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Schalke 04 vs Mainz 05: Bundesliga Preview

Schalke 04 vs Mainz 05: Bundesliga Preview

Schalke 04 vs. Mainz 05 predictions and tips for Friday’s Bundesliga clash at VELTINS-Arena.

Schalke 04 has endured some tough fixtures over the past few weeks as they have had to face Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, and Hoffenheim, before playing Hertha Berlin away from home last weekend in Bundesliga.

Schalke 04 impressed in that fixture as they came out 2-0 victors in a venue that the host rarely fails to win.

That result ended their run of 3 matches without a win and pushed them back inside the Bundesliga top 6.

Schalke 04 have good home form helped by their good attacking play but their defense is still a little suspect and could cause them trouble in this match.

Schalke 04 have kept just one clean sheet in their last 8 home matches.

Mainz 05 may not have had the simplest of matches so far but we can say their fixtures have been considerably softer than that of their hosts in this match.

Mainz 05 are coming into this match off the back of three matches without a defeat winning two at home against Hertha Berlin and Hamburg before drawing at Wolfsburg.

Mainz 05 fans will be satisfied with their current mid-table standing and we expect them to be up for a fight in this match.

Mainz 05 do not have the best statistics when they play away from home and could still struggle in this match especially in defense.

Match Stats

FSV Mainz 05 (10th-placed) will be looking for their 1st away from home win of the Bundesliga season when they travel to Schalke 04, currently 6th in the Bundesliga table with 13 points, just 3 points ahead of their visitors.
Schalke 04 have had a much better start to the season than last year, as the team have almost double the points (13) tally compared to the same stage last season.
Mainz 05 have an ascending form curve, with the team unbeaten in their last 3 league matches (W2, 1D). Only one team (RB Leipzig) have had better results in this short time period.
Schalke 04 have won every clash against Mainz 05 in the 1st half of a season (11), yet they have only managed 2 wins in the 2nd half of a season. Mainz have only won once at Schalke and that was back in May 2011 (3-1).
Schalke 04 haven’t been involved in a 0-0 draw since they played Borussia Dortmund on 10/29/16 (56 matches/all competitions). 
Furthermore, none of this season’s home matches have been 0-0 at halftime.

Recommended Bets:

Home win @ 4/5 with Unibet

Over 2.5 goals @ Evens with Bet365

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Schalke 04

LAST 5 MATCHES DATE COMPETITION
W Hertha Berlin 0-2 Schalke 04 Oct 14, 2017 German Bundesliga
D Schalke 04 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen Sep 29, 2017 German Bundesliga
L TSG Hoffenheim 2-0 Schalke 04 Sep 23, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Schalke 04 0-3 Bayern Munich Sep 19, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Werder Bremen 1-2 Schalke 04 Sep 16, 2017 German Bundesliga

Mainz

LAST 5 MATCHES DATE COMPETITION
W Mainz 3-2 Hamburg SV Oct 14, 2017 German Bundesliga
D VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 Mainz Sep 30, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Mainz 1-0 Hertha Berlin Sep 23, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Mainz 2-3 TSG Hoffenheim Sep 20, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Bayern Munich 4-0 Mainz Sep 16, 2017 German Bundesliga

H2H

LAST 5 MATCHES DATE COMPETITION
Mainz 0-1 Schalke 04 Mar 19, 2017 German Bundesliga
Schalke 04 3-0 Mainz Oct 23, 2016 German Bundesliga
Mainz 2-1 Schalke 04 Feb 12, 2016 German Bundesliga
Schalke 04 2-1 Mainz Sep 13, 2015 German Bundesliga
Mainz 2-0 Schalke 04 Apr 24, 2015 German Bundesliga


Other fixtures taking place this week in the German Bundesliga:

October 20, 2017
Schalke 04 19:30 1. FSV Mainz 05
October 21, 2017
Augsburg 1907 14:30 Hannover 96
Eintracht Frankfurt 14:30 Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Mönchengladbach 14:30 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
RB Leipzig 14:30 Stuttgart
Hamburger SV 17:30 Bayern München
October 22, 2017
1. FC Köln 12:30 Werder Bremen
SC Freiburg 14:30 Hertha BSC
Wolfsburg 17:00 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
October 27, 2017
1. FSV Mainz 05 19:30 Eintracht Frankfurt
October 28, 2017
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 14:30 1. FC Köln
Schalke 04 14:30 Wolfsburg
Hannover 96 14:30 Borussia Dortmund
Hertha BSC 14:30 Hamburger SV
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 14:30 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Bayern München 17:30 RB Leipzig
October 29, 2017
Werder Bremen 16:30 Augsburg 1907
Stuttgart 19:00 SC Freiburg
November 3, 2017
Eintracht Frankfurt 21:30 Werder Bremen

German Bundesliga Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Borussia Dortmund 8 6 1 1 23 5 +18 19
2 Bayern München 8 5 2 1 21 7 +14 17
3 RB Leipzig 8 5 1 2 15 10 +5 16
4 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 8 4 3 1 15 10 +5 15
5 Borussia Mönchengladbach 8 4 2 2 12 12 +0 14
6 Schalke 04 8 4 1 3 10 9 +1 13
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 8 4 1 3 8 7 +1 13
8 Augsburg 1907 8 3 3 2 11 8 +3 12
9 Hannover 96 8 3 3 2 8 6 +2 12
10 1. FSV Mainz 05 8 3 1 4 10 13 -3 10
11 Stuttgart 8 3 1 4 6 10 -4 10
12 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 8 2 3 3 15 13 +2 9
13 Hertha BSC 8 2 3 3 8 10 -2 9
14 Wolfsburg 8 1 5 2 8 11 -3 8
15 Hamburger SV 8 2 1 5 6 14 -8 7
16 SC Freiburg 8 1 4 3 5 16 -11 7
17 Werder Bremen 8 0 4 4 3 9 -6 4
18 1. FC Köln 8 0 1 7 3 17 -14 1

German Bundesliga Results

October 15, 2017
Werder Bremen 0 - 2 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2 - 2 Wolfsburg
October 14, 2017
Borussia Dortmund 2 - 3 RB Leipzig
Bayern München 5 - 0 SC Freiburg
Hertha BSC 0 - 2 Schalke 04
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2 - 2 Augsburg 1907
Hannover 96 1 - 2 Eintracht Frankfurt
1. FSV Mainz 05 3 - 2 Hamburger SV
October 13, 2017
Stuttgart 2 - 1 1. FC Köln
October 1, 2017
1. FC Köln 1 - 2 RB Leipzig
Hertha BSC 2 - 2 Bayern München
SC Freiburg 3 - 2 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
September 30, 2017
Hamburger SV 0 - 0 Werder Bremen
Eintracht Frankfurt 2 - 1 Stuttgart
Augsburg 1907 1 - 2 Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 - 1 Hannover 96
Wolfsburg 1 - 1 1. FSV Mainz 05
September 29, 2017
Schalke 04 1 - 1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
September 24, 2017
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3 - 0 Hamburger SV
Hannover 96 0 - 0 1. FC Köln

Bundesliga betting tips: Schalke 04 vs Mainz 05: Bundesliga - Both to score - Yes