Mainz vs Freiburg
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena (Mainz).
As far as h2h encounters at this venue are concerned, Mainz hold the upper hand. However, with Freiburg resilient even in their outings this term, it looks like the hosts are about to be given a run for their money on Saturday.
Mainz vs Freiburg Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Freiburg post a 3-0 victory.
- Three of their previous four meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just two of their past six fixtures.
- Only one of their last ten games have ended as a tie.
- Freiburg have registered the win thrice in their previous ten encounters. (W-3, D-1, L-6)
Mainz vs Freiburg Prediction
Mainz have been alternating between wins and defeats in their past three clashes, the most recent of which saw them at the losing end of a 1-0 scorecard to Bayer Leverkusen. Their counterparts were reduced to ten men in the second half of that latter clash.
Even so, the hosts not only failed to make use of their advantage but also conceded the winning goal late into stoppage time.
With just eighteen points in the bag, the home team are currently hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone.
On the other hand, Freiburg have fallen out of their groove and are without a win in their last three games in the running. Their previous clash on the road saw them hold Schalke to a 2-2 draw. While at home, Bayern Munich took them down with a 3-1 scoreline.
Be that as it may, Freiburg have salvaged a point at the least in six of their past nine outings in the top flight. It is also worth mentioning that Mainz have been struggling in front of the home crowd as of late.
They have admitted defeat in each of their past two games here, and have stumbled five times in their last eight as well. Furthermore, the hosts were at the receiving end of three unanswered goals when the two sides met in the reverse fixture of this clash.
As such, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Freiburg in this one. However, it has been over ten years since the visitors last picked up a win against this foe on the road.
Taking into account that the guests have shared the spoils in three of their past five outings, the safest punt to back in this one would have to be a double chance.
Additionally, goals have been in abundance whenever these two sides square up against each other at this venue. Three of their previous four h2h meetings here have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
Moreover, fifteen of the twenty-seven goals for Freiburg this season have come from their clashes away from home. Hence, a high scoring affair is certainly in the reckoning this weekend.
Mainz vs Freiburg Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Freiburg @ 1.66 (2/3)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).