Mainz vs Darmstadt Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
5th place in-form Mainz 05 host out-of-form 14th place Darmstadt 98 in the Bundesliga this Sunday. Our free betting tips and predictions suggest both teams will score in this match.
Reason For Mainz vs Darmstadt Betting Tips
Mainz 05 have the 2nd best form in the league since the Bundesliga recommenced in 2016 (only Borussia Dortmund have better). They have picked up 15 points from a possible 18 (5 wins and 1 loss) and come into this game after an unbelievable 2-1 win away to Bayern Munich on Wednesday. After such a huge win Mainz will almost certainly be aiming to equal, or potentially beat, their club record of a 5th place finish from the 2010/2011 Bundesliga season.
Darmstadt 98 have slipped down the table over the last weeks with their worst period since the start of the Bundesliga season (only taken 1 point from a possible 12). 3 of these losses from the last 4 games, however, were against league leaders Bayern Munich, 2nd place Borussia Dortmund, and top 6 team Bayer Leverkusen. Darmstadt 98 are still doing reasonable enough for their first run in the Bundesliga in 33 years, and sit in 14th place in the Bundesliga, 2 points above Eintracht Frankfurt who sit in the relegation zone play off spot.
Mainz 05 are unbeaten in 6 home games in the Bundesliga, taking 16 from a possible 18 points (5 wins and 1 draw), so will come into this one full of confidence. Over the last six games Mainz have converted a goal for every 6 shots on goal, a very efficient shots/goal ratio. Darmstadt 98 have the 3rd best away form in the league (only giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich stand better) and as such they won’t go down without a fight (2 wins, 1 draw and a loss within the last 4). Based on current form and the strengths of the teams on paper, however, our analysis and the below statistics suggest both teams will score in this match with the match being won by Mainz 3-1 at 14/1 also seeming a likely outcome.
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Head to Head
The one and only previous meeting between the 2 clubs was the reverse fixture from earlier this season which Mainz won 3-2.
Mainz Team News
Mainz 05: have been missing top goalscorer in attacking midfielder Yoshinori Muto (7 goals in 15 appearances) to injury since early February. 1st team defender Stefan Bell (22 appearances) returned to training this week but is unlikely to make an appearance and reserve striker Berggreen is also out.
Darmstadt Team News
SV Darmstadt 98: 1st team starting defender Garics is ruled out with an injury he picked up in last weekends match against Werder Bremen. Forwards Sailer and attacking midfielder Jan Rosenthal are also both missing to injury.
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Mainz vs Darmstadt Stats
Mainz 05 scored at least one goal in 83% of their last 6 home games.
58% of Mainz’s matches ended with over 2.5 goals.
Darmstadt scored at least one goal in 92% of their away games.
Darmstadt scored at least one goal in each of their last 7 away games.
64% of Darmstadt’s goals have been scored in the first half.
Published: March 3, 2016
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