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Prediction: Mainz vs Bayern Munich

Jamie Jones in Bundesliga, Free Soccer Predictions 20 Apr 2023


Prediction: Bayern Munich to win 3-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Mainz and Bayern Munich will face each other in the Bundesliga this coming weekend. The match between Die Nullfünfer and Die Bayern will be held at the MEWA Arena and is scheduled to kick off at 2:30pm UK time on Saturday.


Mainz are an established club in the Bundesliga and do well in the top flight of German football. They have been playing in the Bundesliga since the 2009-10 season and tend to finish in mid-table. Now, there have been occasions when Mainz have been in danger of getting relegated to 2. Bundesliga, but overall they have done well in the German top flight.

Bo Svensson’s side are eighth in the Bundesliga table at the moment with 42 points from 28 matches. Mainz are as many as nine points behind fourth-placed RB Leipzig and two points behind Bayer Leverkusen, who are currently fourth in the standings. It is unlikely that Karnevalsverein will end up in the Bundesliga top four this season, but they could finish in the European places.

Mainz will head into the Bundesliga match against Bayern Munich this coming weekend on the back of a 1-1 draw with FC Kola away from home in the league. It came after a 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga and followed a 3-0 victory over RB Leipzig on the road in the league.

Team News:

Mainz are likely to line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation. Robin Zentner will be in goal for the home team, while Karim Onisiwo will lead the line.

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich are the biggest club in Germany and were expected to win major competitions this season, like always, but there is a very good chance that they will not end up with a single major trophy this campaign. The Bavarian giants have already been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League and the DFB-Pokal, and now there is a distinct possibility that they could lose their stranglehold over the Bundesliga title.

Die Bayern are at the top of the Bundesliga table at the moment with 59 points from 28 matches. Thomas Tuchel’s side are two points above second-placed Borussia Dortmund. 1. FC Union Berlin in third have picked up 52 points from 28 matches, while RB Leipzig in fourth have bagged 51 points from 28 games so far this season.

Bayern will head into the Bundesliga match against Mainz this coming weekend on the back of a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Allianz Arena in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final tie. The defending German champions lost the tie 4-1 on aggregate. Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw with 1899 Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena in the Bundesliga last weekend, and it followed a 3-0 defeat at the hands of defending Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie.

Team News:

Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel is likely to line up his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will lead the line for the Bavarian giants. Sadio Mane could start as well for Bayern.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Mainz have won 1 of their last 5 Bundesliga matches.
  • Karim Onisiwo has scored 9 goals and given 1 assist in 25 Bundesliga matches for Mainz so far this season.
  • Jamal Musiala has scored 11 goals and provided 9 assists in 27 Bundesliga games for Bayern Munich so far this season.
  • Bayern Munich have won 3 of their last 5 Bundesliga games.
  • Bayern Munich have scored 78 goals in 28 Bundesliga games so far this campaign.


While Mainz are an ambitious club, their recent form has not been great. Bayern Munich are not having the best of times either, but the Bavarian giants have the best team in Germany and are far superior to that of Mainz. It is very likely that Bayern will pick up all three points from the encounter this coming weekend with ease.

Prediction: Bayern Munich to win 3-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Betfair


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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