Mainz 05 welcome Freiburg to the Opel Arena for a decisive battle at the bottom of the Bundesliga 2018-19 table. Mainz 05 have no major threat of relegation with the team 10 points away from the bottom three, but the club are still mathematically capable of going down. Freiburg hold a two-point advantage over Sandro Schwarz’ men. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Mainz 05 became the latest to suffer at the hands of Werder Bremen, who are challenging for Europe, after a 3-1 defeat at the Weserstadion. This was the fourth successive defeat for Mainz 05.
Freiburg were able to take points off Bayern Munich once again after a 1-1 draw at the Schwarzwald-Stadion during the weekend. Freiburg, though, have picked up just one victory in the last four league outings.
The reverse fixture between Mainz 05 and Freiburg was a 3-1 victory for the former at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. Mainz 05 had picked up a 2-0 victory in their last home game against Freiburg around the same time last year. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Sandro Schwarz is desperate for his team to avoid a losing streak that could hit five games. Mainz 05 have not lost five matches in a row this season, but the end-of-season syndrome appears to be affecting the team. Even though Mainz 05 could complete a double over Freiburg, their opponents are in a significantly better position. Freiburg may have taken points off illustrious teams like Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern Munich, but their away record is rather poor with only two wins in the away games this season. 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: 2.25
Freiburg win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Mainz 05 have shipped a whopping 15 goals in the last six matches while scoring just five in return. Freiburg have been much better going forward and at the back in comparison with these statistics. The recent matches between these two teams have been very entertaining, but Mainz 05 will be desperate to stop the slide with a strong defensive performance. This could lead to a 1-1 draw, as per our correct score prediction.
[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
The lack of many away goals from Freiburg should be a major relief for Mainz 05, who have shipped in a lot of goals of late. However, Sandro Schwarz’ men do defend better at home than in away matches. The combination of these two elements – along with the small threat of relegation – is likely to result in a tight match. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Robin Quaison has been in excellent form over the last few weeks. After a brilliant international break in which the Swedish international scored in both games for his country, the 25-year-old came up with the only goal for Mainz 05 in the 3-1 loss against Werder Bremen. Quaison has come up with four goals in his last five appearances at the Opel Arena. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Quaison.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Robin Quaison at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
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