Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FSV Mainz 05 6/6/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-06 09:30:00 EDT
Eintracht Frankfurt is hosting FSV Mainz 05 at Commerzbank Arena in round 30 of German Bundesliga.
Eintracht seems to be waking up, and just in time to completely secure their spot in Bundesliga next season. Eintracht is in 11th place in the standings with 35 points, 7 points away from the Europa League, and 8 points away from the relegation zone. With 5 games to go in Bundesliga, Eintracht could go either way, but I think they will stay right here where they are right now. With 49 scored goals, Eintracht has had a solid offensive season, while their 53 conceded goals are just too much and that is the main reason why Eintracht is not closer to the Europa League. In their midweek match against Werder Bremen on the road, Eintracht was decent with 50% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 77% of the correct passes. In the first half, we saw a few good chances but no goals. In the second half, we saw three goals, and all three were scored by Eintracht who won this game 0-3. Andre Silva and Hinteregger have scored 8 goals each, while Paciencia added 7 goals. Filip Kostic has added 11 assists. Paciencia and Fernandes are the only two injured players for Eintracht Frankfurt. Their victory against Werder was certainly a huge boost for Eintracht, which will help them in this home match against Mainz.
Mainz has not been playing well as of late and they are on the edge of the relegation zone. Mainz is in 15th place with 28 points, just 1 point ahead of Fortuna who is in the relegation playoff spot. Mainz hasn’t won any of their last 5 games, and they have conceded at least one goal in all of those 5 games. In their most recent match in Bundesliga against Hoffenheim at home, Mainz has had 49% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, and 80% of the correct passes. Mainz has had a few good chances in this game, but Hoffenheim was defending well, and in the end, Mainz has lost this game 1-0. Defensively, Mainz is one of the worst teams in Bundesliga with massive 62 conceded goals, while they have scored 37 goals, not the worst, but certainly far from the average Bundesliga team. Quaison has scored 12 goals for Mainz, while Boetius and Onisiwo added 5 assists each. The last five games of the season will be extremely hard for Mainz, and the schedule is not their friend as Mainz still has to play against Borussia Dortmund and Leverkusen. For now, Mainz is safe, but we will see for how long because Fortuna is breathing down their necks, and Werder is not far as well.
Head to head, both Eintracht and Mainz have won 9 times against each other, while 14 games ended in a draw. Eintracht is gaining momentum with their two wins in a row, while Mainz is in a terrible slump that they are hoping to end soon. I will stick with Eintracht at home because they are the better team here.