Mainz 05 are at the Opel Arena for a match against Schalke this weekend. Sandro Schwarz has seen his team fall multiple points behind the top six places owing to consecutive hammerings in recent Bundesliga matches. Meanwhile, Schalke remain just outside the bottom three with Domenico Tedesco’s men showing no signs of improvement. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Mainz 05 were thrashed yet again in the Bundesliga, as Wolfsburg claimed a 3-0 victory at the Volkswagen Arena. This was the third consecutive match in which Mainz 05 have conceded three or more goals.
Schalke were forced to settle for a point against Freiburg at home after being reduced to 10 men just before the half time. The game finished as a goalless draw with Freiburg also losing a man towards the end.
Schalke and Mainz 05 played out a 1-0 victory for the former in the reverse fixture at the Veltins Arena. Ironically, Schalke had picked up a similar victory in their recent visit to the Opel Arena. Our betting tips and predictions expect a success for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Schalke win at 2.40[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke have a very strong record against Mainz 05 after managing five consecutive wins. Sandro Schwarz may have expected Mainz 05 to put up a good fight in this match, but the club’s form leading into this game has been disastrous with three consecutive losses. Even a home game does not inspire a lot of confidence for Mainz 05, who have been an inspiring of late. Schalke have also been struggling for consistency, but their excellent head-to-head record cannot be discounted. Furthermore, Domenico Tedesco’s men have also been able to pick up a strong set of away results. Our preview would pick a success for Schalke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Schalke win at 2.40[/bet_tip_now]
Mainz 05 vs Schalke draw odds: 3.30
Mainz 05 win odds: 3.00
Correct Score odds
There have been eight unanswered goals for Schalke in the last five meetings against Mainz 05, whose last goal against Schalke was back in 2016 – just over three years ago. Mainz 05’s priority will be to plug a leaky defence that has conceded 11 goals in the last three matches. Schalke have not been offensively impressive and our correct score prediction would go with the 2-0 win for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Schalke 2-0 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Schalke and Mainz 05 have not been outstanding when it comes to scoring goals, and it is reflected by both teams managing just under 1.5 goals on average over the last six matches. Even with Mainz 05’s horrendous defence, our total goals prediction would stick with under 2.5 goals for this match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mark Uth has come up with a decent return of four goals in his last nine appearances for Schalke. Even though his last few months have been hampered by injuries, the forward has made a strong return to first-team action. The 27-year-old has been able to score twice in the last five matches, and he has been one of the best attacking players for Schalke. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Mark Uth.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mark Uth at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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