Schalke 04 – Mainz 05, Bundesliga Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR SCHALKE - MAINZ
Schalke 04 made big effort in the transfer market by buying some good players. The Miners had a good squad last season, but there were internal problems that led the team to fight for survival and move up in the second half of the standings. Now comes a young prospective manager like David Wagner, who has achieved some success and has an interesting playing style. Schalke lost 0-3 to Bayern and this is their only loss of the season. But their form and game are generally very good.
Mainz has a lot of problems with injuries and this has seriously prevented them from the start of the season. They took first points in the win over Hertha in the last round by 2-1, but were beaten before by teams such as Freiburg, Gladbach and Bayern. Mainz is making many mistakes in defense. They are unlikely to be fixed soon, especially in the away games and especially until their major players return.
Expert view : Schalke are a much better team. Mainz can make it difficult, but the Miners are in a good mood and have players with an individual class who can score from anywhere. In addition, Wagner relies on young and fast-paced players whose combinations are on good level. Schalke have scored 8 goals vs Hertha and Paderborn in their last 2 games and we expect them to perform much better this season. Prediction – Schalke – Over 1.5 goals at 1.66.
Mainz have conceded 15 goals in their last 5 games
Schalke have 5 wins in their last 6 games against Mainz
SCHALKE TEAM NEWS
Raman (3/0 F) is out.
MAINZ TEAM NEWS
Bell (0/0 D), Mwene (0/0 D), Dong-Won (0/0 F), Seydel (0/0 F), Mateta (0/0 F) are out.