The Opel Arena is the destination for the meeting between Mainz 05 and Frankfurt in the midweek action. This will be the final match of 2018 on this ground and Mainz 05 hope to capitalise on the same to move up to eighth place in the league table, as they trail Wolfsburg by just three points. Meanwhile, Frankfurt can jump into the fourth place with the team only two points behind RB Leipzig, who are up against defending champions Bayern. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Mainz 05 lost 4-1 against RB Leipzig during the weekend. This is the first occasion Mainz 05 have conceded four or more goals since being beaten 4-0 by Borussia Mönchengladbach back in October.
Frankfurt picked up a second consecutive win in all competitions after beating Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at home. The team had picked up a similar victory in the midweek Europa League match against Lazio.
The recent match between Frankfurt and Mainz 05 produced a 3-0 win for the former at the Commerzbank Arena. Meanwhile, Mainz 05 and Frankfurt played out a 1-1 draw at the Opel Arena. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Frankfurt and Mainz 05 are provided excellent prices in order to get a victory out of this encounter, but both teams have reasons to be cautious going into the last two matches of the 2018 calendar year. Frankfurt have built an amazing run of form of late, but away games have not been their best attribute. Mainz 05 continue to be a hard-working team but they were exploited by RB Leipzig’s brilliance during the weekend. Frankfurt may be one of the top scorers this season but their recent offensive form has taken a dip. Our preview would pick a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Mainz 05 win odds: 3.20
Frankfurt win odds: 2.20
Correct Score odds
Frankfurt have come up with the same number of goals as Bayern Munich this season and they also share the same defensive record as the defending champions. Mainz 05’s pragmatic approach has only yielded 14 league goals but the team has also conceded just one goal – even after the heavy loss against RB Leipzig – more than Bayern and Frankfurt. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There has been a 50% split when it comes to total number of goals in the between two teams at the Opel Arena. Due to the sizable improvement in form of Mainz 05, Sandro Schwarz’ men will be adventurous to a certain extent. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Luka Jovic has been stuck on 10 league goals for the last three matches, but he has only played 20 minutes of football in his last two games. The forward is likely to return energised even with a lot of transfer rumours floating around his head. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Luka Jovic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Luka Jovic to 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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