The 1. Bundesliga clash at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Friday sees VfB Stuttgart hosting opponents Mainz 05. Ranked 16th in the 1. Bundesliga, VfB Stuttgart have collected 10 points from 12 games. On 17 points, Mainz 05 see themselves ranked as number 10 after 12 matches.
VfB Stuttgart have been left reeling after a series of defeats in the 1. Bundesliga and look for a way out of the doldrums. Their upcoming clash with Mainz 05 presents them with another opportunity to get back to winning ways.
VfB Stuttgart go into their next 1. Bundesliga match averaging a humble 1.1 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 11 goals, while also conceding 17 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.7 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 1 times.
Mainz 05 travel to their next 1. Bundesliga match, averaging a lowly 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 14 goals, while also conceding 11 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.1 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times. Let's get involved in some betting predictions!
Stats and facts for VfB Stuttgart and Mainz 05.
- VfB Stuttgart has lost the last 3 matches in a row;
- VfB Stuttgart did not win the last 5 matches in a row;
- VfB Stuttgart conceded in the last 19 of 21 matches;
- VfB Stuttgart scored in the last 8 of 10 matches.
- Mainz 05 unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Mainz 05 scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Mainz 05 conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Mainz 05's last 4 of 6 matches.
Current form — VfB Stuttgart v. Mainz 05
VfB Stuttgart in serious trouble
Results have been abysmal lately for VfB Stuttgart, who will be desperate to get a positive result in their upcoming fixture. VfB Stuttgart have had to endure a tough spell in their last 3 matches, from which, they have nothing to show. They were beaten 4-1 by Augsburg, before Arminia Bielefeld ran out 1-0 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against B. Dortmund, who came out 2-1 winners.
Mainz continue to collect points
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Mainz 05 who have performed more or less according to expectations. Mainz 05 go into their upcoming match unbeaten in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 2-2 draw against Arminia Bielefeld. They went on to beat Arminia Bielefeld by 1-2, before sharing the spoils with B. M'gladbach in a 1-1 draw.
The two teams appear evenly matched by the bookies, but current form makes Mainz 05 our choice for a win. At the time of writing, we were able to look up following odds with the bookmakers on this encounter. If you predict a win for VfB Stuttgart this will pay out at 3.00, the best prize for a draw is 3.40, whereas an away win for Mainz 05 returns you odds 2.30. Perhaps as an addition to an accumulator, should this be your preferred betting strategy.
VfB Stuttgart v. Mainz 05 — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, VfB Stuttgart came away as winners back in January 2021 in a match in the 1. Bundesliga. VfB Stuttgart have been able to win 40% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Mainz 05 in the 1. Bundesliga. In other words, they have a 4-2-4 recent record, with the latter winning 40% of the matches. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 10 matches between VfB Stuttgart and Mainz 05. Both teams found the back of the net 5 times in those 10 matches.
Current standings in the 1. Bundesliga
Looking at the 1. Bundesliga standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 7 points. VfB Stuttgart cannot squeeze past Mainz 05 in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Mainz 05, number 10 on 17 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents this coming Friday.
Konstantinos Mavropanos has been hitting the target on a regular basis in recent matches. VfB Stuttgart will no doubt look to him for more goals in their next match against Mainz 05. The visitors are surely hoping Jonathan Burkardt adds another to his current total. With 4 goals in recent matches, Jonathan Burkardt boasts a decent goal ratio right now.