Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 3, 2020
Mainz 05 take on Fortuna Dusseldorf at the Opel Arena looking for a positive conclusion to the season. There is little reason for Mainz 05 and Fortuna Dusseldorf to go in search of a victory other than positivity, as both clubs have been confirmed of mid-table mediocrity in the 2018-19 Bundesliga campaign. Fortuna Dusseldorf’s excellent second half of the season has resulted in a four-point advantage over Mainz 05. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Mainz 05 almost came close to ending Borussia Dortmund’s title hopes in a 2-1 defeat at the Signal Iduna Park. This was the third defeat in the last four matches for Sandro Schwarz and his men.
Fortuna Dusseldorf were blown away by a brilliant Bayern Munich team at the Merkur Spiel-Arena. Bayern were able to pick up a 4-1 victory with Kingsley Coman coming up with a brace.
The reverse fixture between Fortuna Dusseldorf and Mainz 05 produced a 1-0 win for the latter at the Merkur Spiel-Arena. Fortuna Dusseldorf travel to the Opel Arena for the first time since 2012 and they lost 1-0 in this encounter. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for the hosts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Mainz 05 win at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
Fortuna Dusseldorf were quite mediocre in the recent match against Bayern Munich. The club are looking set to conclude the campaign without much enjoy. Mainz 05 have been able to avoid relegation trouble largely due to the home form, where they have picked up three wins in the last five. Bayer Leverkusen and Mönchengladbach are two teams to have picked up a victory at the Opel Arena in the last seven encounters. Fortuna Dusseldorf may struggle against such a formidable record and our preview would pick a Mainz 05 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Mainz 05 win at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
Mainz 05 vs Fortuna Dusseldorf draw odds: 3.60
Fortuna Dusseldorf win odds: 3.40
Correct Score odds
Mainz 05 have been among the goals when it comes to home matches with the team failing to score only once in 10 matches at the Merkur Spiel-Arena. Fortuna Dusseldorf have a great offensive threat in recent weeks and it will be difficult to stop the team on this run. This match should ensure goals at both ends, but our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 Mainz 05 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Mainz 05 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Mainz 05 have witnessed over 2.5 goals in five out of the last six matches at the Opel Arena. This is quite a remarkable trend for a team that has not shied away from playing defensive football from time to time. Mainz 05 have displayed a lot of resilience and our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jean-Philippe Mateta did not have many opportunities against Borussia Dortmund to build on his hat-trick against Freiburg, but Fortuna Dusseldorf will mean better opportunities for the 21-year-old from France. The Mainz 05 forward has been able to get nine league goals this season and he will be keen on moving to double figures. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Jean-Philippe Mateta.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”] Jean-Philippe Mateta at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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