Freiburg vs Mainz 05
Date: Saturday, 8th April 2017
Kick off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Mainz 05 dropped into the relegation scrap with four consecutive losses.
They will be desperate to end the poor run this Saturday against Freiburg who have ended theirs in mid-week by beating Wolfsburg 0-1 on the road.
Christian Streich was furious with his players after they allowed as many as five goals in the weekend’s loss to Werder Bremen on the home court.
It certainly had an effect because Alexander Schwolow kept a clean sheet to help his team see off the in-form Wolfsburg side away from home.
It was the first win after three matches for Freiburg who thus returned to the battle for the top six positions which lead to European competitions at the end of the season.
Martin Schmidt could well use Streich’s recipe because his team has had huge troubles at the back.
The mid-week has seen them conceding as many as three goals to RB Leipzig on the home pitch.
Mainz 05 now have six losses in last seven matches on the road and they are now levelled with Augsburg at the position which leads to the relegation playoffs at the end of the campaign.
Freiburg vs Mainz 05: Head to head
The last two head to head clashes between the two sides offered real goal fests, but Mainz 05 came out victorious on both occasions.
The visitors lead the tie by three wins and they will be desperate to pick up the third straight win against Freiburg this Saturday.
Freiburg vs Mainz 05: Prediction
The visitor will have a much greater imperative, but the hosts will come in the game in a much better mood.
Since Mainz 05 have been disastrous at the back lately, we must back Freiburg Over 1.5 team goals as the top betting option at the odds of 5/4.