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 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.