal! After 23 matchdays, Robert Lewandowski has already racked up 28 goals in the Bundesliga, a record previously only achieved by himself in his record-breaking 2020/21 campaign (also 28, finishing on 41 goals). The Pole has already scored 16 times on the road this season and one more goal in Frankfurt would see him equalling yet another Bundesliga record. That currently stands at 17 away goals and is jointly held by Timo Werner (2019/20) and Jupp Heynckes (1973/74).
4. Best away team out to take advantage of Frankfurt's poor home form
With 25 points from eleven away games, Munich are the clear leaders in the away table this season. Opponents Frankfurt, on the other hand, have had problems at home recently and have lost their last three games there. If they lose another one, the Eagles will equal their negative club record. In general, things haven't gone according to plan for Eintracht: Since the turn of the year, they've picked up just four points from six games, and have already suffered as many defeats in the second half of the season as in the entire Hinrunde (four).
5. Fast, faster, Bayern!
FC Bayern have recorded an average of 251 sprints per game this season, the most in the league, and just ahead of their upcoming opponents from Frankfurt, who are on 245 sprints per game. Last weekend, by the way, Leroy Sané was flashed doing 35.1 km/h, the top speed of Matchday 23.
Top striker Robert Lewandowski impressed yet again last weekend with a brace: