MATCH PREVIEW: Bayern Munich vs Mainz – Team news, Head to Head, Match Prediction.
Bayern Munich welcome Mainz to the Alianz Arena for their second game of the 2019/2020 Bundesliga season. The defending champions picked up all 3 points away at Schalke last week while Mainz are still looking record their first point of the season after back to back losses in their opening matches.
BAYERN MUNICH VS MAINZ TEAM NEWS
Bayern Munich enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at Giesenkirchen as they ran out 3-0 winners at the Veltins Arena against a woeful schalke team. The Bavarians responded in ruthless fashion after a disappointing opening day draw at home to Hertha.
Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in the 3-0 win over die Knappen and Polish striker will once again be looking to continue in that stride when the champions welcome Mainz to the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Bayern are largely invincible at home and we expect Mainz to be in for a baptism of fire as they travel to face the holders.
Niko Kovac’s men have a few injury concerns heading to this tie as Attacking midfielder Meritan Shabani has a muscular problem, Corentin Tolisso is still out with cruciate ligament rupture while veteran winger Arjen Robben will also be missing for the clash due to a calf strain
Mainz have endured a torrid start to the season. They currently sit 13th and have lost 4 of their last 6 games with back to back losses in their opening two league games.
Sandro Schwarz’s men have been largely embarrassing to watch, they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss at home to Borussia M’gladbach and will need to improve rapidly and start churning out good performances as they risk being cut apart at the bottom of the league at this early stage.
Their task doesn’t get any easier as they travel to the home of the mighty Bavarians where they have a woeful record.
Team news for the visitors indicate that mainz will be without forward Issah Abass and winger Gerrit Holtmann as both are suffering from a knock and hamstring tear respectively while Goalkeeper Rene Adler, full-back Phillipp Mwene and Emil Berggreen still remain longterm absentees for Sandro Schwarz’s men.
BAYERN VS MAINZ HEAD TO HEAD
- Bayern have won four of the last 5 meetings between these two sides
- Mainz have managed just one draw in their last 5 meetings with Bayern
- Bayern have scored 2+ goals in their last 7 meetings with mainz
- Mainz have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 8 meetings with Bayern
BAYERN VS MAINZ MATCH PREDICTIONS
- Bayern win to nil at Half time
- Bayern to score in both halves
- Bayern to win both halves
- Bayern to win & over 2.5 match goals
- Robert Lewandowski any time goal scorer