Bundesliga preview: Eintracht Frankfurt not relishing Bayern Munich trip

Eintracht Frankfurt have lost seven of their last eight games at the Allianz Arena by more than three goals, while we expect Willi Orban to be a surprise scorer for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.

It's another busy weekend of fixtures in the German top flight as teams look to enter the international break on a high.

In Berlin, Freiburg look set to capitalise on Hertha's poor defensive record while Willi Orban is a surprise scoring tip in the RB Leipzig vs Bochum game.

Meanwhile, history suggests that Eintracht Frankfurt will not enjoy their trip to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich on Sunday.

Hertha Berlin vs Freiburg (Sat, 2.30pm BST)

Myziane Maolida has struggled for Hertha Berlin due to a hamstring issue
Myziane Maolida has struggled for Hertha Berlin due to a hamstring issue

Freiburg look a nice price at 7/5 to add to Hertha's recent woes.

They've started the season unbeaten in six, conceding only four goals.

Now they come up against a side struggling for confidence following a 6-0 hammering at RB Leipzig last weekend and also one whose squad is beginning to be hit by injuries.

Losing Jordan Torunarigha and youngster Linus Gechter has certainly contributed to problems at the back, while further forward new signing Myziane Maolida hasn't been able to get going due to a hamstring issue.

Hertha have now conceded 18 times in just six games this season and with no end in sight for their current problems, Freiburg look a decent bet.

RB Leipzig vs Bochum (Sat, 5.30pm BST)

RB Leipzig defender Willi Orban is strong on set-pieces
RB Leipzig defender Willi Orban is strong on set-pieces

Willi Orban is the only defender in the Bundesliga top 20 for shots taken this season (he's had 12) and this looks a good opportunity to get with the Hungarian to break his scoring duck.

The towering centre-back is a big threat at set-pieces and RB Leipzig have already scored a league-leading four goals from such situations this term.

They lead the league in terms of corners won, while they are a not-bad seventh in terms of fouls committed against them so should win a few free kicks in their opponents' territory.

Only two teams have conceded more so far from set-plays than Bochum, who sit second from bottom of the Bundesliga heading into this one.

Orban scored four times in 2020/21 and it looks only a matter of time before he gets up and running this term.

Odds of 4/1 about a defender scoring might seem small at first glance but those stats fit the bill nicely and he looks worth a try.

Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt (Sun, 4:30pm BST)

Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandoswki, Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry
Bayern Munich enjoyed a 5-0 victory in the Champions League this week

It's fair to say that Eintracht Frankfurt won't be relishing their trip to the Allianz Arena this weekend - there's just a bit of scar tissue there.

The last eight Bundesliga meetings there have seen Bayern Munich win, the scorelines being: 5-0, 5-2, 5-1, 4-1, 3-0, 1-0, 3-0, 5-0.

As you can see, seven of the eight have been won by at least three clear goals and it's not hard to envisage that happening again.

Bayern already lead the league having won five out of six so far, scoring 23 times in the process. Their last home game saw Bochum crushed 7-0, while before that Hertha Berlin were beaten 5-0.

Frankfurt are winless so far and while they've generally been hard to beat, it's significant that when they did travel to face quality opposition earlier in the campaign, they suffered a 5-2 defeat at Borussia Dortmund.

Throw in the fact that they were in Europa League action in Belgium on Thursday night and there's a clear case for backing the evens about Bayern (-2) on the handicap.

That's the main bet but there also looks to be a spot of value in Bayern (-3) which can be backed at 9/4.

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