A battle of squads in the lower half of the Bundesliga table happens at the Commerzbank Arena on June 6, 2020, when Eintracht Frankfurt host Mainz 05 in matchday 31 of the 2020 German Bundesliga season.
Die Adler is coming off a 3-0 victory over Werder Bremen in their previous match. With the win, Frankfurt climbed to 11th place in the table. On the other hand, Die Nullfunfer is looking to avoid the danger zone in the Bundesliga table. Mainz 05 head to this contest after a 0-1 loss to Hoffenheim in their last assignment.
Eintracht Frankfurt heads to this contest after a 3-0 win over Werder Bremen in their last assignment. That match was scoreless up to the 61st minute before Frankfurt scored three straight goals to earn three points that pushed them to 11th place in the Bundesliga table.
Andre Silva headed the visitors to a 1-0 lead right after the one hour mark of a physical contest. Then Stefan Ilsanker took advantage of Werder Bremen’s poor marking as netted in the 81st minute of play. Ilsanker then scored on a header eight minutes later to produce a brace.
Martin Hinteregger leads Frankfurt with a total of 8 goals on the season. Goncalo Paciencia and Silva each have seven goals for Eintracht Frankfurt. Filip Kostic leads the side with a total of nine assists this season while Paciencia and Sebastian Rode have three assists apiece.
Eintracht Frankfurt is currently in 11th place in the Bundesliga table with a record of 10 wins, 5 draws, and 14 losses for a total of 35 points on the season. The team is ranked 6th in Germany with a total of 46 goals scored but they are just 12th overall with a total of 53 goals conceded this term.
Odds from Betonline as of 06/05/2020
Mainz 05 is coming off a 0-1 loss to Hoffenheim in their last outing. That match went scoreless until the 43rd minute when Hoffenheim finally netted to take the lead. The teams had their chances in the second half but ultimately, Mainz was unable to score a game-tying goal, and Hoffenheim walked away with three points.
In that game, Mainz 05 drew level with Hoffenheim in possession time. They also had more shots at 18 to 12 but only two of those were shots on goal. Mainz was also awarded more corner kicks 10-7 but still, they couldn’t find the back of the net and they have now lost their last five matches played.
They are currently in 15th place in the Bundesliga table with a total of 28 points earned on 8 wins, 4 draws, and 17 losses. They are in 15th place in the Bundesliga table and are one point ahead of the relegation playoff place. The men from Rhine-Hesse need to pick up more points if they want to keep their spot in the top flight.
Robin Quaison leads Mainz with a total of 12 goals on the season. Karim Onisiwo and Levin Otzunali each have scored four goals this term. Onisiwo and Jean-Paul Boetius lead the team with five assists each. Mainz is one of the poor scoring teams in the league this season with only 38 goals scored so far. They have conceded the most goals in the Bundesliga this term with 62 goals allowed.
Frankfurt has dominated this match-up in their last six meetings. Die Adler is 4-1-1 in their last six head to head meetings. Frankfurt also has the 6th best home record in the Bundesliga with just four losses in 14 games at their venue this season. However, they are just 0-1-2 in their last three matches at home.
Mainz 05 is in big trouble right now as they are just three points away from automatic relegation. They may need to win three out of their last five matches to avoid losing their Bundesliga 1 spot but with games Augsburg, Werder Bremen, and Bayer Leverkusen still in their remaining schedule, they have their work cut out for them.
Eintracht Frankfurt is playing this game on short rest but they have won back to back matches and have picked up points in their last three games.
Mainz has struggled since the season resumed action and they have been winless in their last five assignments. But more than that their losing skid, what bothers me here is Mainz’s inability to score goals consistently this season. Because of that, I will have to go with the team which is not only playing better football right now but is also the one who has been scoring more consistently and that is Eintracht Frankfurt.
Prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt (+103)
Eintracht Frankfurt’s last nine matches have ended with 3+ goals scored from both sides and Die Adler has scored at least two goals in their last four matches played. On the other hand, Mainz 05 has surrendered a total of 10 goals in their last five matches and both teams have scored in three out of their last five matches. These teams have combined for at least three goals in their last five head to head matches.
Prediction: There’s an over 2.5 goals at Bet365 at (-175) if you’re not sure about Frankfurt winning this match.