Mainz vs Freiburg – Bundesliga : On the only match taking place this Monday in Germany
Counting towards the 32nd round of the Bundesliga, the local side Mainz and the visiting side Freiburg face off in the city of Mainz,
at the Opel Arena, in what will be their 2nd meeting of the season, after their previous meeting that ended with a 2-1 win for Freiburg, at home.
The home side comes into this match on a very complicated position of the league table in the Bundesliga, being on the antepenultimate place of the competition (that, I remind you, can result on an indirect relegation,
with the team having to face the 3rd place of the Bundesliga 2, on a 2-legged play-off), with the local side having 27 points conquered in 29 rounds, although having a short disadvantage to the safety zone, of only 3 points.
That position is exactly occupied by Freiburg, their opponent in this match, which means they have a good chance to gain an advantage on the fight to avoid relegation here.
As for the visiting side, managed by Christian Streich, they are also making a campaign well below the expectations and what they would like so far, being at risk of being relegated again after managing to return to the Bundesliga not very long ago.
The team is coming off a very complicated streak of results, being winless for 6 consecutive matches on the competition, and away from home they have one of the worst records in the league (with only 1 victory).
Mainz vs Freiburg – Betting Tip and Prediction:
With two teams that tend to be much more worried about their defensive perspective than the offensive one (something that is usually very different from what happens in most German teams)
and taking into consideration both teams’ situations right now, due to their difficulties with avoiding relegation,
I believe this match will be very balanced between the two sides (we already know the effect that a goal usually has, both on the team that scores it, motivating the team, and the team that concedes, letting them down),
which leads me into believing this will be a match where the defences will be superior to the attacks, increasing the probability of this match finishing without many goals scored.
|Under 1 goal 1st Half||