Mainz 05 are up against Nuremberg at the Opel Arena looking to make it back-to-back league wins for only the second time this season. Mainz 05 are just a point away from jumping into the top half of the table despite having less than a 50% success rate this season. Sandro Schwarz has also not made any signings so far in the window. Nuremberg remain at the bottom of the table with the club showing little signs of positivity. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Mainz 05 were able to pick up a 3-2 victory over Stuttgart at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Even though the result appears much closer, Mainz 05 had a 3-0 lead by the 72nd minute.
Nuremberg lost for the 11th time in the league this season after a 3-1 defeat against Hertha Berlin at home. The club once again relied on a set piece situation in order to score their 15th league goal of the campaign.
Mainz 05 and Nuremberg were involved in a 1-1 draw in the previous meeting back in September. Nuremberg last met up Mainz 05 at the Opel Arena back in 2014 when they lost 2-0. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Mainz 05.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Mainz 05 win at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
The quality possessed by Nuremberg is not sufficient to keep them in the division and the club are heading towards a relegation. Nuremberg also appear to be resigned to the prospect of relegation with the club not making any inroads into the transfer market so far. Meanwhile, Mainz 05 have been able to resume the league campaign with a positive result but the defensive issues for the team continue to remain. Mainz 05 will be pleased with the recent goals flowing from the team. Our preview would opt for a Mainz 05 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Mainz 05 win at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
Mainz 05 vs Nuremberg draw odds: 3.80
Nuremberg win odds: 5.00
Correct Score odds
Mainz 05 have been able to register two wins over the last six league matches. Majority of the home games for Mainz 05 have been stalemates, but Nuremberg have been so poor that Sandro Schwarz and his team will be aiming for a second consecutive league victory. Nuremberg have been very poor going forward and are capable of scoring only from set pieces. Mainz 05 are half-decent in this regard and our correct score prediction would back a 2-0 home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Mainz 05 2-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Nuremberg are unlikely to score in the match given that their biggest threat in any matches so far this season has come about from set pieces. Mainz 05’s high pressing is unlikely to give any opportunities for the opposition. 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 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jean-Philippe Mateta is the top scorer for Mainz 05 with six league goals. He was able to score against Stuttgart as the season resumed. The Frenchman has now been able to get five out of his six goals in his last nine appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Jean-Philippe Mateta.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jean-Philippe Mateta at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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