Friday! In this weekly feature, Axel Falk embraces the role of the Trequartista and roams free through the world of football. Before you go out for drinks or settle down to watch Bundesliga, update yourself by enjoying "Trequartista."
I am frightened, as I should be. Eintracht Frankfurt face Bayern Munich tonight at 20.30 CET. If I could do an unbiased preview, this would be it. Please bear in mind that I am always biased, for it is inevitable for a fan.
Eintracht have been generous, both in attack and defence and they have always been. It's their style. When Frankfurt plays, expect goals. With 16 goals scored and 17 conceded, it's the most astoniahing record in Bundesliga, apart from maybe Borussia Mönchengladbach's 19:17 record, which is due to one of the greatest turnarounds of the decade. (Lost the first 5, won the next 5, which has never happened before).
Of course, Bayern Munich like to score goals. It seems like their attack is unstoppable. However, as we have seen, Bayern's defence actually conceded goals once in a while. Frankfurt are very good in attack, with Alexander Meier (Football God/Allah/Kung Fu-Tzé/Jupiter/Zeus/Harrison Ford) and Haris Seferovic teaming up with Luc Castaignos to form a formidable trio. Behind them is the great German prospect Marc Stendera, who himself turned the game around last weekend by scoring both goals versus Hannover 96 in a 2-1 win. Bayern Munich on the other hand are still Bayern Munich and against a fragile Frankfurt defence, things could get messy. Expect goals and expect a fun game with the great Eintracht-fans screaming in the background. Prepare for a fight.
Furthermore, It isn't the only interesting thing this weekend. There's a derby in La Liga, Valencia against Levante, which could be cool to check out. Levante are placed in the bottom of the table, having gained six points in nine games. Valencia haven't reached their highest potential either and are placed in ninth with 12 points after nine games. The most obvious thing to predict would be a Valencia win, but this week has shown us the unpredictable nature of football and Levante could very well pull a way with a win. The least we at Fresh off the Gegenpress would want to be is obvious and mainstream, so I hope Levante win that game.
Another thing. André Schubert should in my opinion be called nothing short of brilliant, possibly even a genius for the way he has turned Borussia Mönchengladbach's season around. Lauded in Germany, almost declared as a God in Mönchengladbach and almost unknown in Europe, Schubert should be considered one of the most exciting managers right now. However, it's imperial for him that he manages to keep his head straight and doesn't get carried away. This might be the start of something special.
Let us hope that this weekend keeps on surprising us as the week has and if it does, enjoy!
Have a great evening.
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