Bayern Munich vs Mainz 05 / Bundesliga – The last match of the Bundesliga’s 26th round is far more important for the home team as Bayern is racing for the title, while the guests are positioned in the lower half of table but they are safe regarding relegation. Elimination from the Champions League was a heavy blow for Bayern, which now needs to recover and continue winning in the Bundesliga. Mainz lost two previous matches, just like the first match with Bayern this season (2-1).
Bayern Munich vs Mainz 05 begins 17.03.2019 at 18:00 CET
Bayern must be shaken after its Champions League journey ended already in the round of 16. Their opponent was very strong Liverpool, who was finalist last year, however, after 0-0 at the Anfield Bayer was the one who had advantage. The Bavarians failed to materialise it and they lost at home 3-1. Goalkeeper Neuer is guilty for the first goal and they managed to equalise later on but their attacks were futile and then Liverpool scores again, which sealed their fate. Kimmich and T. Muller are now starters, who couldn’t play against Liverpool due to suspension. Not fully ready Alaba returns on the bench, while Rafinha goes on left flank.
Probable lineups Bayern Munich: Neuer – Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Rafinha – J. Martinez, Alcantara – T.Muller, J. Rodriguez, Gnabry – Lewandowski
It is good for Mainz that it won enough points so it doesn’t have to live in fear now. They have 11 points more than teams in the drop zone but don’t play well recently, excluding match with Schalke. The team from Gelsenkirchen is also in deep crisis that Mainz used to win 3-0. Before the triumph Mainz lost three times in a row and after it they left the pitch with bowed head two more times. Both defeats were minimal; they lost in Berlin by 2-1 and in the previous round Borussia M’gladbach defeated them at home by 1-0. Two new names could appear at the roster compared to that match; Onisiwo and Mateta.
Probable lineups Mainz 05: F. Muller – Brosinski, Bell, Niakhate, Aaron – Gbamin, Latza – Onisiwo, Boetius – Mateta, Quaison
Bayern Munich vs Mainz 05 PICK
Bayern definitely doesn’t want to slip in the Bundesliga after elimination from the Champions League. It will attack and try to win by sound result, but on the other hand Mainz is worry-free and has nothing to lose, so it can join the goal fest that we expect.
Pick: over 3.5 goals
Odds: 1.82 at 888sport (down to 1.72 can be played)
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