Mainz – Union Berlin : Preview & Prediction
Mainz and Union Berlin face at OPEL ARENA, in a match for the 20 th round of the Bundesliga. Union Berlin won at home by (4‑0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 02‑10‑2020. The record of recent direct matches favors the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results in their home and away matches.
After 2 wins, 4 draws and 13 losses, the home team is in 17th position, having won 10 points. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Stuttgart by (2‑0), after in the previous match they have won (3‑2) at home, against RB Leipzig. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 27 conceded, against 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats at home, with 16 goals scored and 28 conceded. For the league, Mainz won 5 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses in the last 10 home matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, as he has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 19 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 10 home matches in this competition: they scored 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (31′ ‑ 45 ‘); conceded 7 of his 19 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Mainz comes unmotivated for this match after an away home defeat, by 2-0, against Stuttgart. One of the main qualities of the home team is the way they manage to regain possession of the ball, and the pressure exerted is extremely effective. The home team usually plays in a 5-3-2 tactical system, favoring a slower style of play. In this drawing, the two players responsible for causing a panic in the opponent’s defense are Karim Onisiwo and Robin Qualon. Coach Bo Svensson should have only one absence for this match, due to injury: Pierre Kunde Malong.
The visiting team is currently in 8th place, with 29 points won, after 7 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost away to Augsburg by (2‑1). In the last match, they tied at home against Borussia M’gladbach by (1‑1). This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 20 goals scored and 24 conceded. At home, he won 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, with a total of 33 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the league, Union Berlin won 12 points out of 27 possible points, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 9 home matches. In the away matches in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which was verified in 4 of their 10 games. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, for which reason it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to score in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 19 games in this competition, he has never managed to turn the scoreboard in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Union Berlin enters this match after a 1-1 draw at home, receiving M’Gladbach. The visiting team usually acts in a 5-3-2, favoring offensive transitions and channeling their attack through the side corridors. The two most advanced men, responsible for causing panic in the opposing defense are Taiwo Awoniyi and Cedric Teuchert. It is possible that Christian Gentner, Marcus Ingvartsen and Robert Andrich act in the most central part of the field. The coach of the “Iron Ones” should have two absences for this round, both due to injury: Max Kruse and Anthony Ujah.
Mainz – Union Berlin : Betting Tips
Mainz – Win Odds: 3.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70