Match Preview: Bayern Munich Seeks Bundesliga Season Opener Win Away to Eintracht Frankfurt

Match Preview: Bayern Munich Seeks Bundesliga Season Opener Win Away to Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Bayern Munich will begin their Bundesliga defense on Friday, August 5 when they play Eintracht Frankfurt at the Deutsche Bank Park
  • The German champions begin the curtain raiser for the 2022/23 Bundesliga season coming off the back of a busy summer
  • Frankfurt will hope to end the Bavarian’s dominance of the Bundesliga after emerging as champions of the Europa League last season

Bayern Munich will kick off their defence of the Bundesliga when they travel to the Deutsche Bank Park to take on Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt tonight, August 5.

Frankfurt who finished in 11th position last season will be aiming to cause the first upset of the 2022/23 season against the defending champions.

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Eintracht Frankfurt will host Bayern Munich in the opening game of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season on Friday, August 5 at Deutsche Bank Arena. Photo by DeFodi Images
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According to Soccervista, the Europa League winners have won Bayern Munich twice out of the club’s last five meetings with Bundesliga champions and will fancy recording another victory in front of their home support.

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Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is ready to get going against Eintracht Frankfurt in his squad’s Bundesliga opener but has admitted Frankfurt is not exactly an easy place to start the season SB Nation reports.

“Playing in Frankfurt is never easy. We won there last year and should have won the home game too because we were clearly superior. The stadium will be enthusiastic, especially after the Europa League win. Their fans are euphoric.”

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Both Aurelio Buta and Jerome Onguene won't be playing for Eintracht Frankfurt. While the latter is still coping with a knee problem, the former is rehabilitating from a thigh injury. Sebastian Rode is a question, while Hrvoje Smolcic is suspended The Hard Tackle reports.

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Bayern Munich who has suffered 23 losses overall at the Deutsche Bank Park will be hoping not to extend their poor away record against Frankfurt.

Leon Goretzka will miss the game for Bayern Munich due to an injury, and star winger Kingsley Coman will miss it due to a suspension. Matthijs de Ligt will not start for the champions since he is not game-fit, and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is still a doubt for the contest.

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Sadio Mane

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Sadio Mane joined Bayern Munich this summer from Premier League giants Liverpool. Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer
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As one of the best wingers in Europe in recent years and a prolific goal scorer, Sadio Mane has demonstrated the ability to lead the charge. The ex-Liverpool forward has had a successful preseason with Bayern Munich and is eager to get things going.

The 30-year-old is a difficult man to keep quiet and can be a headache for the best of defenders thanks to his speed and strength. Mane is eager to make history this time while wearing Die Roten's colours.

Source: Sports Brief News