Schalke vs Mainz
German – Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 5 March 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Schalke is at the ultimate bottom of the table this season as it stands. The host has extended their winless streak for the past eight clashes in the Bundesliga. They will return home after suffering a massive 5-1 loss on the road to the likes of Stuttgart last time out in their schedule.
Mainz is near to the bottom of the table but has an eight-point lead over the home team on the table. The away team will come in with a mixed form in the league. They have lost two of their last five matches in the campaign, including the 0-1 loss at home against Augsburg in the last league clash.
Schalke vs Mainz Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only two of their last 14 matches have ended in a draw.
- The host has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in two of their recent three fixtures.
- Their previous encounter in 2020 resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- The Miners have been unbeaten for the past three meetings.
- The host has been unbeaten in the last seven clashes at home.
Schalke vs Mainz Prediction
Winless for the past nine clashes across all major competitions in their schedule, Schalke will come into the game without any urgency to win. The host will not enjoy the ground advantage in the game, and four consecutive losses at home shows they do struggle at home lately.
The Miners have been unbeaten in their last seven h2h meetings with the visitor. The host would like to keep that track record intact, but their current form in the campaign has made them a punching bag for the rest of the teams.
Mainz has lost only two of their recent five outings in the campaign. The away team has won two of their last four fixtures in the campaign and has an eight-point lead over the host. This ought to give an upper hand for the away team in the clash.
As such, the draw no bet over Mainz will probably be the best bet for the punters. Furthermore, the match is sizing to be a low-scoring affair, which is why the tip for under 3.5 goals will probably be a suitable option for the punters in the encounter.
Schalke vs Mainz Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Draw no bet: Mainz @ 1.50 (1/2).