Created on 2021-10-02 at 16:21 PM
Will FC Bayern have another perfect three-game week? After wins in Fürth (3-1) and at home against Dynamo Kyiv (5-0), head coach Julian Nagelsmann's team welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Allianz Arena on Sunday (KO 11:30am ET). In fcbayern.com's preview you'll find the most important information ahead of the match.
Bayern's final training session before the Frankfurt game in pictures here:
FC Bayern: the state of play
FC Bayern will look to extend their winning run to ten games with three points against Eintracht Frankfurt. Especially in front of their home crowd, the men from Munich have been in brilliant form lately. The last three games at the Allianz Arena against Hertha BSC (5-0), VfL Bochum (7-0) and Kyiv (5-0) have been won with a goal difference of 17-0. The Bavarians are impressing with enormous hunger on the pitch whilst proving stable at the back. "That makes it difficult for any opponent to beat us. Fundamentally, we have a lot of quality and currently just a very good understanding on the pitch," said Thomas Müller. Before the next international break, their aim is to consolidate their lead at the top of the table with a win against Frankfurt.
A total of 18 FC Bayern players have been called up for their national teams:
The opponents: Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht picked up five points from their first six Bundesliga matches - curiously drawing five games in a row after losing 5-2 at home to Dortmund in the season opener. During the week, SGE won their first competitive match of the season. In the Europa League, the men from Hesse beat Royal Antwerp 1-0. "It's not easy to work Frankfurt out at the moment because there were a lot of changes in the summer. Nevertheless, some foundations have remained, especially in the defence," Müller said about Bayern's upcoming opponents. Barring the departure of top scorer André Silva, who scored 28 Bundesliga goals last season, the biggest change was in the dugout. Oliver Glasner has been at the helm as Eintracht's head coach since the summer. "In and of itself, we've had a good time of it against Frankfurt, especially in Munich. I hope we can extend our run," said Müller.
Take a look at what Julian Nagelsmann said on Saturday in the press conference ahead of the clash with Frankfurt:
Squad updates for Bayern vs. Frankfurt
Alongside Sven Ulreich (knee injury) and Corentin Tolisso (calf), Bayern will also be without Benjamin Pavard against Eintracht, who's been suspended for two games after his red card in Fürth. Furthermore, Kingsley Coman still requires more time before returning to action. "King's not back yet. We'll keep building him up during the international break. so hopefully he'll return against Leverkusen," Nagelsmann said at Saturday's press conference.
Frankfurt are without Evan Ndicka, Christopher Lenz and ex-Bayern player Sebastian Rode. According to Glasner, Makoto Hasebe, Martin Hinteregger and Erik Durm are still doubtful for the game.
What the coaches have said:
Julian Nagelsmann: "Frankfurt are a team who are hard to beat because they have good physicality and presence on the second ball. They transition very directly. They aren't just a team that defends well, but they also win a lot of high balls. They have a good blend of new players and experienced players. It will definitely be a tough game. We have to be at our best to win the game tomorrow."
Oliver Glasner (Eintracht Frankfurt head coach): "We're going to Munich to win. I want to see that in the players' eyes. A very difficult task awaits us. But we don't want to go on a Sunday outing for coffee and cake, we want to give Bayern a real fight."
Stats and facts ahead of the Frankfurt game here: