Union Berlin Vs Mainz Betting Tip: Over 3.5 Goals – 27 May 2020

Crunch clash in Berlin to produce goals

Union Berlin Vs FSV Mainz

Tuesday, 27 May 2020 – 19:30 GMT Kick-Off
German Bundesliga
Pick: Over 3.5 Goals
Odds: 21/10
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 24 May 2020)

Preview: These teams scored five goals between them back on Matchday 11, in what was Union Berlin‘s first ever away win in the Bundesliga. Can Mainz reverse that 3-2 scoreline or will the hosts complete the league double?

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Union Berlin Preview – Bundesliga newcomers beginning to squirm?

Since returning to competitive action on 17 May, Union Berlin (13th – W9 D3 L15, GF32 GA47) have failed to register a point or score a goal, managing only a single shot on target across 2-0 and 4-0 defeats to Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin, respectively. The latter particularly galling. A damning scoreline in the final Berlin derby of the season that will have left coach Urs Fischer with plenty to ponder ahead of this crucial fixture.

This is a crucial fixture all of a sudden, make no mistake about it. The potential for a third loss in quick succession – though it would be their fourth overall, having lost 3-1 in Freiburg prior to the enforced pause – would compound their slow start whilst turning a previously comfortable mid-table position slightly precarious. Die Eisernen are still six points clear of the relegation play-off as things stand.

As witnessed against Bayern in their last home outing however, the lack of atmosphere normally created by supporters did seemingly hamper the team’s performance, in what was a surprisingly flat display. Union have typically excelled inside Stadion An der Alten Forsterei this season, though, winning six of thirteen in the league (W6 D1 L6) – including over Dortmund and Gladbach – but are currently winless in their last three (D1 L2).


Both Teams to Score in First Half



FSV Mainz Preview – Resilience aplenty from Die Nullfünfer?

Dismantled at their Opel Arena on Sunday by RB Leipzig, who created chances at will and could have notched more than the five goals they ultimately ended up with, FSV Mainz (15th – W8 D3 L15, GF36 GA55) were simply no match for superior opponents in their last game. However, this next fixture is eminently more winnable – albeit against a side who inflicted a 3-2 defeat on them back on Matchday 11.

In fairness, Die Nullfünfer rallied towards the end of the reverse fixture, netting twice late on to almost overturn a three goal deficit. While it was only on 17 May that they admirably fought back from 2-0 down to claim a precious point in a 2-2 draw at FC Koln. So this is a team well versed when it comes to adversity, and their manager, Achim Beierlorzer, will no doubt be confident that a positive response is forthcoming in Berlin.

Defeat to RB Leipzig was only their second across their previous seven league games, while they were unbeaten in three (W1 D2) going into it. So there is no reason to be too downhearted about their chances. That being said, there isn’t a team in this season’s German top flight which has leaked more goals (34 in 13 games) on their travels, which averages out at more than two goals per away game.


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Union Berlin Vs FSV Mainz Betting Advice

A victory here would restore an element of calm in the camp of Union Berlin, which is ambling towards the lower end of the Bundesliga after claiming one of the last twelve points (D1 L3). On the face of it a home encounter with Mainz, who were themselves heavily beaten last time out, appears presentable – however, one loss in Mainz’s last four games (W1 D2 L1) suggest it may not be as straightforward as the market believes.


Union Berlin Vs Mainz Key Facts

  • Across the season so far, Union Berlin would score two or more goals in seven of thirteen home games.
  • Away from home Mainz‘s games are averaging more than four goals per game (4.23) – no team, meanwhile, has conceded more than their 34 in 13 away matches.
  • History was made when these teams met earlier in the campaign as Union Berlin‘s 3-2 victory in Mainz secured the club’s first away victory in the Bundesliga.


Mainz do ship plenty of goals on the road, however 21 scored across those same fixtures, failing to net in just four of 13 away games this season, suggests the visiting team can offer a threat to a Union Berlin side fresh from shipping six goals without reply since returning to action. Meanwhile, only three teams have prevented Union from scoring at home this season. Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 Goals is 21/20 with Boylesports.

Best Betting Odds for Union Berlin Vs Mainz

Union Berlin – 13/10 (Unibet)
Draw – 12/5 (Coral)
Mainz – 21/10 (Ladbrokes)