Mainz 05 vs Werder Bremen
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena.
The River Islanders are placed 14th in the table, and have so far recorded a total of just two wins this campaign. They have also been conceding goals in plenty, and are desperately trying to get out of the clutches of the relegation cut-off.
It’s also been almost three months since their latest win, and by all accounts they are desperate for a victory.
Meanwhile, the 05ers are the worst team in the league, barring Schalke. They have a single win to their name this Bundesliga season, and have conceded goals at a rate of more than 2 per fixture.
They are placed 17th in the table at the moment, and to climb above the cut-off, they need a surplus of four points. Considering that they are taking on another struggling squad, Jan-Moritz Lichte’s men will give their 100% on the pitch to go after the win.
By the looks of things, the two struggling teams will deliver a fierce encounter this weekend at the Opel Arena, and the leaky defense on either side should make this a high-scoring affair.
Mainz vs Werder Bremen: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 14 of the former 18 match-ups had three or more goals.
- Eight of the preceding ten clashes had goals from both teams.
- Since 2004, only once have the guests failed to find the back of the net at this stadium.
- Since 2006, every single meeting at this ground have had three or more goals, barring three fixtures.
Mainz vs Werder Bremen: Prediction
The 05ers were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road, by Hertha. In the meantime, Florian Kohfeldt’s men lost 1-2 at home against Dortmund.
Going on, Lichte’s men have posted a total of just one clean sheet from the preceding 17 matches, and at home, their latest clean sheet had come back in February.
On the other hand, their counterparts have conceded two or more goals in five of their last six overall fixtures, and are on a streak of 11 match-ups without a single clean sheet.
And on the road, they have kept a perfect defense just once since May of 2020, and it had come in the DFB Pokal, against a team from the lower division.
On top of all that, majority of h2h encounters over the past two decades have had goals in plenty.
With either team desperate for a win this Saturday, expect a high-scoring fixture between the two teams.
Mainz vs Werder Bremen: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).