Mainz vs Schalke predictions and betting tips on May 5, 2023
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On May 5, Mewa Arena (Mainz) will host the match of the 31st round of the German Bundesliga, in which Mainz will compete with Schalke. The battle will start at 20:30 CET.
The club, speaking about the recent segment, performs in a pretty decent way. And this is largely the merit of Bo Svensson. The Danish specialist, who, for a long time, but not very often on the field, was doing his best right there as a football player, raised the status of the team by returning as a mentor. The club was very close to the 7th, “European” place in the previous year. Nowadays, it alternates victories and defeats, starting from February. As part of the winning race, the team took the maximum with such opponents as Bayer, RB Leipzig and even Bayern. Moreover, each of them conceded at least 2 goals. Still, the previous round brought an unpleasant exception, when Wolfsburg, which played at its home arena, managed to score 3 unanswered goals.
The team has mostly disappointed its fans in recent years. The only exception was made in the previous season, when, after being relegated to the second division of the country, it promoted back on the move. At the same time, there is a considerable risk that now everything will end with a new fall into the Bundesliga 2. “The Cobalts”, however, have reached an unbeaten streak, with 6 draws and even a couple of victories, since the end of January, but the results deteriorated in April. It goes without saying that there was an important 5-2 victory in the battle against a direct rival, Hertha. Still, the higher mentioned result was combined with “dry” defeats made by Bayer, Hoffenheim and Freiburg, which sent it to the penultimate place. The previous round brought a strong-willed home victory in the match with Werder – the team scored twice in the last 10-15 minutes of the game. That success was followed by the opportunity to get closer (1-2 points) to the competitors.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Mainz is a convenient opponent for Schalke – the rival took only 1 win in 11 previous head-to-head matches. “The Cobalts” have already proved it in the current season, winning with a 1-0 score in Gelsenkirchen in November.
Bookmakers do not believe that Schalke will be able to get points again. Mainz is motivated no less than the guests – thus, we bet on the victory of the host (odd: 1.61).
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