Mainz make the trip to Commerzbank-Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga clash with home side Eintracht Frankfurt. All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Eintracht Frankfurt v Mainz are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Eintracht Frankfurt will be looking for another win after a 1-2 Bundesliga triumph over VfL Wolfsburg. In that match, Eintracht Frankfurt had 48% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Eintracht Frankfurt, the goals were scored by André Silva (27') and Daichi Kamada (85'). On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg had 19 shots at goal with 4 on target. Kevin Mbabu (58') scored for VfL Wolfsburg.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that quality has been lacking in the Eintracht Frankfurt backline. Eintracht have managed to let an unacceptable 19 goals go in at the wrong end as far as they are concerned over the course of their past six matches. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Eintracht Frankfurt:
- haven't beaten 1. FSV Mainz 05 in their previous 3 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Bundesliga action, Mainz and their fans will hope to get a better result this time. In that match, 1. FSV Mainz 05 managed 49% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim had 12 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Ihlas Bebou (43') scored for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
The numbers tell their own story, and Mainz have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in total. At the back, Mainz have clearly had some problems.
Analysis of their past results shows that 1. FSV Mainz 05:
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 27/10/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Eintracht Frankfurt winning 2 of those games, Mainz 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them in these games, with 10 of them from Eintracht and 7 created by Mainz. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 13 on 02/12/2019 when it ended Mainz 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt. In that game, Mainz managed 54% possession and 18 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. The goals were scored by Karim Onisiwo (50') and Ádám Szalai (69'). For their opponents, Eintracht Frankfurt got 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Martin Hinteregger (34') was the scorer. The referee was Manuel Gräfe.
Team News: Eintracht Frankfurt
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Eintracht Frankfurt gaffer Adi Hütter to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Gonçalo Paciência (Muscle injury) is sidelined. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Dominik Kohr and Lucas Torró.
We are thinking that Eintracht should use a 3-4-3 system in the match featuring Kevin Trapp, Makoto Hasebe, Martin Hinteregger, David Abraham, Filip Kostic, Sebastian Rode, Dominik Kohr, Timothy Chandler, Andre Silva, Daichi Kamada and Bas Dost.
Team News: Mainz
It’s our belief that Mainz could decide to begin the game with a 4-4-1-1 lineup, giving starts to Florian Müller, Daniel Brosinski, Jeffrey Bruma, Alexander Hack, Moussa Niakhate, Karim Onisiwo, Leandro Barreiro Martins, Pierre Kunde, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Robin Quaison and Jean-Philippe Mateta.
It certainly seems that Mainz will do really well to be scoring even one goal against a Eintracht Frankfurt lineup who should be able to create a lot of chances for themselves and convert these into goals. Our tip is for a comprehensive 3-0 win for Eintracht Frankfurt by the conclusion of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Nickname: Die Adler
Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena (51,500)
Captain: David Abraham
Chairman: Fredi Bobić
Manager: Adi Hütter
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 12, DFB-Pokal (Semi-Finals), Europa League (Round of 16), Europa League Qual. (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Paciência
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Paciência was born in Porto, Portugal. After making a first senior appearance for FC Porto in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 7 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 season so far in 22 appearances.