Schalke 04 vs Mainz 05 Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Schalke 04 vs Mainz 05 Match Prediction

By William Hall

Schalke and Mainz will go head to head at the Veltins Arena this Friday in the Bundesliga, and with both sides coming into this one off the back of victories, we could be in for an entertaining encounter. Schalke managed to win their first game in four last time out, beating a robust Hertha Berlin side 2-0 away from home. Mainz also managed to back three points seeing off Hamburg 3-2 at home. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

With both sides coming into this one off the back of much-needed wins, I can see this being one of the more entertaining matches this weekend. Whenever these teams have been involved in games this season, there has never been a shortage of goals which for me says we could be in for the same kind of treat. In fact, in three of the last four meetings between these two teams, we have seen the over 2.5 goals market smashed which picks my first top tip for me. It has been the same story for both of these teams so far this season having scored loads, but also conceding a lot which has helped them from pushing on in the league. With Mainz in this excellent run of form of late and Schalke only just looking like they are getting back to winning ways, Mainz have a good chance of getting something from the game. They haven't lost a game in three matches including wins over Hertha Berlin and Hamburg and a draw away to Wolfsburg. For me, they will get at least a point this weekend.

Mainz double chance - 21/20

Over 2.5 goals - 1/1

Schalke 04 have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Mainz 05

Mainz 05 saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Schalke 04 Form Guide

Schalke 04 Team Logo

Schalke 04

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

09-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

DFB Pokal

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Mainz 05 Form Guide

Mainz 05 Team Logo

Mainz 05

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
D A

03-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

09-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D H

01-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

16-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Schalke 04 Preview

Schalke were having a tough time up until their last game, but the win over Hertha Berlin last time out would have given them the much-needed confidence and belief that they can go on and put the pressure on the top teams in the league. It was a very quiet and nervy game in the first half with both sides having good chances to go in front. But a foul in the box 10 minutes after halftime gave Schalke a penalty and the opportunity to take a significant lead in the game which was calmly slotted home by Goretzka. The victory was all but sealed with 12 minutes of regular time remaining as Burgstaller calming placed home to make it 2-0 to the good. A win here for Schalke and they could climb as high as 3rd in the table if other results go their way.

Schalke 04 Team News

Schalke have four players who look as if they will be missing the game this weekend with Matija Nastasic (ankle injury), Weston McKennie (thigh injury), Donis Avdijaj (ankle injury) and Pablo Insua (rib injury) all out.

Mainz 05 Preview

Mainz have been on a good run of form lately, unbeaten in three games winning two and drawing the one. Their most recent win came at home to Hamburg in a thrilling game which ended 3-2 to the home side. With the scores level at 1-1 at halftime, it seemed like someone was going to have to produce something special to win the game. Two goals from Mainz in the first 15 minutes of the second-half made it look like the game was over, which is proved to be as Hamburg could only score a 92nd-minute concolation goal to make the scoreline look a bit nicer on their part. A win for Mainz this weekend and they will be on the same points as this weekend opponent which would be a huge boost, even at this early stage of the season.

Mainz 05 Team News

Mainz will be without three this weekend with Alexander Hack (muscle injury), Niko Bungery (thigh injury) and Karim Onisiwo (shoulder injury) all recovering from injuries. Gaetan Buss man is back in trainign after reovering from his groin injury meaning he could make his return this weekend.

Schalke 04 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Mainz 05 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Schalke 04 vs Mainz 05 Sidelined Players

Schalke 04
3 Pablo Insua Injured
5 Matija Nastasic Injured
Mainz 05
26 Niko Bungert Injured
24 Gaetan Bussmann Injured
42 Alexander Hack Injured
38 Gerrit Holtmann Injured
21 Karim Onisiwo Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ralf Faehrmann 196 95
17 CD Benjamin Stambouli 180 75
29 CD Naldo 198 89
20 CD Thilo Kehrer 186 72
8 CM Leon Goretzka 189 76
18 LM Daniel Caligiuri 186 81
7 CM Max Meyer 173 68
25 CM Amine Harit 179 66
24 RM Bastian Oczipka 184 81
19 CF Guido Burgstaller 187 76
9 CF Franco Di Santo 194 88
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Rene Adler 189 80
3 CD Leon Balogun 190 89
16 CD Stefan Bell 194 86
4 CD Abdou Diallo 183 72
18 RM Daniel Brosinski 178 65
2 LM Giulio Donati 175 70
25 CM Jean-Philippe Gbamin 186 83
6 CM Danny Latza 179 75
8 AM Levin Mete Oztunali 176 74
32 AM Pablo De Blasis 164 65
9 CF Yoshinori Muto 179 72