Bayern Munich vs 1. FSV Mainz 05
Date: Saturday, 22nd April 2017
Kick off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
After a heart-breaking Champions League end, the Bavarians will shift their focus towards the domestic championship and DFB Pokal.
The guests are in a very unpleasant spot since they are dragged into the relegation battle along with several famous Bundesliga teams such as VfL Wolfsburg, FC Augsburg and Hamburger SV.
On Tuesday at Santiago Bernabeu, Bayern Munich were knocked out after 120 minutes by Real Madrid. It was certainly a huge blow to Carlo Ancelotti’s men, ergo it remains to be seen whether the Italian expert is able to motivate his squad in the remaining Bundesliga matches.
The Bavarians are eight points ahead of Leipzig’s Red Bulls. This season, they are yet to be defeated in Munich. In 14 home games, their performance stands at 11 wins and 3 draws. Bayern scored 48 goals while allowing only 6 at Allianz Arena.
1. FSV Mainz 05
The 05ers are occupying the 15th position with 32 points. After a horrible run, they finally managed to earn three points against Hertha BSC Berlin last Saturday at Opel Arena.
FSV Mainz’s away performances this season announce a possible disaster at Allianz Arena. Only three wins and a draw with 25 goals conceded in 15 Bundesliga visits. However, they lost their last three away games with only one goal margin.
Bayern Munich vs Mainz: Head-to-head
When it comes to goals scored, the matches between the two sides were fruitful as in four out of last five meetings three or more goals were scored. In the previous campaign, FSV Mainz stunned the Bavarians at Allianz with 1-2.
Bayern Munich vs Mainz: Prediction
The domination of Bayern is expected, but after a disappointing Madrid visits, we might see a sluggish low-tempo match.