Freiburg vs Mainz
Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Schwarzwald-Stadion (Freiburg im Breisgau).
Freiburg host Mainz in a low-profile affair of the Matchday No 11 on Saturday afternoon at Schwarzwald-Stadion. These two sides finished the previous season lock on points right on the brink of the red zone. They are separated by a single point in the bottom half of the league ladder after 10 rounds.
The visitors will head into this in high spirits following their third win of the season last weekend. The O-Fives saw off the 6th-placed Werder Bremen 2-1 at OPEL ARENA. Goals came from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jean-Philippe Gbamin. The victory ended their three-loss streak across competitions.
Nevertheless, Mainz have been dreadful travellers so far in the season. They lost three on the bounce on the road without scoring a single goal along the way. The latest of away failures was also the toughest as the team fell 4-0 to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Freiburg vs Mainz: Head-to-head
Teams snatched a single win apiece when they met each other last season in Bundesliga.
Overall, Mainz lead the tie by two wins ahead of the landmark 30th encounter with Breisgau-Brasilianer.
The home court advantage played a big role in most recent history as each of last for H2H encounters saw home teams snatching the spoils.
Freiburg vs Mainz: Prediction
Freiburg generally produced much better performances in front of the home crowd this season and we see them as favourites knowing the O-Fives lost three on the trot on the road. The hosts are unbeaten in last four games at Schwarzwald-Stadion (2W and 2D). It’s a decent record if we know the opposition included the likes of Schalke, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach in last three matches in the process.
Furthermore, Christian Streich’s men held the defending champions Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw last weekend at Allianz Arena thanks to a last gasp Lucas Holler leveller. We have to find the value in the 2.10 odds offered for the home win here based on everything written above.
Freiburg vs Mainz: Bet Tips
Freiburg to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
HT/FT Freiburg/Freiburg @ 3.50 (5/2).