Mainz – Freiburg betting tips for today, April 16, 2018.
Football: Germany – Bundesliga
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 2:0 WON!!!
|Sixteenth-placed Mainz (27pts) welcome 15th-placed Freiburg (30pts) for a bottom-of-the-table relegation shootout.|
|Despite their last win coming seven games ago (D3, L3) in a 2-0 away victory to Hertha Berlin in matchday 23, Mainz might feel confident of getting a victory here as they have beaten Freiburg more than any other Bundesliga team (W9, D4, L4). Yet despite only scoring two goals in their last six league games, the ’05ers’ will join Wolfsburg (14th) and today’s visitors on 30 points apiece with victory here.|
|Freiburg lost to fellow relegation candidates Wolfsburg (0-2) last week and after Mainz, will face Hamburg (17th) and Cologne (18th). Scoring only one goal in their last five league games (D1, L4), and amassing a -22 goal difference, means a defeat today could see them swap places with Mainz (results depending).|
|In 28 previous head-to-head meetings in all competitions since 1997, Mainz have won 11 to Freiburg’s nine wins – in the reverse fixture in November, Freiburg won 2-1 at home. Their last head-to-head goalless draw came five years ago.|
|With both teams having a long injury list, each scoring just two goals in six winless games, and also owning the second and third worst total league goals conceded, this fixture has the potential to be a tight, low-scoring and scrappy affair.|
|Players to watch: Freiburg’s top scorer Nils Petersen has scored in his last three games against Mainz in all competitions.|
|Emil Berggreen has four league goals, but has gone four games without a goal.|
|Stat attack: Both Mainz and Freiburg have both claimed points eight times each this season after going behind.|
|Freiburg have never won a Bundesliga match at Mainz (D3, L5).|
|There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Mainz’s last four home games and Freiburg’s last three away games.|