Schalke v Mainz Betting Tips: 1, 2019-09-20

Friday 20thSeptember 2000hrs
Football – Germany– Bundesliga
Pick Schalke win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 1.61 (odds taken 08:22 GMT, 19 September )

1 X 2
1.67 3.88 5.05

(Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on September 19, 2019 at 08:22)

There’s also action from the German top flight and a Bundesliga clash between Schalke and Mainz as the betting tips continue at the VELTINS-Arena with the hosts looking for a third win on the trot…

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Schalke Prediction – Can Schalke grab third win on trot?

After a slow start to the new Bundesliga season which saw Schalke draw 0-0 away from home at Borussia Moenchengladbach which was followed by a heavy 3-0 defeat at home by Bayern Munich, the hosts have since responded in style.

Recent back-to-back wins over Hertha Berlin 3-0 at home and a 5-1 thrashing of Paderborn away from home at their opponent’s Benteler-Arena should give Friday night’s hosts plenty of confidence in bagging all three points here in this clash against lowly Mainz.

The hosts may just need this recent boost too as Schalke have managed just 1 win at home out of their last 10 matches on home turf at their VELTINS-Arena which includes 6 defeats, but having won all 5 of their previous meetings at home against tonight’s opponents, Mainz, Schalke will still be in a confident frame of mind here.

Indeed, Schalke have won 5 of the last 6 encounters against Mainz overall, so the hosts will be keen to keep this momentum going on Friday night.


Schalke v Mainz Both teams to score

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Mainz Prediction – Can Mainz bag first win on road?

Although Mainz registered a much-needed 2-1 win at home against Hertha Berlin, this was achieved on home turf at their OPEL ARENA and they face a much tougher prospect in the shape of a fast-improving Schalke outfit away from home on Friday night.

This recent win for Mainz was a very welcome three points indeed for the visitors as they’d previously suffered 3 defeats on the trot having lost to Freiburg 3-0, Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-1 and a 6-1 humiliation to Bayern Munich, which also resulted in Mainz conceding a total of 12 goals from these 3 matches too.

There’s therefore serious question marks around Mainz’s defensive capabilities, and this is evident when looking at the visitors’ results away from home in the Bundesliga as they’ve lost 9 of their last 10 away matches.

These last 10 away matches have seen Mainz concede 2 goals or more in 8 of these as well as conceding 3 goals or more in 6 of the 10, so there’s a strong likelihood that their defence will be breached again at Schalke.


Key-Facts – Schalke v Mainz

  • Schalke have recorded back-to-back wins in the Bundesliga prior to this clash
  • Mainz have lost 9 of their last 10 away matches in the Bundesliga
  • Schalke have won all 5 of the previous meetings at home against Mainz


Betting Tips Verdict

Schalke are now starting to gather momentum and will fancy their chances of a third win on the bounce against a leaky Mainz outfit here.