Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After outplaying Leipzig 5-3 in the German Super Cup, Bayern Munich will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga opener. New signing Sadio Mane has already opened his goal-scoring account, and we predict that the former Liverpool man is going to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
All Leon Goretzka, Eric Choupo-Moting, and Bouna Sarr are out of contention with injuries, while Robert Lewandowski will not be playing for FCB anymore as the Poland international joined Barcelona earlier this summer. Die Adler, on the other hand, rolled over Walldord 5-0 in their last warm-up game, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Friday’s showdown. New signings Lucas Alario and Mario Gotze are likely to make their official Eintracht debuts against Bayern Munich, while both Ajdin Hrustic and Randal Kolo Muani continue to miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Timothy Chandler):
Timothy Chandler is a professional footballer, who started his senior career at Eintracht Frankfurt reserve team. In 2010 he signed for Nurnberg and he made 17 appearances for the reserve team. After playing 95 league games for Nurnberg he returned to Eintracht Frankfurt on 3 June, 2014, signing a three-year contract with his former club.
Chandler was born in Frankfurt on 29 March, 1990, but seeing that his father is American, the defender decided to play for the USA national football team. Chandler made his USA debut on March, 2011, coming as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Argentina.
The Freiburg defender made USA 2014 World Cup squad, but he did not play for the Yanks at the showpiece tournament in Brazil. It has to be noted that Chandler made 10 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as a right midfielder and a right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.