Darmstadt vs Mainz 05
Date: Saturday, 11th March 2017
Kick off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor.
The time is running out for Darmstadt to save their season. The team stays at the foot of the Bundesliga table with 12 points from their 23 matches and there is another 12 required to move out of the relegation zone. Mathematically this seems possible, but in reality this seems like an impossible task to achieve.
Darmstadt won just three games all season and each of them came at home. One of which came as a total surprise against Borussia Dortmund 11th February. They lost their three consecutive matches since then.
Mainz on the other hand, are poised for a mid-table finish. They are 11th in the standings after 23 match weeks with 29 points in the bag.
The O-Fives are coming on the back of a two match unbeaten run. But in truth, they are highly inconsistent. The latest win was away at Leverkusen, which was followed by a 1-1 home draw at home against a lackluster Wolfsburg. They have won just three times in their last 12, a streak that pushed them to the bottom half-of the table.
Darmstadt vs Mainz: Head-to-head stats
Mainz won 2-1 when they meet Darmstadt for the reverse leg of the current season on October 2016. The match saw three penalties, two for Darmstadt and one for Mainz.
The corresponding fixture of last season at Darmstadt was a 2-3 win for Mainz.
Darmstadt vs Mainz: Prediction
Darmstadt are in a desperate situation and they must start winning games to save themselves from going down to the second division. Therefore, one must expect them to take the attack to their opposition.
Mainz are largely inconsistent and often fails to perform at higher level throughout the entire 90 minutes of the game. So, there is no doubt that this will be a high scoring game and the situation demands it. I believe, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is the way to go here.
Darmstadt vs Mainz: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 6/4 (2.50) with Bet365.