Schalke vs Mainz Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Ninth round of elite German football championship is about to start and first match will be something special as it is great opportunity to place our bets and collect some cash. Mainz plays away against Schalke 04. In their last six home matches, Schalke recorded four wins, one draw and one loss. Last match won visitors 3:0. Average number of goals is over 2.5.
Schalke has four wins, one draw and three losses so far and their latest opponent was Hertha. We expected so much more from those teams but first half of the match was real torture to watch. Schalke had to attempts but they went wide. In half time, result was 0:0. In fifty-fourth minute of the match Schalke is awarded penalty kick. Leon Goretzka stepped up confidently and result is 0:1. Guido Burgstaller set final 0:2 in seventy-eighth minute. Schalke have seen fewer than 2.5 goals in their last three matches. At the same time they are undefeated in nine of their last ten home matches. Considering all above mentioned, Schalke have reason to expect new points in clash with Mainz.
Mainz improved their form in last three matches as they recorded two wins and one draw. Their latest rival was HSV and it was great match to watch. Mainz opened the match in best possible way as they managed to score after only three minutes of play. The scorer was Alexandru Maxim 1:0. Six minutes needed Hamburger SV to level the score 1:1. Stefan Bell scored for Mainz in seventh minute of second half 2:1. Six minutes later Danny Latza increases advantage to 3:1. In second minute of extra time, referee awarded penalty to Hamburger SV and in the end result is 3:2. Mainz is the least efficient team in Bundesliga when they play away. On the other hand they conceded only four goals so it is clear that they are about to create bunker in front of their goal and wait ninety minutes to pass.
Enjoy in great football match Schalke vs. Mainz and try to earn money with our football prediction and betting tips. Have a good betting weekend.
Schalke don't have lots of missing players for the match against Mainz. Pablo Ínsua and Matija Nastasic are injured and they will not play on Friday night. All other players are fully fit and ready to play and all of them are eager to win all three points in front of their fans.
On the other side Mainz have more missing players for this game. Gaëtan Bussmann, Niko Bungert, Karim Onisiwo, Alexander Hack and Gerrit Holtmann are injured and they can't help their team Today. All other players are available for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Schalke: Fahrmann; Kehrer, Naldo, Stambouli; Oczipka, Meyer, Goretzka, Caliguri; Konoplyanka, Harit; Burgstaller
Mainz: Adler; Gbamin, Bell, Diallo; Donati, Frei, Latza, Brosinski; Oztunali, Fischer; Muto
Schalke vs Mainz Prediction
Very good betting opportunity on Friday night with game between Schalke and Mainz. Both sides are highly motivated to win some points here and we expect aggressive laying on both sides. Both teams play solid football this season, but Schalke play in front of their fans and they are closer to win all three points. Schalke play very well at home and they are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 home matches. They have won their last 3 home matches against Mainz in all competitions and will try to do the same again. On the other side Mainz are not in fine fettle when play away from home. Mainz have failed to win their last 9 away matches. It will be one tough game with lots of midfield duels and fouls, but we will see several good scoring chances on the both sides.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Schalke vs Mainz Prediction: Schalke to win. We expect from the hosts to score exactly two goals, but also expect from Mainz to score. So our second betting pick for this game is risky bet on correct score 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.