By Nurudeen Obalola:
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are in line to extend their lead at the top on Friday night as they face struggling Eintracht Frankfurk at the Commerzbank Arena.
The clash is live on StarTimes from 8.30pm Nigerian time tonight.
Bayern have 30 points from 10 matches, seven points ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund who play on Saturday. Frankfurt are in 12th place with 12 points.
Pep Guardiola’s men have the best league form in the whole of Europe, having won all their 10 Bundesliga matches this season. The runaway leaders aim to make it a record 11 out of 11 games with victory over the struggling Frankfurt side.
The odds are stacked in Bayern’s favour.
They have scored 33 goals after 10 matches, more than any team in Bundesliga history at the same stage.
The champions have also won their last six matches against Frankfurt without conceding, and they will make history if they win a seventh without conceding.
Also, Frankfurt boss Amin Veh has lost 14 of his 17 outings against Bayern. In his last eight, his teams have failed to even score.
It all points to a Bayern victory, especially as the prolific Robert Lewandowski is in a top scorer race with Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The two lethal marksmen are tied on 13 goals.
Bayern will also see the match as a dress rehearsal for their Champions League return leg clash with Arsenal in midweek.
The Gunner inflicted Bayern’s only defeat this season, with a smash-and-grab 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium.