Mainz vs Union Berlin
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2021
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena.
The 05ers are the worst team in the competition barring Schalke. So far, the former have won just twice this whole campaign, and have conceded the second-most number of goals in the process.
They are on a pace to get relegated at the end of the season, especially with them already needing a surplus of at least seven points to get over the cut-off.
Even at home they have not raised any challenge this campaign, and have managed to secure a total of just one victory in the period.
Meanwhile, the Iron Ones are placed eighth in the table, and need an additional three points to get into the European spots.
They have delivered impressive performances all through this season, barring some tough match-ups lately. Due to this recent blip, they have dropped some much-needed points, and have invited some unwanted pressure on to them.
They need to make amends soon, and this upcoming clash against Bo Svensson’s men seems like a great opportunity to record a confidence-boosting win.
Mainz vs Union Berlin: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns was back in October, and then Urs Fischer’s men recorded a 4-0 win.
- They are on an unbeaten run since 2003.
- They have scored three or more goals in two of the past three clashes.
- It’s been 18 years since the hosts have kept a clean sheet at this ground.
Mainz vs Union Berlin Prediction
The 05ers lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Stuttgart. In the meantime, the Iron Ones were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Monchengladbach.
Going on, Svensson’s men were winless in 22 of their previous 25 overall games, and they had conceded two or more goals in six of their former seven fixtures.
At home, they had also lost ten of their preceding ten appearances, and their latest clean sheet here had come back in February of 2020.
On the other hand, their opposite number were unbeaten in 16 of their past 20 overall matches, and they have lost just thrice on the road this whole season.
In addition, they also have a superior h2h record against this foe over the years, and particularly so in recent years.
As such, expect Union Berlin to have the upper hand this weekend.
Mainz vs Union Berlin: Betting Tips
Union Berlin to Win Either Half @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).