Mainz vs Union Berlin
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena (Mainz).
Mainz will try their best to get back on track after the 8-0 drubbing they received at the hands of Leipzig. Taking into account the home advantage for the day, and the former’s h2h superiority over Union Berlin, the tag of favorites goes to Mainz this weekend.
Mainz vs Union Berlin Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard.
- Three of the four last games ended with Mainz winning.
- The last Union Berlin won was back in 2002.
- The Berlin outfit has never kept a clean sheet against this opponent.
- At this venue, the hosts hold a 100% winning record.
Mainz vs Union Berlin Prediction
Mainz did lose their very last game 8-0 but keep note that it was against Leipzig, and it was on the road as well. Their previous home tie ended in a convincing victory for them, with the squad managing to script a comeback.
The visitors Koln struck first to post a 0-1 lead in the 14th minute. But it was shortlived, as the home team equalized with seven minutes, and later added two more in the second half to complete the triumph.
Opposite number Union meanwhile had a thriller of a game against derby rival Hertha. With the aid of home advantage, they were successful in holding off the charge of the visitors till the very end, and in dramatic fashion scored the lone goal and winner of the fixture in the 90th minute.
This upcoming match-day, Mainz will be desperate to record a win, so as to close down the wounds that were caused by Leipzig. They do have the home advantage, and moreover, they are taking on an opponent that attained promotion just this last summer.
In addition, Union was winless in six of their prior nine fixtures and had lost five of them. Importantly, on the road, they have not won a single league game this campaign and failed to score in three of their preceding five trips.
On the other hand, the two losses Mainz faced at home this Bundesliga season were against two top squads, Monchengladbach, and Wolfsburg.
And finally, Mainz has been the better of the two in h2h clashes for quite a long time, and in fact, even holds a 100% winning record in such fixtures at this stadium.
Consequently, a win for Mainz seems the logical choice this Saturday.
Mainz vs Union Berlin Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Mainz @ 1.60 (3/5)
Mainz 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9).