Mainz vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: OPEL ARENA (Mainz).
Mainz will continue their series of tough fixtures on Wednesday night when they play host to Eintracht Frankfurt in the 16th round of Bundesliga. The hosts played the likes of Bayern Munich, Borussia, Dortmund and RB Leipzig in recent weeks. They lost all of these affairs, but none of these rivals actually completely dominated the pitch against the O-Fives.
The team led by Sandro Schwarz did lose 4-1 on Sunday at Red Bull Arena, but Leipzig had to fight for the victory as Timo Werner scored two late goals to secure a comprehensive three-pointer at the end. Mainz were very tough to break down on the home patch so far in the season. They only lost two of eight home outings in the league (both times 1-2 to the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund). They do head into this as underdogs, but we’d not underestimate the hosts here at all.
Mainz vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Head-to-head
The draw was by far the most common of outcomes in the history of head to head games between these two likes.
It happened on 13 occasions in 29 games so far. Mainz won 7 and lot 9 of remaining 16 outings against the Eagles.
Frankfurt have never claimed a victory at OPEL ARENA where they lost 6 and drew 8 of 14 meetings with the O-Fives.
Mainz vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Prediction
Frankfurt successfully passed the Bayer Leverkusen test on Sunday. Danny da Costa and Filip Kostic stole the show as their first half goals inspired a 2-1 victory over Die Werkself at the weekend. A three-pointer left the Eagles at fifth place in the league ladder as they are looking to break into the top four with maiden victory at OPEL ARENA.
Since Frankfurt allowed at least a goal in five of last six away matches in the league, we fancy the BTTS option at the 1.57 odds here. You can alternatively try with the hosts not to lose at the odds of 1.61.
Mainz vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Bet Tips
Mainz or Draw @ 1.61 (8/13)
BTTS @ 1.57 (4/7).