Mainz vs Schalke – Bundesliga : A Mainz needing to escape the bottom of the league table hosts a Schalke in 2nd place
Mainz has been making a campaign where they are fighting to avoid relegation.
They are going through a sensitive period, which means their results on the last 8 matches weren’t the best.
They have a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses on their last 8 matches. However, they play better as visitors, despite still not being good enough to leave the relegation spots.
For that, a big contribution has been the goals they have been conceding at home, conceding in 83% of the matches played there and conceding at least 1 goal in each of their last 5 home matches.
It is at home where they score more, with 16 goals scored in 29 matches, but it is also where they concede the most. However, they already have 18 goals conceded in a total of 42.
Their average of goals conceded is about 1.5 gaols per match when playing at home, which shows weaknesses.
They are the 2nd worst defence of the league.
Schalke is in 2nd place of the Bundesliga and in good form, scoring in all of their last 19 matches.
Playing away from home, they have scored in 83% of the matches, on an average of 1.5 goals per match.
On average, they keep a clean sheet 1 out of every 3 matches played away from home. They have 2 straight losses but both of them were against teams of the top of the league table.
They have the 5th best attack of the Bundesliga, with 39 goals scored so far, with 18 of them being scored away from home.
Mainz vs Schalke – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Putting a Mainz in poor form in the Bundesliga, against a Schalke that has been scoring well at home and away from home, I think Schalke has enough to win this match.