The 05ers are desperately running away from the relegation cut-off. As of now, they are placed 15th in the table, and have a surplus of just one point over the cut-off.
However, they do have a opportunistic weekend coming up. Koln, who are placed just below them, are taking on the third-placed Wolfsburg, and will probably drop points. And at the Opel Arena, they are taking on the 17th placed Die Arminen, who have been out of form for the past several match-days.
Should things go according to plan, the 05ers could do a lot this Saturday, to ensure their stay in the top flight for one more season.
Regarding the result of this upcoming clash – the hosts do have a good h2h record at this venue over the years, and most importantly, Frank Kramer’s men are on a long dismal run at present.
In fact, they have dropped an alarming number of points over the course of the past several game weeks, and they have conceded in plenty too. Finally, they are also a team that were recently promoted from the 2.Bundesliga. For the reasons, expect Mainz to post the three points on the board this weekend.
Mainz vs Arminia Bielefeld: Head-to-head
The latest encounter had ended in a 2-1 win for Die Arminen.At this stadium, the hosts had recorded four of the past six wins.It’s been 17 years since the guests have won at this venue.The home team has scored two or more goals in four of the previous eight meetings at this ground.
Mainz vs Arminia Bielefeld Prediction
Christian Heidel’s men recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Hoffenheim. In the meantime, Kramer’s men lost 0-1 on the road the past game week, against Leipzig.
Going on, the 05ers were unbeaten in seven of their previous eight overall fixtures, and they had won three of their former four appearances at home. Note that they had also kept clean sheets in two of their past three home games.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in eight of their last nine overall matches, and six of these were defeats. And importantly, they have won just twice on the road this whole season. Considering this scenario, expect Mainz to have the edge this weekend, and count on them to post the win as well.
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