MATCH PREVIEW Schalke 1-0 Mainz (GERMANY: Bundesliga) ::: – ::: FREE SOCCER TIPS

29 September, 14:30
GERMANY: Bundesliga – Round 6
Schalke 1-0 Mainz

TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.30 | Result: 1:0 LOST

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For the second time in three seasons, Schalke 04 have lost their first five Bundesliga (BUN) games and will go in search of their first point this season when they host Mainz.
Still the only team left in the top three tiers of German football yet to gain a point this season, bottom-placed Schalke can take heart that they have won four-straight games against seventh-paced Mainz and haven’t lost to them at home since 2012 (W4, D1). That said, Schalke have failed to score in their last two home games and conceded first in each of their Bundesliga games this season.
Mainz have started their league campaign in encouraging fashion, but are winless in their last two (D1, L1). Winning away from home has been a major problem for them, as they have only mustered one road victory in their past seven outings with just three goals scored in that time.
In actual fact, Mainz’ travelling woes go further back, with the club suffering 20 defeats (W3, D9, L20) in their last 32 league games on the road. Their H2H history with Schalke also offers little encouragement, with Schalke returning an overall H2H record of: W15, D5, L7 against their weekend visitors.
Players to watch: Breel Embolo scored his second goal of the season for Schalke in a recent 1-1 Champions League draw versus Porto.
Mainz defender Daniel Brosinski has been central to the ‘Die Nullfünfer’ letting in just three goals in their last five league games, winning an average of 1.2 aerial duels per game.
Stat attack: There have been under 2.5 goals scored in each of Schalke’s last seven home league games.
Mainz have failed to win in 23 of their last 25 away league matches (W2, D9, L14).
Schalke have kept a clean sheet in their last four matches against Mainz.

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