Newly-promoted Nuremberg prepare for the first Bundesliga match at the Max-Morlock-Stadion for the first time in four years, as they take on Mainz 05 this weekend. Nuremberg were quite impressive on the opening-day, but the club has witnessed with little investment in the summer. Mainz 05 are looking to build on an eighth-place finish under Sandro Schwarz and it is the first time that the club has enjoyed a top-10 finish since 2015-16. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Nuremberg were beaten 1-0 by Hertha Berlin in the first match of the season, but the scoreline did not tell the whole story. Michael Kollner’s team were quite impressive and could have come away with something if not for the missed penalty by Ishak.
Mainz 05 used home advantage to good effect and secured a 1-0 victory over Stuttgart. This victory came just a few days after the win over Erzgebirge Aue in the DFB Pokal.
The recent match between Mainz 05 and Nuremberg was in 2014. Mainz 05 were able to pick up a 2-0 win while their last visit to the Max-Morlock-Stadion produced a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Mainz 05 are priced at 3.10 while hosts Nuremberg are at a shorter price of 2.37. Mainz 05 have done well to go unbeaten in the first two competitive games of the season. Even though Nuremberg lost against Hertha Berlin, the newly promoted team gave a good account of themselves. It is likely to be the case – especially with home support behind them. Mainz 05 are without a win in the last six away games against Nuremberg with four of those matches ending as a draw. Our preview would pick a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Nuremberg win odds: 2.37
Mainz 05 win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Majority of the games between Nuremberg and Mainz 05 at the Max-Morlock-Stadion have concluded as score draws and there is a high possibility of history repeating itself considering the performance put in by the two teams on the opening-day. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The contest is likely to be quite even with both teams having their strengths. Despite a defeat against Hertha Berlin, Nuremberg will carry confidence into the game. The tight nature of this contest could result in under 2.5 goals, according to our total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mikael Ishak is expected to retain his starting spot despite missing a late penalty against Hertha Berlin. The forward had four shots at goal and he was able to finish as the second highest scorer last season for Nuremberg. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Ishak.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mikael Ishak at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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