Union Berlin are chasing the first place in the Bundesliga after collecting 36 points from their initial 18 encounters. Mainz 05 trail them on 23 points after 18 rounds, sitting as number 11 in the table.
Mainz 05 got hammered last time out and have no intention of letting that go by unnoticed. Union Berlin need to strap up before the ride on Saturday, as the visitors look for revenge.
Union Berlin scored 16 times, conceded 16 and held on for three clean sheets in their last ten games.
Mainz 05 scored 18 goals, conceded 17 and managed two clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Union Berlin and Mainz 05 had to make do with a point each in their latest encounter, which finished with a 0-0 scoreline. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 5/2.
Union Berlin vs Mainz 05 Prediction
Union Berlin Form
In their last three outings, Union Berlin won 1-2 against Werder Bremen, beat Hertha Berlin by 0-2 and hammered Wolfsburg 2-1. Union Berlin put four wins on the board in their previous six Bundesliga matches at the Alte Foersterei. They drew twice while losing none, scored 12 goals while conceding five.
Mainz 05 Form
It is all or nothing with Mainz 05 following one win in their previous three outings. They first went down 1-2 in an encounter with B. Dortmund to which, they replied by beating Bochum5-2. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side, when they lost 0-4 against Bayern Munich. In their last six Bundesliga away matches, Mainz 05 failed to win more than once. In stead, they've drawn one and lost four, scoring seven while also conceding 14 times.
They were able to stay clear of relegation last season, and Mainz 05 now aim to climb the rankings to a more secure finish this term.
While it might not be a big surprise to see Mainz 05 steal a good result at Alte Foersterei, form nevertheless looks better for Union Berlin. They get the nod this coming Saturday.
Union Berlin scored 21 goals and conceded eight in their last ten games against teams from the bottom half of the Bundesliga table. They collected 23 points and seven victories. Mainz 05 won zero and claimed three points in their six most recent games against teams inside the top six. They scored six conceded 12 goals. Union Berlin enjoy a record of 11 wins, three draws and four defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Mainz 05 have a record of six wins, five draws and seven defeats in the Bundesliga.
Union Berlin vs Mainz 05 Stats
- Union Berlin have not lost 29 of the last 31 home matches
- Union Berlin have scored in 29 of the last 31 home matches
- Union Berlin have won 13 of the last 14 home matches
- Union Berlin have scored in 20 of the last 21 matches
- Union Berlin have won the last 9 matches in a row
- In the last 8 matches in a row Mainz 05 played, both teams scored
- Mainz 05 have conceded in the last 11 matches in a row
- Mainz 05 have scored in 18 of the last 20 matches
- Mainz 05 have scored in 12 of the last 13 away matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Mainz 05 matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Union Berlin vs Mainz 05 Team News
Union Berlin might be looking at three missing players for their upcoming assignment against Mainz 05.
Morten Thorsby, Andras Schafer and Kevin Moehwald nurses various injuries and won't take part for Union Berlin against Mainz 05 at Alte Foersterei.
Mainz 05 are juggling with four absent players on this coming Saturday when travelling to Union Berlin.
Names like Anton Stach, Jonathan Burkardt, Maxim Leitsch and Marlon Mustapha most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Union Berlin.
Union Berlin vs Mainz 05 H2H
Neither Union Berlin nor Mainz 05 managed a breakthrough, when they last faced each other. They ended up settling for a point in a 0-0 draw, and the best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 5/2. Union Berlin have a 57% win rate in the against Mainz 05, who won one of these matches. The total record reads 4-2-1, which is worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Union Berlin vs Mainz 05 Results
Both teams found the back of the net four times in the past seven matches between home side Union Berlin and Mainz 05. Best priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 19/20.
Union Berlin vs Mainz 05 Betting Tips
Karim Onisiwo shows decent form right now for Mainz 05, as he scored three goals in his last six games in the Bundesliga. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Union Berlin, who are strong favourites this coming Saturday. Siding with Danilho Doekhi also look a nice prospect as he scored three goals in his last six Bundesliga matches.
Alte Foersterei witnessed Union Berlin winning nine times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing one and losing zero as well. Mainz 05 claimed four wins, two draw and four defeats in their last 10 games away. Union Berlin managed two wins without conceding a single goal in the previous 10 matches at home.
Over 2.5 goals came up four times in the previous seven encounters between Union Berlin and Mainz 05, as Union Berlin scored 1.86 goals on average per game and Mainz 05 averaging 0.85 goals. Both teams scored in four times of these matches. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of Union Berlin’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 2.6 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in seven of Mainz 05's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of two goals in these matches.