Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt: Preview and TV schedule

Alex Grimm

Undefeated Bundesliga league leaders Bayern Munich should comfortably beat struggling Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

Bayern Munich struggled to overcome mid-table VfB Stuttgart last time out, but late goals from Claudio Pizarro and Thiago Alcântara ensured Pep Guardiola's side maintained their winning streak and a comfortable margin at the top of the Bundesliga.

They should have less of a problem this weekend, having home advantage over an Eintracht Frankfurt team that's currently down in a disappointing 14th place. Die Adler qualified for Europe with a sixth-place finish last season, but have struggled to live up to their own exploits and are now just battling the drop.

Making things even more difficult for the Frankfurters is the prospect of Franck Ribéry returning to action for the first time since he picked up a muscular injury in December, though Bayern are still without Holger Badstuber and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

For Frankfurt, Stefano Celozzi, Bastian Oczipka, Sonny Kittel and Marc Stendera are all unavailable, while coach Armin Veh could reportedly rest defender Carlos Zambrano. Clearly he's confident (though alas that's probably confident of a comfortable defeat) ...

Bayern Munich injuries and suspensions

Out: Holger Badstuber (knee), Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee). In doubt: None.

Eintracht Frankfurt injuries and suspensions

Out: Stefano Celozzi (knee), Bastian Oczipka (achilles), Sonny Kittel (knee), Marc Stendera (unspecified). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer; David Alaba, Dante Bonfim, Jerome Boateng, Rafinha; Philipp Lahm; Franck Ribéry, Toni Kroos, Thiago Alcântara, Thomas Müller; Mario Götze.

Eintracht Frankfurt: Kevin Trapp; Constant Djakpa, Marco Russ, Alexander Madlung, Sebastian Jung; Sebastian Rode, Pirmin Schwegler; Tranquillo Barnetta, Alexander Meier, Stefan Aigner; Jan Rosenthal.

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 5:30 p.m. local, 11:30 a.m. ET

Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

TV: GolTV (U.S. and Canada), BT Sport 1 (U.K.), Sky Bundesliga (Germany)

Online: BT Sport 1 (U.K.), Sky Go (Germany)

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