Football prediction tips for Mainz – Schalke

Mainz 05 hosts Schalke 04 at the Opel Arena in a game from the 22th round of the Bundesliga. That’s a great opportunity for us to preview this match for you during our football prediction tips.


All points are important for Mainz 05 at the moment as they are 15th in the league with 21 points, but just four points above the 16th Fortuna Dusseldorf and the relegation playoff spot. The club managed to improve its situation a little bit last week when Mainz achieved their 7th win for the season. Achim Beierlorzer’s boys paid a visit to Hertha BSC in the capital and enjoyed a terrific 3-1 win. The big hero of the day was the Swedish striker Robin Quaison who scored a hattrick.


After this game Hertha’s manager Jurgen Klinsmann left the club.


On Sunday Mainz 05 will be without the services of two players – Stefan Bell and Edimilson Fernandes, who are injured.


Despite of being without a win in their last three games in the league, Schalke 04 are still in the race for a Top 4 finish and a place in the Champions League. David Wagner’s team is currently 6th in the league with 35 points, being four points behind the 4th Borussia M’gladbach. For them the dream for the Top 4 is still pretty much alive.


What David Wagner must fix though is his team’s current shape. In their last three games the Royal Blues won just one point and this is not a Champions League form. That’s for sure.


Last week Schalke hosted Paderborn and had a great chance to win, but the match at the Veltins Arena ended with a 1-1 draw. Ahmed Kutucu’s goal for the hosts was not enough.


In our football prediction tips we are going to remind you that Mainz 05 are still without even a single draw made this season. Is this the moment for a first one? Or maybe Schalke 04 will show their strenght again?