Mainz won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 0-1 Bundesliga 1 losing effort in their last game against Bayer Leverkusen.
At the other end, Bayer 04 Leverkusen had 9 shots on goal with 5 on target. Lucas Alario (30') scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Mainz have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Mainz have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 14 goals on the way. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether that pattern shall continue on in this next match or not.
Their previous form shows that Mainz:
- are winless against Borussia Mönchengladbach in their last 8 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
In their previous game, Gladbach drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with VfL Wolfsburg.
In that match, Borussia Mönchengladbach had 48% possession and 13 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Borussia Mönchengladbach was Jonas Hofmann (78'). At the other end, VfL Wolfsburg got 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Wout Weghorst (85') was the scorer for VfL Wolfsburg.
The numbers tell their own story, and Gladbach have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals overall. In defence, Gladbach have some weaknesses to address.
Heading into this contest, Borussia Mönchengladbach have not been beaten by Mainz when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A very good record, indeed.
Head to head
Looking over past results between these clubs stretching back to 04/11/2017 reveals that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Mainz. They’ve not been able to come away with any victories at all while Gladbach have been too good for them, getting wins in 67% of those matches.
An aggregate of 15 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them from Mainz and 12 for Gladbach. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
Team News: Mainz
Mainz boss has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this clash with a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Gladbach
Gladbach manager Marco Rose has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Jordan Beyer (Corona virus), Denis Zakaria (Fitness), Valentino Lazaro (Torn muscle bundle), Lászlo Bénes (Ankle Injury) and Andreas Poulsen (Shoulder Injury) are not able to play.
We’re of the view that Mainz have it in them to put a goal past this Gladbach lineup, although just one goal is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
Therefore, we’re predicting a narrow 1-2 winning score for Gladbach at the end of the match. There looks to be little in this one.
What are the top odds for the game?
Looking at the betting prices for the match in the 90 minute result market, victory for Mainz can be had for 5.35, betting on a drawn result is 4.33 & putting your money on a victory for Gladbach gets you 1.68. They are the best returns that can be secured at the moment.