⚽️ Game: Mainz vs Schalke
⚽️ Competition: 🇩🇪 Bundesliga
🗓 Date: 16.02.2020
🏟 Location: Coface Arena
💡 Betting Tips: Schalke to score in both HT
📈 Odds: 3.4
💳 Stake: 6/10 units
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At least since the sobering last season, Schalke has been baking smaller rolls. Nevertheless, after the 2-0 win against Mönchengladbach in the second half of the season, the Royal Blues could not and did not want to defend themselves against the emerging euphoria. Recently the high spirits in Gelsenkirchen increasingly paralyzed the team.
Mainz vs Schalke Free Betting Tips
After only two points from the past three encounters, the team of coach David Wagner absolutely wants to return to success on Sunday. The sixth in the current Bundesliga table is then a guest in Rheinhessen. Before the Mainz duel against Schalke, lower odds are offered to the Ruhrpottler.
The fact that the miners are the favorites is partly due to the recent weak results of the FSV in front of their home crowd. The most recent four matches in front of their own fans were all lost, which is why the Beierlorzer team are still in the midst of the relegation battle.
At least the Red-Whites were able to increase their lead on the relegation place to four points by winning Hertha away last week, but this does not change the fact that one of the fear opponents is waiting for the end of the 22nd matchday. Only against FC Bayern Mainz lost more games than against Schalke. Our prediction is once again aimed in the direction of the royal blues, who primarily want to take advantage of the fragile defensive of the Rheinhessen.
Mainz – Statistics & current form
We normally strictly resist using the term “Big Point” inflationarily, but in the case of Mainz’s 3-1 success last week at Hertha BSC, we definitely make use of this.
After three defeats in a row at the start of the second half of the season, the Rheinhessen earned the enormously important three points thanks to a decent performance, which made it possible to increase the cushion on the relegation place to four points. As the 15th in the classification, relegation fears are still omnipresent, although those responsible are still optimistic about staying in the class.
Mainz is the most vulnerable defense in the Bundesliga
In order not to have to tremble until the end of the season, the team of coach Achim Beierlorzer should definitely improve at home. Over the entire course of the season, the FSV only achieved three victories against a home backdrop. In contrast, there are seven defeats and not a single draw. Even more worrying is the fact that the four most recent games in the OPEL Arena have all been lost.
In addition, the defensive is a major shortcoming in the sobering season so far. No Bundesliga club conceded more goals than the Red and Whites (48) after 21 match days. In the last 13 home games alone, the relegation candidate always had to concede at least one goal. The 23 goals scored before the break are also the highest in the league. So on Sunday between Mainz and Schalke there is a tip on one or the other goal scoring of the guests.
The home side looks good in terms of personnel. With the exception of Stefan Bell, Alexander Hack and Edimilson Fernandes, who have not been available for a few weeks, all players are ready to go. No major changes in the starting eleven are to be expected compared to the success mentioned in Berlin. Only Mateta could be preferred to Szalai as a slightly faster and more agile tip.
Probable lineup of Mainz:
↪ Zentner – St. Juste, Bruma, Niakhaté – R. Baku, Barreiro, Latza, Brosinski – Öztunali, Quaison – Szalai
Last games from Mainz:
⚽️ 02/08/2020 – Hertha vs. Mainz 1: 3 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – Mainz vs. Bayern 1: 3 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Gladbach vs. Mainz 3: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Mainz vs. Freiburg 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Dortmund vs. Mainz 0-2 (friendly match)
Schalke – Statistics & current form
0: 5 at Bayern, 0: 0 at Berlin’s Hertha and finally a lean 1: 1 at home against SC Paderborn – the Schalke managers responsible for coach David Wagner will certainly not be satisfied with the recent three Bundesliga matches. If it hadn’t been a 3-2 win in the cup against the “old lady” in the meantime, you could probably call for a mini-crisis.
Despite the far from satisfactory results, the miners still have a good starting position in the fight for Europe. The Gelsenkirchener are currently in fourth place and are only four points behind the Champions League ranks. In order to be able to say a word about the premier class, a threesome on Sunday evening is practically mandatory.
That this will not be an easy undertaking, however, shows everyone the fact that the Ruhrpottler have not won any of the last four away games in the Bundesliga. The last success abroad is therefore from November 23, 2019 (2-1 in Bremen). The bottom line is that the away record with four wins, three draws and three bankruptcies is still impressive.
Will the S04 offensive find its way back to normal?
Coach Wagner will probably have worked primarily on the offensive during the week. In the game forward, it finally got a noticeable hook. In the past three matches, only Joker Kutucu has been included in the list of goalscorers. Before that, the Royal Blues met in nine consecutive games. In five cases, even in the first and second half.
Because the actually high-quality attack with Harit, Gregoritsch or Raman can now take on the weakest defensive, one hopes among the miners that the proverbial knot will finally burst.
Since the blue-whites also have the highest percentage of standard goals (twelve out of 27) and the Rheinhessen have been overcome 15 times after dormant balls (highest value in the league), the odds between Mainz and Schalke throw at least one S04 Score an attractive value in both halves.
Daniel Caligiuri, Salif Sané, Markus Schubert and Benjamin Stambouli are injured. Kenny and Kabak, who recently had to cut back a bit for muscular reasons, started training again during the week and should be allowed to join the trip to Mainz. Whether Suat Serdar will be fit in time for the duel against his former club is more than questionable.
Probable lineup of Schalke:
↪ Nübel – Becker, Todibo, Nastasic, Oczipka – Mascarell – Schöpf, McKennie – Harit – Gregoritsch, Raman
Last games from Schalke:
⚽️ 08.02.2020 – Schalke vs. Paderborn 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 04.02.2020 – Schalke vs. Hertha 3: 2 (DFB Cup)
⚽️ 01/31/2020 – Hertha vs. Schalke 0-0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Bayern vs. Schalke 5-0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ Jan 17, 2020 – Schalke vs. Gladbach 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
Mainz vs Schalke Direct comparison & statistics highlights
FSV Mainz does not have good memories of FC Schalke 04. Already in 17 of the previous 27 encounters in the highest German division, the Rheinhessen were the losers (six wins, four draws). Thus, the self-proclaimed carnival club only suffered more defeats against FC Bayern (21) than against the miners.
The Royal Blues also had the upper hand in the first leg. Suat Serdar (36.) gave the home side the lead in the first half before Karim Onisiwo (75.) equalized. Amine Harit, who scored 2-1 in the final minute, eventually became the match winner. In Mainz, by the way, the Gelsenkircheners won two of the last three encounters.
Mainz vs Schalke Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
In the last match on match day 22, Mainz will face Schalke on Sunday evening. When looking at the betting odds, it becomes clear that the bookmakers expect a fairly close match in which the outcome appears anything but clear. Because the miners did not really convince us recently and only got one point from the last three games, we would refrain from betting on the away win.
Instead, we focus on the number of goals in Schalke. Although the royal blue offensive did not show its best side in the past matches, the Wagner team still has a lot of potential in the game, which must now be exploited against the weakest defense of the Bundesliga.
Key facts – Mainz vs. Schalke tip
💫 Mainz last lost four times in a row at home
💫 The Rheinhessen with 48 goals conceded the weakest defensive in the league
💫 In five of the last twelve matches, S04 scored in both halves
The Rheinhessen have already conceded 48 goals in the season so far and have not played at home 13 times in a row. In addition, the great weakness in standards is a feast for the Gelsenkircheners, who marked twelve of their 27 hits after dormant balls.
We therefore choose between Mainz and Schalke for the tip that Raman, Gregoritsch and Co. score at least one goal in both halves.