With the relegation ghost lurking around the Opel Arena, Mainz host Freiburg on Saturday, January 18, in a duel for the eighteenth round of the 2019/2020 German Championship, the first in the second round. The kickoff is scheduled for 11:30 am (GMT).
In the opening round Freiburg thrashed 3-0 just like bet of the day predicted.
The German league has 18 participants who duel in 34 rounds. At the end of the lineup, the top four places secure a place in the Champions League.
Fifth and sixth are entitled to participate in the Europa League.
The last two are downgraded directly to Bundesliga 2.
The second-to-last is also part of the descent region, but has the right to play the second division third-place relegation to avoid the fall.
Mainz closed the first half of the Bundesliga in the 14th position in the standings after accumulating 18 points (six wins and 11 losses).
The only team that did not draw in the tournament, has three points ahead of Fortuna Dusseldorf, sixteenth place and first club in the region of the sticking.
The home performance, however, was worrisome.
It was the third worst in the ranking of the owners of the German Championship house. Of the 24 points he played in the Opel Arena, he won nine (three wins and five losses) and scored ten goals and conceded 15. That is, if he depended only on these results, he would be in the relegation zone.
Freiburg, who in the previous season flirted with the relegation zone, showed significant growth in the first half of the 2019/2020 German Championship.
With 26 points (seven wins, five draws and five losses), he closed his participation in the opening round in eighth position.
They are just two points below Bayer Leverkusen, sixth and last team in the region that offers a place to play international competitions next season. He even frequented this squad but lost his breath in the final stretch of 2019.
In the last five rounds of the first round he has won only one game, drawn once and suffered three defeats.
It is in the seventh position in the Bundesliga ranking that counts only the results that teams get outside their domains.
Of the 27 points he played in column two he won 12 (three wins, three draws and three losses) having scored 15 goals and conceded 14.
Football Prediction of the Day Mainz vs Freiburg
During the tournament’s downtime, he made two friendly preparations for the second round.
He was beaten by FC Emmen of the Netherlands 3-2, beating Borussia Dortmund, his Bundesliga side, 2-0.
Made two friendlies in the preseason.
Both on the same day and against the same rival.
Tested his entire cast against Borussia Monchengladbach.
They lost both games 2-1.
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Bet Tips: Mainz