Mainz 05 vs Freiburg: Preview and Prediction

Mainz 05 vs Freiburg
German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday 19th November, 2016
Kick-off: 14:30 UK
Venue: OPEL ARENA, Mainz.

A single point is separating the two teams in Bundesliga table ahead of their clash in the 11th round of the competition. The match is scheduled to kick off this Saturday afternoon at OPEL ARENA where Mainz 05 managed to claim two back-to-back victories over Darmstadt and Ingolstadt.

The Swiss manager Martin Schmidt cannot be satisfied at all with two devastating losses which followed though, since Mainz 05 suffered a real disaster in the 4th round of Europa League, losing with 6-1 on road to Anderlecht, while the last Bundesliga game saw them dropping points at Leipzig.

Freiburg, on the other side, have improved their performances a lot since the start of the season, as the team led by Christian Streich managed to snatch three wins in last five league matches. However, they ended their superb form on home ground, where they have been impeccable prior to the last round’s catastrophe as the team lost to Wolfsburg with 0 – 3 at Schwarzwald Stadium.

Schmidt will not be able to count on Yoshinori Muto, Christian Clemens and Fabien Frei for this match, while the visitors will not have significant absences ahead of the visit to the OPEL ARENA.

Mainz 05 vs Freiburg: Head-to-Head Stats

This will be the 26th head to head encounter between the two teams. Mainz 05 have been slightly more successful winning ten times, including the victory in the last encounter, back in April 2015. Freiburg, on the other side, have managed to claim eight victories so far, the last one dating from January 2015 when they took a narrow 1-0 win in a friendly.

Mainz 05 vs Freiburg: Prediction

It is really hard to say which of the two teams is closer to snatching three points here. The bookies have set the hosts as slight favorites because of the home court advantage, but we would rather go with the draw at the half time as the main betting pick, set at the odds of 13/10!

Mainz 05 vs Freiburg: Betting Tips

Draw at the half time at the odds of 13/10 (2.30)
Under 2.5 goals FT at 1/1 (2.00).