Prediction and odds for the game: Eintracht Frankfurt (19/20) v Mainz (5/2)
We are backing the home win
When: Saturday, 6th June 2020, Kick-off 14:30
Where: The Commerzbank Arena
On Saturday afternoon, Eintracht Frankfurt will look to move further clear of danger in the Bundesliga, as they host Mainz at the Commerzbank Arena.
The Eagles have endured a surprising poor Bundesliga campaign this season. They were even dangerously close to the relegation play-off spot. However, the home side has regained their form of late. They head into this clash unbeaten in three league matches, having won their last two games at Wolfsburg and last time Werder Bremen.
Frankfurt have rediscovered their scoring touch of late, hammering home at least two goals in their last four Bundesliga outings. Portuguese forward Andre Silva has been key to that return to scoring form, as the on-loan forward has netted in Frankfurt’s last three league matches.
Hutter’s team will be keen to improve their recent torrid home record in the German top-flight, as they have won just two of their last eight league matches at the Commerzbank Arena. Frankfurt’s recent home matches have been short of goals, though, as there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 11 of their last 13 home matches in the Bundesliga.
While Frankfurt have raced away from the relegation play-off spot, Mainz have fallen towards it of late. Achim Beierlorzer’s team are now just a point above the relegation play-off spot and three points above the automatic relegation berths.
A five-game winless run in the German top-flight has been the main reason for their precarious position in the table. Last time out Mainz suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Hoffenheim. The visitors are desperate for a victory, but it seems difficult to see where the visitors next win will come from. Their recent Bundesliga games have been relatively tight, low-scoring affairs, with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their last six league outings.
Mainz have struggled for victories on their travels of late in the Bundesliga in recent months, winning just once in their previous five matches. They also head into this game on the back of a three-game winless run away from home in the German top-flight.
The visitors recent league games on their travels have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in eight of their last nine away matches in the Bundesliga.
These two teams seem to be going in different directions. Frankfurt are in good form, while Mainz are struggling. With that in mind, we believe the home win offers decent value. We are also backing Andre Silva to be an anytime goalscorer, as the forward is in top form at the minute.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 19/20 and/or Andre Silva to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 13/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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Will Eintracht Frankfurt continue their recent good run of form on Saturday afternoon?