Eintracht Frankfurt vs Mainz 05 Prediction, Preview, Lineups & Betting Tips
After a dramatic loss to Borussia in Dortmund last time out, Eintracht hope to get back on track when struggling Mainz 05 arrives at the “Commerzbank-Arena” in Frankfurt. Both sides are in opposite poles of the Bundesliga standings and if “Eagles” from Frankfurt have a realistic opportunity to claim Champions League football next year, the opponents from Mainz find themselves in a very serious danger of playing in the Second Bundesliga (2. Bundesliga) next season.
Despite a defeat from Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt still holds the fifth position and Niko Kovac’s men will be keen to chase the whole set of points on Saturday afternoon. They can eventually move them back into top 4, at least for a while, before Bayer Leverkusen’s visit to Köln on the next day.
Mainz 05, on the other hand, is right at the borderline, between the safety zone and the direct relegation. Last round Mainz suffered an undeserved home loss (0-1) against Schalke 04 which kept them on the 16th position, with the same number of points alongside Wolfsburg (15th) and on 7 points over Hamburger SV (17th). Apparently every point is significant for Sandro Schwarz’s men who have already lost in Frankfurt earlier this year – 3-0 in the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals back on 7 February. The aforementioned result was the second match between both clubs in the 2017-18 season, preceded by a 1-1 draw in Mainz in end of October.
Find out the possible starting lineups of Eintracht Frankfurt and Mainz 05, as well as our betting prediction with the highest betting odds available on the chosen market.
Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Mainz 05 – Prediction and Betting Tips
Mainz 05 have shown desire to create scoring chances but couldn’t materialize them during last weekend’s loss to Schalke. This was their first defeat after three games (1 win, 2 draws), which hints for an improvement in the Zerofivers, but they need to do more if they want to retain their Bundesliga status.
Eintracht Frankfurt will most likely benefit from its home advantage and will defeat the hard-working Mainz, but “Eagles” are those having more quality, showing better form throughout the season, and with the better perspectives at the end. They have five consecutive victories at home turf, including both on half-time and in full-time. Furthermore, “Eagles” can draw out inspiration from their recent head-to-head balance with Mainz 05, having three wins in the last three Frankfurt encounters and four in the last five.
Lastly, we have to recommend two betting tips on the upcoming Bundesliga clash in Frankfurt: Eintracht Frankfurt to win Full-Time (1X2 Betting) and Eintracht Frankfurt to win both Half-Time and Full-Time (HT/FT Betting).
Possible Starting Lineups of Eintracht Frankfurt and Mainz 05
Venue: “Commerzbank-Arena”, Frankfurt.
Referee: Daniel Siebert.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Lukas Hradecky – Carlos Salcedo, Makoto Hasebe, David Abraham – Gelson Fernandes – Marius Wolf, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jonathan de Guzman, Timothy Chandler – Luka Jovic, Ante Rebic. (3-1-4-2)
Missing players – Omar Mascarell.
1. FSV Mainz 05: Florian Müller – Stefan Bell, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Abdou Diallo – Giulio Donati, Danny Latza, Nigel de Jong, Suat Serdar, Daniel Brosinski – Robin Quaison, Anthony Ujah. (3-5-2)
Missing players – Robin Zentner.