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Date: Friday, 29 January 2021
Kick-Off at 19.30 UK
Stuttgart and Mainz will open proceedings in Bundesliga Matchday 19 on Friday evening when they take on each other at Mercedes-Benz-Arena.
The hosts left a much better impression so far in the season, but it will be Mainz who will enter the tie higher on confidence after a shocking 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig last weekend. It was only the team’s second win of the campaign, the first for the new manager Bo Svensson who took charge at the start of the year.
Die Nullfunfer thus moved away from the very foot of the league standings. However, they still have a mountain to climb to reach the safe zone, being seven points shy of the 15th-placed Arminia Bielefeld at the moment.
The visit to Mercedes-Benz-Arena will be a tough one for Mainz, but they might take advantage of the momentum and pick up another surprising result here.
Stuttgart vs Mainz Head-to-head
- Teams have snatched ten wins apiece ahead of their 27th head to head encounter.
- Stuttgart were much better in the games on the home patch where they won seven, drew two, and lost three of twelve against Die Nullfunfer.
- Stuttgart celebrated a demolishing 1-4 victory when the two sides locked horns at the start of the season in late-September last year.
Stuttgart vs Mainz Prediction
The hosts were one of the most pleasant surprises in the entire league at the start of the campaign.
However, their form has hit somewhat of a slump of late as Die Schwaben lost two on the spin in the league. They fell 3-0 away at Arminia Bielefeld and 2-1 away at Freiburg in the process.
The head coach Pellegrino Matarazzo has headaches over his defensive line as the team shipped at least two goals in each of the last three league outings.
Since Mainz produced their by far the best attacking display of the season last weekend against RB Leipzig, we believe they should be able to break the struggling Stuttgart defence on Friday.
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score looks delicious at 1.83 odds, especially if we know that the reverse fixture between these two teams ended in a 1-4 scoreline.
We will alternatively back the visitors to score two or more goals at the 2.75 odds.
Stuttgart vs Mainz Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.83
Mainz Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.75.