Having dispatched Dynamo Kyiv with ease, Bayern Munich are on a bit of a winning run at the moment. The team hasn’t dropped a point since facing Gladbach on matchday 1, and the defense is looking much better than it did last season. Now, with one last international break coming up, Julian Nagelsmann will want to send his players out with a bang.
Only Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso, and Sven Ulreich are unavailable due to injury, while Benjamin Pavard is serving his red card suspension — aside from that, Nagelsmann confirmed that everyone is ready to play.
Eintracht Frankfurt are no pushovers, so expect a strong starting XI for this game. Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller will almost certainly start up top, supported by Leroy Sane on the left flank. On the right, Bild indicated that Jamal Musiala could get a start tomorrow. The youngster has slowly been recovering from a minor ankle sprain these last couple of weeks, so he may finally be ready to start games again. If he does, then it would be a good opportunity to rest Serge Gnabry, who is expected to play a lot in the international break.
Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are set to continue their partnership in midfield — Nagelsmann has given no indication that Sabitzer is ready to start. The Austrian will probably see a cameo appearance in the second half, but not more than that for now.
As for the defense — Niklas Sule proved his capabilities at right-back once again with a stellar performance against Dynamo Kyiv. He would be the perfect person to replace the suspended Benjamin Pavard in the lineup — maybe even permanently. Josip Stanisic is another option for the role, but the youngster could have a tough time dealing with Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic. Maybe this game is still a little too big for him at the moment.
The rest of the defense looks settled and shouldn’t be an issue. Alphonso Davies can continue his streak at left-back, while Lucas Hernandez and Dayot Upamecano have looked excellent at center-back lately. With Manuel Neuer between the sticks, Nagelsmann can hope for clean sheet — something that was a rarity last season.
Here’s what the lineup could look like:
Here’s Bild’s lineup:
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ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Preview Show — Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Bavarian Football Works)
Bayern Munich will square off with Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga this weekend and the Bavarians will be looking to stay red hot.
Bayern Munich is on an incredible run where everything that Julian Nagelsmann has touched is turning to gold. Can Die Roten keep it going? I’d wager to say they sure can.
Here is what we have on tap for the episode:
- A quick look at who is out for Bayern Munich.
- The crazy draw streak that Eintracht Frankfurt is embroiled in.
- How Die Adler are less talented than in recent seasons.
- An appreciation of Filip Kostic.
- Who might start for Bayern Munich.
- A prediction on the match.
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