Eintracht Frankfurt vs Mainz 05
Germany – DFB Pokal
Date: Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt am Main).
Eintracht Frankfurt have ruined the fine start to the year by allowing a demolishing 3-0 loss away at Augsburg on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles, who have won seven points in the opening three rounds in 2018, have thus dropped out of the top six positions in the Bundesliga standings.
Can Niko Novac raise the spirits in the dressing room and lead his team towards a rebound win in mid-week when Eintracht host Mainz 05 in the DFB Pokal quarterfinal? The O-Fives have been anything bit impressive throughout the entire season and they should not really represent too big of a challenge for the hosts at this stage of the competition.
Mainz have behave the weakest defensive record in Bundesliga after 21 rounds of the competition and they’ll face hard times holding Sebastien Haller on Wednesday evening. The French striker is Kovac’s top scorer with eight goals in Bundesliga and four more in DFB Pokal and backing him to find the net here looks to be a good call at 2.60 odds.
The team led by Sandro Schwarz has conceded two or more goals in each of last six matches on the road and they’ll head into this off the back of shipping five in consecutive away league losses to Hannover 96 and Bayer Leverkusen.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Mainz 05: Head-to-head
The draw has been by far the most frequent of the outcomes in the history of head to head encounters between these two teams.
It happened on as many as 13 occasions in 27 matches.
Mainz 05 have won just one of 13 games at Commerzbank-Arena.
Eintracht have won each of last two home meetings with the O-Fives netting five goals in the process.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Mainz 05: Prediction
Both the head to head to head tradition and Mazing 05’s away form in this season suggest that the hosts should have no troubles netting two or more goals here.
We also just have to take the sky-high 2.60 odds offered for Frankfurt’s top scorer Sebastien Haller to find the back of the net past the struggling defense of Mainz’s.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Mainz 05: Bet Tips
Eintracht Frankfurt Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.85
Sebastien Haller to score anytime @ 2.60