Mainz 05 vs Bayern Munich: Preview and Predictions

Mainz 05 vs Bayern Munich
German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 3 February 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: OPEL Arena, Mainz

The reigning Bundesliga champions have already created a massive gap, sitting lonely at the top of the table. This Saturday the Bavarians are trying to secure the tenth consecutive victory across competition against table strugglers Mainz. Hosts of this match have only one goal for the remaining couple of months – to avoid relegation. One of the main reasons for their poor results is awful efficiency. Besides that team from OPEL Arena is having a serious trouble with injuries. One point against Bayern would be as heavy as victory itself.

Squad from Allianz Arena is simply looking unstoppable lately. Not even a two goal lead was enough for Hoffenheim to take them down during the last round. Bayern made a big comeback and completely thrashed their opponents 5-2. One match before that, they did same to Werder Bremen 4-2. Robert Lewandowski is not far away from breaking many records in Bundesliga. At the moment he is the top goal scorer with 18 goals, three in the last two matches.

Mainz are holding the negative record in the league – they conceded 35 goals in 20 matches so far, which is making them the worst defensive team in Bundesliga. At least their strikers are inspired by the home crowd. The team bagged 15 goals in 10 home matches.

Mainz vs Bayern Munich: Head-to-head

Surprisingly, Mainz 05 have caused a lot of troubles to Bayern Munich in the recent years. Bavarians won only two out of the last encounters, while losing one. They had no troubles to deal with Mainz this season though. The first match at Allianz Arena was easily won by the hosts 4-0. FCB lost only four duels to Mainz in history.

Mainz vs Bayern Munich: Prediction

Backing Away win is not getting us anywhere in terms of profit as the odds are low. Bayern’s defense has cracked a lot in the last couple of games. If we count in friendly games too, they kept only one clean sheet in last six attempts. Away win & Over 3.5 FT is the biggest value bet here.

Mainz vs Bayern Munich: Bet Tips

Away win & Over 3.5 @ 2.50

Lewandowski to score two or more goals @ 2.60