B. M'gladbach will go up against Mainz 05 this coming Friday for a 1. Bundesliga meeting. Mainz 05 finished last season as number 12 on 39 points in the 1. Bundesliga. At MEWA Arena, they welcome B. M'gladbach, who ended up last season as number 8 on 49 points. Following 10 matches, Mainz 05 rank 5th in the 1. Bundesliga on 16 points. That leaves a gap of 2 points to B. M'gladbach, who sit 10th after collecting 14 points.
Results have been under par for B. M'gladbach, while Mainz 05 are working above expectations for the season. On Friday the former will be eager to show their potential on MEWA Arena.
Mainz 05 go into their next 1. Bundesliga's match averaging a humble 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 14 goals, while also conceding 10 goals. That amounts to an average of 1 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times.
B. M'gladbach head into their next 1. Bundesliga match averaging a lowly 1.2 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 12 goals, while also conceding 13 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.3 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 1 times.
Stats and facts for Mainz 05 and B. M'gladbach.
- Mainz 05 scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Mainz 05's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Mainz 05 conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Mainz 05's last 4 matches in the row.
- B. M'gladbach has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- B. M'gladbach conceded in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in B. M'gladbach's last 4 of 6 matches;
- B. M'gladbach conceded the last 9 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Mainz 05 v. B. M'gladbach
Mainz 05 finally found the inspiration
Mainz 05 look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches they first beat Augsburg by 4-1, before drawing 2-2 with Arminia Bielefeld in the cup. A match they won after extra time. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Arminia Bielefeld once again by 2-1.
B. M'gladbach continue to collect points
B. M'gladbach will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. B. M'gladbach look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against Hertha Berlin they were left empty-handed in a 1-0 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Bayern München in a 5-0 win. They followed that up with a 2-1 win against Bochum in their most recent outing.
Mainz 05 v. B. M'gladbach — fixture history
B. M'gladbach got rolled over, when Mainz 05 took a 2-1 win in their latest 1. Bundesliga encounter. It served as pay back for the 3-2 defeat, B. M'gladbach handed out in the reverse match. Mainz 05 have been able to win 10% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming B. M'gladbach in the 1. Bundesliga. In other words, they have a 1-2-7 recent record, with the latter winning 70% of the matches. The past 10 matches between Mainz 05 and B. M'gladbach have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Friday.
Current standings in the 1. Bundesliga
According to the 1. Bundesliga table, the difference between the two teams is currently only 2 points. This round 11 clash is of great importance to both teams and their position in the league table. B. M'gladbach have an opportunity to catch up with Mainz 05, who are currently number 5 on 16 points. However, the hosts will surely try to grab all three points themselves this coming Friday, thus extending the lead in the standings.
Primary goal getter
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Jonathan Burkardt. He is the top scoring player for Mainz 05 in their last 6 matches. He managed to find the back of the net 5 times, and will surely want to add some more goals against B. M'gladbach.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Jonas Hofmann to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Jonas Hofmann netted 3 goals for B. M'gladbach in their last 6 matches.