Mainz vs Borussia Mochengladbach 01/29/2016 Bundesliga Preview, Odds & Prediction
Borussia Mochengladbach vs Mainz
Friday 29th January 2016 14:30 (ET)
The Line : Mainz 9/5 Draw 12/5 Borussia Mochengladbach 6/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport; Fox Soccer
Borussia Mochengladbach will look to bounce back from their defeat to Borussia Dortmund last weekend when they travel to take on a Mainz team who also suffered a loss last week to Ingolsdt. Mainz have been tough to beat at home in recent game with the side unbeaten in their last three at home including a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg. Mainz problems this year has been scoring goals with just twenty three this season. Muto and Malli have combined for more than half of those with fifteen between the two players and the team's main threat obviously comes from it's star duo. Mainz will look to continue thier recent strong defence at home with just one goal conceded in their last three home games.
Mainz face a strong Borussia Mochengladbach team though who are intent on finishing in the top four and getting to the Champions League again. Mochengladbach were better than their 3-1 loss to Dortmund suggest with the home team having plenty of chances but unable to put them away. Stindl and Raffael are the main men in terms of goals but outisde of Raffael's seven goals there have been no free scoring players in the squad with the goals shared equally among a handful of players.
While Mainz have a decent home record of late I think they are going to struggle here against a determined Mochengladbach side. Taking the away team here at 6/4 looks a solid play but the one that appeals more to me is both teams to score. Mochengladbach have struggled to put teams away on the road and Mainz recent uplift in home form should see them find the net against a Mochengladbach rearguard that have conceded in each of their last six away games.