It appears that history is once again repeating itself as Schalke have lost five consecutive games to start the new season and they welcome Mainz 05 to the Veltins Arena. Schalke are yet to take anything out of the season but they have a negative goal difference. Meanwhile, Mainz 05 are knocking on the doors of a top-10 team after managing eight points so far. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Schalke lost 1-0 against Freiburg during the weekend and it was the fifth consecutive defeat for last season’s runner-up. This is the second time Schalke have made a disastrous start to the campaign in the last three years. In the previous occasion, the club finished outside the top 10.
Mainz 05 were able to snatch a point from the recent game against Freiburg. Mainz 05 have lost only once this season.
Schalke picked up a 1-0 victory over Mainz 05 in the recent meeting between the two clubs. Schalke went on to secure a 2-0 win when the Veltins Arena hosted the recent match. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
Mainz 05 are at odds of 5.50 to emerge victorious in the game. Yet, it is difficult to back a team that has been through a string of inconsistent results. Last season, Schalke were one of the best teams in the country but Tedesco has been unable to stop the rot even five games into the campaign. As speculation grows about his future, there is unlikely to a major improvement for this match. Mainz 05’s lack of offensive threat is likely to end up causing a draw out of this game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke win odds: 1.65
Mainz 05 win odds: 5.50
Correct Score odds
The offensive impact from both clubs happens to be very low with Mainz 05 only managing four league goals. Schalke how fared worse by coming up with only two league goals so far. At the other end of the pitch, they have been conceding in big numbers but our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The last high scoring game between Schalke and Mainz 05 was almost 2 years ago. Since then, the two teams have played out narrow and tight matches that have not produced a huge number of goals. Our total goals tip would back under 2.5 goals in the game.
[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 been unable to find the breakthrough this season and he is without a goal even after 380 minutes of action. The 27-year-old did come up with 14 league goals for Hoffenheim last season. His record against Mainz 05 is nothing short of outstanding after managing six goals in as many games. Uth has been unable to score only once in the last five matches against Mainz 05. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Uth.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mark Uth at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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