Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Mainz 05 6/6/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Mainz 05 (8-4-17) at Eintracht Frankfurt (10-5-14)
Bundesliga Soccer: Saturday June 6, 2020 at 9:30 am (Commerzbank-Arena)
The Line: Eintracht Frankfurt -115 / Draw +275 / Mainz +265 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Eintracht Frankfurt and Mainz 05 square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from Commerzbank-Arena on Saturday morning.
Eintracht Frankfurt enter this one in 11th place on 35 points with a record of 10 wins, 5 draws and 14 losses after back-to-back wins following a 3-0 triumph over Werder Bremen in their last match. In the win over Bremen, Frankfurt dodged a bullet just after the half hour mark when Werder had a penalty taken away after VAR deemed Bremen offside in the buildup to the penalty. The game remained scoreless to the hour mark but Andre Silva broke the tie in the 61st minute, heading home a Filip Kostic cross to the bottom corner. Stefan Ilsanker subbed on in the 81st minute and scored with his first touch, tapping in on a run from the back post and completed the brace in the 90th minute, heading home his second goal of the match. Andre Silva and Martin Hinteregger are tied for the team-high in scoring with 8 goals apiece while Filip Kostic has a team-high 10 assists this season.
Mainz 05 come into this match sitting in 15th place on 28 points with a record of 8 wins, 4 draws and 17 losses after a 1-0 loss to Hoffenheim in their last match, pushing their winless run to five games. In the loss to Hoffenheim, Mainz dodged a bullet when Hoffenheim couldn’t score from the penalty spot in the 27th minute. Hoffenheim wouldn’t be denied though as they took the lead in the 43rd minute. Both sides had chances in the second half, but ultimately, Mainz wouldn’t be able to find a game-tying goal the rest of the way, leaving the match empty-handed. Robin Quaison leads Mainz in scoring with 12 goals this season while Karim Onisiwo and Jean-Paul Boetius each have a team-high 5 assists this season.
I’ve gone back and forth on this game, but in the end, while I’m not a fan of Frankfurt for much of anything the rest of the year, especially on short rest having played mid-week, the fact is that they’ve won back-to-back games and picked up points in three straight, two more wins than what Mainz have to show for their work since the Bundesliga restarted. Mainz just have serious scoring issues that are surely going to make this relegation battle a struggle and a nailbiter for their fans down the stretch. I’m just going to side with the team in better form here and that’s Eintracht Frankfurt. But I also see this being a low scoring match, so I’m going to side with Eintracht to win as well as the under 3.5 goals for some pretty nice plus money.