Borussia Monchengladbach v Mainz
Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021
Kick-Off at 14.30 UK
Venue: Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK, Monchengladbach
Borussia Monchengladbach will be looking to return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon when they host relegation strugglers Mainz at BORUSSIA-PARK. The two sides are engaged in different types of battles. The hosts are still hoping to catch the top-four finish by the end of the season. They currently sit 7th in the Bundesliga ladder with a six-point deficit to Wolfsburg in the fourth spot.
Their rivals are in a much tougher position. Die Nullfunfer hold the penultimate (17th) position and need a miracle to save the elite class status for the next season. Mainz are four points behind the safe zone at the moment. However, Die Nullfunfer grew in both form and confidence under the new manager Bo Svensson over the last couple of weeks. Mainz won two, drew one, and lost one of the last four league outings. It is a superb spell of form if we know they’ve played the likes of Leipzig, Stuttgart, Union Berlin, and Bayer Leverkusen in the process.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz Head-to-head
- Mainz did not represent a serious opposition to Die Fohlen in the last several years.
- Borussia Monchengladbach won six and drew one of the last seven encounters with Die Nullfunfer.
- Die Fohlen scored at least three goals in each of the last three meetings with Mainz.
- All of the last three H2H games between the two sides saw goals scored at both ends.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz Prediction
Mainz will come into this as the form favourites, as odd as it may sound. Die Fohlen only managed to find the back of the net once in the last two league outings. They fell 1-2 to Koln in the previous league fixture at BORUSSIA-PARK.
Moving forward, the head coach Marco Rose has just signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund. He will stay in Monchengladbach until the end of this season.
It will be very interesting to see how this move will affect the team’s displays in the next couple of weeks, especially having in mind the home fixture against Manchester City next week.
However, despite the recent form, we just can’t look past the home win pick here. Mainz have a dreadful away record of 1 win, 3 draws, and 6 losses in 10 league matches on the road this season. They lost five of the last six meetings with Monchengladbach.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz Bet Tips
Monchengladbach to win @ 1.61
Both teams to score @ 1.66.