Anderlecht vs Mainz 05
UEFA Europa League – Group C
Date: Thursday, 3rd November 2016,
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Anderlecht.
The battle for top spot continues in the group C of the Europa League when Anderlecht welcome Bundesliga outfit Mainz 05 05 to the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels.
Three of the four teams in the group C – Anderlecht, Mainz and St. Etienne are locked in on five points as they have all won once and drawn 2 games in the competition.
Anderlecht and Mainz played out a draw at Germany on Match day 3, with the 2 teams unable to score above 1 goal each. A win for any of the sides on this fixture will take them top of the table depending on the result of St. Etienne’s game.
Anderlecht vs Mainz 05: Head to Head Statistics
The match day 3 was the first ever game between the two teams. Also the match day 3 was the first Mainz have played against a Belgian team, they be playing on Belgium soil for the first time in this fixture.
Anderlecht have played 34 games against German teams and they have won 12 drawn 5 and lost 17. Furthermore, they have won 7 of their 15 games against German teams at home, they have drawn 3 and lost 5.
Anderlecht vs Mainz 05: Prediction
Anderlecht’s best displays this season have so far came at their home ground. They have lost only once in the last 9 home games in all competitions, while grabbing 7 wins. Mainz on the other hand haven’t won in any of their last three away games. This also includes a cup defeat against second division side Greuther Furth.
It is fair to say the Belgians are favourites and for them this is a must win game to improve the chances of qualifying to the knock-out stages from a tricky group. But one never know what to expect from Mainz. The visitors are an unpredictable side, so we recommend to back the home side on a double chance to win or draw for this fixture.
Anderlecht vs Mainz 05: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Anderlecht/Draw at 1.50 (1/2)
Total Match Goals: Under 2.5 at 2.16 (7/6).