Mainz vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena (Mainz).
Mainz were at the losing end of a very embarrassing 3-0 scoreline in their opening game against Freiburg and are currently sporting a dismal two-match losing streak under their belt. Despite holding their counterparts to a stalemate at the break in their recent matchup, the squad succumbed to three quick goals in the span of ten minutes, during the closing stages.
Borussia Monchengladbach, on the other hand, played a less than exciting goalless draw against Schalke at home on matchday one. However, the visitors were much the better side in that clash and took twice as many attempts at goal than their foes.
Although Mainz have been coping better when in the comforts of their home, Borussia Monchengladbach have not admitted defeat in their last two trips on the road and are sizing up to be the favorites to come out on top in this one.
Mainz vs Monchengladbach Head to head (h2h)
- Three out of their previous five meetings have seen Borussia Monchengladbach secure the win.
- Their last encounter saw Mainz lose by a narrow 1-0 scoreline.
- Both teams have failed to find the back of the net just once in their last six clashes.
- Borussia Monchengladbach have kept four clean sheets in their last seven matchups, while Mainz have recorded just two.
Mainz vs Monchengladbach Prediction
The hosts are unbeaten in their last four Bundesliga games at home, with their last victory coming on the final day of the previous season. Although they are sporting a much better record at home, that alone is not going to cut it when they lock horns with Monchengladbach this Saturday.
The away side have tasted defeat just twice in their last nine outings across all competitions and have scored six goals from their previous four alone. Moreover, the visitors have been walking away with the bragging rights in two of their last three visits here.
Considering that they have also been picking up the win in their last two trips on the road, the three points are more than likely to swing in favor of Borussia Monchengladbach this weekend.
Neither side found the back of the net in their respective opening games. Keeping in mind that three of the last five fixtures between the two teams here were also low scoring clashes, expect a low scoring clash with Borussia Monchengladbach edging it past their counterparts.
Mainz vs Monchengladbach Betting tips
Borussia Monchengladbach to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).