2019-20 Bundesliga – Freiburg vs Mainz Betting Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Freiburg vs Mainz kick off? Saturday 17th August, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Freiburg vs Mainz being played? Schwarzwald-Stadion

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

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

Where can I stream Freiburg 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 Freiburg vs Mainz?

Freiburg – https://heimspiele-scfreiburg.reservix.de/

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

What was the score when the teams last met? Mainz 5-0 Freiburg

THE TEAM NEWS

FREIBURG

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Schwolow; Schmid, Heintz, Lienhart, Gunter; Borrello, Frantz, Hofler, Jeong Woo-Yeong; Waldschmidt, Petersen

Unavailable: Flekken (Injured), Itter (Injured), Kwon Chang-Hoon (Injured), Haberer (Injured), Terrazzino (Injured)

Doubtful: Kleindienst (Injured), Gulde (Injured), Kath (Injured), Kubler (Injured)

  • Freiburg squeezed out an extra-time win at third-division Magdeburg in the cup last Saturday as they begin their eighth season under long-serving coach Christian Streich, who continues to get the best out of limited resources.
  • Streich has added Korean wingers Jeong Woo-Yeong and Kwon Chang-Hoon to his squad - although the latter is out injured - along with full-backs Luca Itter and Jonathan Schmid.
  • Streich already has a lengthy injury list to deal with so there are unlikely to be many changes from the side that started against Magdeburg, though Jeong could play from the start this time.

MAINZ

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Muller; Brosinski, St Juste, Niakhate, Aaron Martin; Baku, Fernandes, Latza; Boetius, Quaison, Onisiwo

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

Doubtful:

  • Like their opponents, Mainz stayed comfortably clear of the relegation places last season but they began the new campaign with a 2-0 defeat to local rivals Kaiserslautern in the cup last Saturday.
  • Centre-back Stefan Bell has been ruled out for three months after suffering an ankle injury at Kaiserslautern so new signing Jeremiah St. Juste is set to make his Bundesliga debut.
  • Strikers Jean-Philippe Mateta, Ji Dong-Won and Aaron Seydel are all unavailable due to injury so Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi will be hoping to make his debut having arrived last week.

BETTING ANALYSIS

These two clubs are in similar positions and there is little to choose between them. Mainz have won 12 of the 20 meetings in the top flight but all four of Freiburg's successes have come at home and they are typically tough to beat in the Black Forest, which gives them the edge here.

BETTING TIP: Freiburg (Match result)

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