Mainz vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Date: Saturday, 20 April 2019
Kick-Off 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: OPEL ARENA (Mainz).
Mid-table rivals Mainz and Fortuna Dusseldorf take on each other on Saturday afternoon at OPEL ARENA. The match will by no means affect the final standings both teams have already secured survival in the elite tier of German football. This is why we can consider this a successful campaign for both outfits, especially Fortuna Dusseldorf who began the season in a super slow fashion, but grew in form drastically as time passed by.
These two sides are capable of beating any opposition in the league on their day, including Bayern Munich (just remember Fortuna’s shocking 3-3 draw at Allianz Arena). This is why it is very hard to predict the outcome of this particular tie as backing goals seems to be the smartest of betting choices here.
Mainz vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Head-to-head
Mainz were much more successful in the most recent history of their head to head encounters with Flingeraner.
The O-Fives won four and drew one of past five ties against Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Interestingly, only one of ten H2H games between these two likes saw the Both Teams To Score option “coming in”.
Mainz claimed a narrow 0-1 victory when they visited Merkur Spiel-Arena in the first half of the season back in late-November last year.
Mainz vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Prediction
Mainz play much better in front of the home crowd where they won 6, drew 4 and lost 4 of 14 league games this season. They can build on two fine displays in past two rounds ahead of this tie with Fortuna. The O-Fives demolished Freiburg 5-0 with a hat-trick from their top scorer Jean-Philippe Mateta in the previous home fixture. They lost just 2-1 away at second-placed Borussia Dortmund last weekend.
We can say hosts head into this in much higher spirits given Fortuna fell 1-4 at home to table-toppers Bayern Munich last weekend. Anyhow, we firmly believe the low-scoring head to head tradition should come to an end here and we recognize a massive value in backing the Over 2.5 Goals FT & Both Teams To Score bet at the odds of 1.95 here.
Mainz vs Fortuna Dusseldorf: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.95 (19/20)
Mainz Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).