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Bundesliga: Mainz 05 vs Schalke 04 – Match preview and betting tip

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Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Bundesliga match between Mainz 05 and Schalke 04. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.

The Bundesliga clash at MEWA Arena on Friday sees home team Mainz 05 battling it out for three points with Schalke 04.

Mainz 05 approach the next Bundesliga round as number 8 in the table, having claimed 45 points this season so far. With 30 games behind them, Schalke 04 amassed 27 points, placing them as number 17 before their next fixture.

Team form: Mainz 05 vs Schalke 04

Mainz 05 Form

Consistency has not been a trademark for Mainz 05 recently, and their last three matches first saw them sharing the points in a 1-1 draw with FC Koln. This was followed by a 3-1 win against Bayern Munich, before they lost 3-0 against Wolfsburg. Mainz 05 managed a strong return of four wins from their previous six matches on home soil in the Bundesliga, where they also drew twice and lost none. They scored 14 goals and conceded five times.

Schalke 04 Form

Results have been up and down for Schalke 04, who beat Hertha Berlin by 5-2. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 4-0 against Freiburg, before claiming three points in a 2-1 win against Werder Bremen. Schalke 04 claimed just one win from the last six away games in the Bundesliga. They also drew three and were defeated two times, as they were outscored by seven goals to three.

Betting stats for Mainz 05 and Schalke 04

Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Mainz 05 and Schalke 04. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.

  • Mainz 05 have not lost the last 10 matches in a row
  • Mainz 05 have scored in 19 of the last 20 matches
  • In 9 of the last 11 Mainz 05 home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Mainz 05 have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
  • Mainz 05 have not lost 10 of the last 12 home matches
  • Schalke 04 have not won 16 of the last 18 away matches
  • Schalke 04 have conceded in the last 7 matches in a row
  • In 5 of the last 6 Schalke 04 away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In 6 of the last 7 Schalke 04 away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In the last 3 Schalke 04 matches the sum of goals was over 2.5

Interesting players: Mainz 05 vs Schalke 04

Ludovic Ajorque has four strikes in six Bundesliga matches for Mainz 05, who will be relying on his services when clashing with Schalke 04. The visitors are looking to Marius Buelter, who has provided his team with three Bundesliga goals.

Full-time result

Of their 10 most recent games at MEWA Arena across all tournaments, Mainz 05 won five times, drew three and lost two. Schalke 04 won one of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing four and losing five. The Royal Blues conceded a goal in their previous 7 matches. They’ve not lost to Mainz 05 in 5 consecutive meetings.

Both teams to score

Mainz 05 scored first in seven of their last ten home games. Interestingly, Schalke 04 scored the opening goal of the match in just three of their last ten games. Mainz 05 managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.

Total goals

Mainz 05 scored an average of 1.9 goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened six times. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Schalke 04, who scored 1.4 times on average in those matches. Schalke 04 conceded a goal in their last 7 matches.

Betting tip: Mainz 05 vs Schalke 04

To summarize, the upcoming Bundesliga clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Mainz 05 vs Schalke 04 mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.

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