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The Bundesliga 1 fixture at Schwarzwald-Stadion on Sunday sees home team Freiburg up against Mainz.
All Freiburg v Mainz match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Freiburg will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 3-0 Bundesliga 1 defeat last time out to RB Leipzig.
In that game, Freiburg managed 43% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, RB Leipzig got 15 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Ibrahima Konaté (26'), Marcel Sabitzer (70') and Angeliño (89') scored for RB Leipzig.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Freiburg have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Freiburg have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 14 goals along the way. We will just have to find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Freiburg:
- haven't lost in the league to Mainz in their previous 2 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Previously, Mainz drew 2-2 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with Schalke.
In that match, Mainz had 32% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Mainz, the goalscorers were Daniel Brosinski (6'), Jean-Philippe Mateta (45') and Jeremiah St. Juste (82' Own goal). At the other end, FC Schalke 04 got 21 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Mark Uth (36') was the scorer for Schalke.
Proving their involvement in high-scoring matches, the back of the net has been hit 23 times in the prior six matches in which Mainz have taken to the pitch, giving an average of 3.83 goals for each fixture. Opposition teams have hit 17 of these goals.
Coming into this fixture, Mainz are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 25/11/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Freiburg winning 3 of those games, Mainz 3 and 0 being drawn in normal time.
A combined sum of 20 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 for Freiburg and 12 created by Mainz. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 18 on 18/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Mainz 1-2 Freiburg.
On that day, Mainz managed 58% possession and 24 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Their only player to score was Jean-Philippe Mateta (82').
Freiburg had 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Chang-Hoon Kwon (28') and Nils Petersen (41') scored.
The match was refereed by Sven Jablonski.
Team News: Freiburg
Chang-hoon Kwon (Corona virus), Mark Flekken (Elbow Injury) and Janik Haberer (Ankle Injury) will not be taking part for Freiburg boss Christian Streich.
Team News: Mainz
Mainz manager Jan-Moritz Lichte has to choose a team with limited availability. Phillipp Mwene (Tear in a joint capsule) and Ádám Szalai (Meniscal Injury) won’t be making appearances. Danny Latza is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Mainz should have enough to breach the defence of this Freiburg side, but it probably shouldn’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 win for Freiburg when the full-time whistle blows. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion (24,000)
Captain: Christian Günter
Chairman: Fritz Keller
Manager: Christian Streich
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 14, DFB-Pokal (First Round)
⭐ Key Man: Vincenzo Grifo
Typically taking up the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Vincenzo Grifo was born in Pforzheim, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Hoffenheim in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 7 appearances.