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In this betting preview, we look at the Bundesliga meeting between relegation-threatened Mainz 05 and champions in waiting Bayern Munich at Opel Arena on Saturday, April 24.
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- Market: Second-Half Winner
- Our tip: Bayern Munich
- Odds: 53/100
- Market: Over/Under 2.5
- Our tip: Over 3.5
- Odds: 33/100
- Market: Both teams to score
- Our tip: Yes
- Odds: 31/50
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Bayern Munich to Win Second Half
Win this game and Hansi Flick will ensure that the Bundesliga trophy will have its home at the Allianz Arena for the ninth successive year. It is easier said than done as Bayern travel to take on the challenge of Mainz 05 at the Opel Arena. Only Eintracht Frankfurt have managed to thwart Munich's advances in recent matches. The Bavarians are back on the charge with three successive victories since that defeat.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
Bayern Munich have averaged 4.1 goals for the duration of the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign. Mainz have not been slouches themselves, and average 2.7 goals. Heading into this fixture, both sides are in a scoring rut of sorts. The Carnival Club have seen less than three goals in their four successive outings, with Bayern seeing three in their last five. However, goals should be witnessed on the night as the champions-elect get used to playing without Robert Lewandowski and are finding their footing in the Bundesliga after their crashing out of the Champions League.
Both Teams to Score: Yes
Hansi Flick's side have made Allianz Arena impregnable but have found scoring difficult on the road. Their tally of 32 goals in away games pales in comparison to their 53 goals at home. Moreover, they continue to get troubled by their rivals on the road, conceding 19 goals in the process. With Mainz finding their scoring boots in recent fixtures, thanks to the prolific form of Karim Onisiwo, expect goals on both ends at the Opel Arena.
Mainz vs Bayern Munich: Team News and Match Preview
Bo Svenson has overseen an impressive turnaround with the Carnival Club ever since he took over. Mainz are out of the relegation slots and are unbeaten in their last six games. Moreover, their successive wins on the road against FC Cologne and Werder Bremen must have delighted their fans. They now stand with a chance to add another feather to their caps and delay Bayern Munich's title celebrations with a win at home. Adam Szalai was their hero against Werder and Svenson will want more from the Hungarian.
Anything after a treble-winning season will not live up to expectations. To compound their issues, Hansi Flick did not have a competitive squad to ensure another attempt at scaling Mount Rushmore, with loan players allowed to leave. Their ousting from the Champions League and DFB Pokal will remain stains that Hansi Flick has struggled to live with. Moreover, injury to Robert Lewandowski on international duty has not lessened their woes. With seven players still receiving treatment, the final stretch of the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign will see squad players take on more responsibility.
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FAQs regarding Mainz vs Bayern Munich Coverage and Accessibility
When is the match scheduled?
The match will take place on 24 April 2020 at 15:30 GMT.
Where is the match being played?
The match will take place at Opel Arena.
Where to watch it?
BT Sport is the place to watch the live broadcast on television. One can also watch the game from the numerous live streams available from bookmakers.