Mainz vs Bayern MunichGerman Bundesliga, KO: 14:30 Apr 24, 2021, Opel Arena
Bayern Munich continue their march towards the German Bundesliga title as they travel to Opel Arena for a clash against Mainz. The Bavarians have developed a ruthless streak in recent weeks and should have the edge on Saturday.
Mainz are coming off a 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen in their previous Bundesliga fixture. They struck early in the contest through Adam Szalai to seal the win.
It was a much-needed win for Bo Svensson's men which took their unbeaten run in the Bundesliga to six matches. They are still not safe yet, with 16th place Hertha Berlin just five points behind with two games in hand.
Mainz have been surprisingly poor at home this season with just three wins at the Opel Arena throughout the campaign. They were held to a 1-1 draw by fellow strugglers Arminia Bielefeld in their previous home fixture.
Bayern Munich claimed a 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen last time out in the Bundesliga. Early goals from Eric Choupo-Moting and Joshua Kimmich were enough to earn them the win.
The Bavarians have coped with the injury to top scorer Robert Lewandowski well and head into Saturday’s fixture with seven wins from their last eight Bundesliga matches. Hansi Flick’s men now have a 10-point lead at the top of the table and can win the title with a victory at Opel Arena.
While Bayern's form has remained solid in recent weeks, they have looked slightly suspect defensively, particularly on their travels. They have kept just one clean sheet in their last four away matches in the Bundesliga.
How the bookies view it
Bayern Munich have been installed as overwhelming favourites by the bookies with Vbet offering 6/19 for an away win.
With Bayern Munich just one win away from winning the title, I am backing them to come out on top in this one.
Head to head
Bayern have the advantage in this fixture with 23 wins from 30 previous matches. Mainz have been victorious just four times while there have been three draws between both teams.
The Bavarians ran out 5-2 winners in the reverse fixture at the Allianz Arena.
Players to watch
Mainz have multiple attacking threats and often spread their goals across the team. Striker Robin Quaison is priced at 10/3 by bet365 to score anytime while Unibet has forward Karim Onisiwo at 23/5 in the same market.
Eric Choupo-Moting has stepped up since the injury to Robert Lewandowski, scoring four goals in his last five matches across all competitions. Unibet has the Cameroon striker at odds of 19/20 to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
Bayern Munich’s attack often sees them past most opponents but with their back line looking shaky on the road lately it might be worth a punt backing both teams to score at 4/6 with William Hill. There is value in the goals market with over 4.5 goals priced at 2/1 by BetVictor while over 3.5 goals is set at odds of 22/25 with novibet.
A win/goals double could also be considered with a Bayern Munich win and over 3.5 goals priced at 11/10 by bet365. The Bavarians could also be backed to win both halves at 7/5 with Sporting Index.
This German Bundesliga match between Mainz and Bayern Munich will be played on Apr 24, 2021 and kick off at 14:30. Check below for our tipsters best Mainz vs Bayern Munich prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.