Bundesliga: Mainz vs Schalke

Mainz vs Schalke Betting Tip and Predictions. In the opening match of Round 21 in Bundesliga, Mainz take on Schalke. Read below betting preview, useful info and predictions for the match between Mainz vs Schalke.

Schalke's Cameroonian forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (L) and Mainz' midfielder Danny Latza vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 v 1 FSV Mainz 05, in Gelsenkirchen, on September 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SASCHA SCHUERMANN RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050. (Photo credit should read SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Schalke’s Cameroonian forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (L) and Mainz’ midfielder Danny Latza vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 v 1 FSV Mainz 05, in Gelsenkirchen, on September 13, 2015. (Photo credit: SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Mainz stand at the 7th position and their main goal this season is to finish in the Top 6 and play in the UEFA Europa League next season. After defeat against Ingolstadt 1-0 in the first match of the second half of the season, home side have improved their performance and won two matches in a row. First, they beat B. Monchengladbach 1-0 at home, while in the last match they was better side and took all three points from Hannover 0-1. Big blow for Mainz 05 is the injury of their second top scorer Muto (7 goals) and one of the best players in home team this season. Home side is not impressive in the attack, but on the other side their defence is very good.

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Schalke stand at the 4th position and their main goal is to stay in the Top 4 and play in the UEFA Champions League next season. Schalke 04 lost in the first Bundesliga game against Werder Bremen 1-3, but after that game they have started to play better and won two matches in a row, Darmstadt 0-2 and Wolfsburg 3-0. Huntelaar will lead the attack on this game, but visitors are playing as a compact team and this season 10 players scored at least one goal. Schalke was better team in the first half of the season and they beat today’s opponent 2-1. Despite the fact that Mainz play very solid upfront their supporters, Schalke have very good records against them on their home ground. In the last 6 matches between these two teams, when Mainz were a host, Schalke lost only once and managed to win three times (3-2-1).

Mainz vs Schalke injuries and suspensions

Home team miss  Klement (2/0 m), Soto (0/0 m), Berggreen (0/0 f), their second top scorer Muto (20/7 f) and Onisiwo (0/0 f). On the other side, visitors will be without Giefer (0/0 gk), Höwedes (12/1 d), Kehrer (1/0 d), Nastasic (1/0 d), Uchida (0/0 d) and Höger (4/0 d).

Mainz vs Schalke possible lineups

Mainz: Karius – Donati, Balogun, Bell, Bussmann – Baumgartlinger, Latza – Clemens, Malli, Jairo – Cordoba.
Schalke: Fährmann – Junior Caicara, Neustädter, J. Matip, Kolasinac – Geis, Goretzka – L. Sané, M. Meyer, Choupo-Moting – Huntelaar.

Mainz vs Schalke Prediction

Both teams need points in order to achieve their goals and maybe draw could be the real result, but Schalke have stronger squad and I’ll give them advantage in this game.

Mainz vs Schalke Betting Tip: Schalke +0 Ah @ 1.80 (Bet365)

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