Stuttgart vs Mainz Predictions and Betting Tips
Mainz would be looking to keep up their fine momentum as they travel to the Mercedes Benz Arena to take on Stuttgart in Friday night's Bundesliga encounter. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Stuttgart did the double against Friday's opponents last season, and although they haven't been able to hit the heights they did in the previous campaign, they would certainly have a psychological edge over their opponents.
Stuttgart in desperate need of a statement victory
The hosts would be heading into their Round 13 encounter in the relegation playoff spot following a tough start to the 2021/2022 campaign. In their most recent game, they were handed a 2-1 defeat away against Borussia Dortmund in a game where they showed a little bit of what they're capable of when they're on their game Nonetheless, Roberto Massimo's equalizer meant little to nothing as the hosts were fired back in front through captain Marco Reus. Following that loss, they still have just the two wins on the board and would need to start racking up those results so as to avoid a relegation scrap come the tail-end of the season.
Bo Svensson, since he was given the keys to Mainz, has revolutionized the team- a testament to that being their performance this term. They currently sit in the top half of the standings in 8th position and could well move into one of the European spots with a win here and other results going their way. Having played out a 1-1 stalemate with Monchengladbach just before the international break, they once again had to share the spoils with FC Koln last weekend. Still and all, there have been loads of positives in those games, one being the fact that they're unbeaten in four league matches. Would they stretch their unbeaten run to five games this Friday ?
Stuttgart vs Mainz Team News
Stuttgart possible starting XI:
Muller; Mavropanos, Anton, Ito; Nartey; Massimo, Endo, Mangala, Sosa; Al Ghaddioui, Didavi]
Mainz possible starting XI:
Zentner; Nemeth, Hack, Niakhate; Widmer, Lee, Barreiro, Boetius, Martin; Onisiwo, Burkardt
Stuttgart vs Mainz Prediction: 1-1
Although Stuttgart is taking the brunt of it in the German Bundesliga this season, they have a quality squad on paper and could very well go head-to-head with Friday's opponents on their day. As such, we back them to at least get a point in a both teams to score draw at the Mercedes Benz Arena.