2019-20 Bundesliga – Bayern Munich vs Mainz Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Bayern Munich vs Mainz kick off? Saturday 31st August, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Bayern Munich vs Mainz being played? Allianz Arena

What is the weather forecast for Bayern Munich vs Mainz? Cloudy, 25c

What television channel is Bayern Munich vs Mainz on? Some Bundesliga matches are televised on BT Sport so check here for their TV schedule

Where can I stream Bayern Munich vs Mainz? If televised on BT Sport, this match can be streamed live via the BT Sport website and app

Where can I get tickets for Bayern Munich vs Mainz?

Bayern Munich – https://fcbayern.com/en/tickets

Mainz – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/mainz05/

What was the score when the teams last met? Bayern Munich 6-0 Mainz

THE TEAM NEWS

BAYERN MUNICH

  • Bayern Munich had the ever-reliable Robert Lewandowski to thank as he scored all three goals in a 3-0 victory at Schalke last Saturday to secure the champions' first league win of the season
  • New signing Philippe Coutinho made his debut as a 57th-minute substitute against Schalke and could play from the start this time, with Thomas Muller the most likely to make way.
  • Midfield duo Leon Goretzka and Thiago Alcantara returned to full training on Thursday and should be available, while Lucas Hernandez should keep his place in defence after impressing on his Bundesliga debut.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Kimmich, Sule, Hernandez, Alaba; Thiago Alcantara, Tolisso; Gnabry, Philippe Coutinho, Coman; Lewandowski

Unavailable:

Doubtful: Arp (Illness), Goretzka (Injured), Thiago Alcantara (Injured)

MAINZ

  • Mainz 05 have had a miserable start to the season, losing to third-tier Kaiserslautern in the cup before defeats to Freiburg and Borussia M'gladach in their first two league matches.
  • Centre-back Jeremiah St. Juste is likely to miss out again having only trained partially this week, so Alexander Hack is set to partner Moussa Niakhate at the back again.
  • With Ji Dong-Wong and Jean-Philippe Mateta currently sidelined, the re-signing of striker Adam Szalai from Hoffenheim is a welcome boost for coach Sandro Schwarz, who is likely to hand him a full debut.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Muller; Brosinski, Hack, Niakhate, Aaron Martin; Malong, Fernandes, Latza; Boetius, Szalai, Quaison

Unavailable: Mwene (Injured), Bell (Injured), Mateta (Injured), Seydel (Injured), Ji Dong-Wong (Injured)

Doubtful: St. Juste (Injured)

MATCH ANALYSIS

Mainz were thrashed 6-0 on their last visit to the Allianz Arena in March and they are in danger of another hiding on Saturday. Schwarz's side have conceded six goals in their opening two league matches of this term, while Bayern have scored two or more in eight of their last 10 at home.

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