The Bundesliga action keeps coming thick and fast this week, with the fixture between Mainz and Union Berlin taking place on Wednesday. It will be a huge fixture for both sides, with neither of them looking to be in the strongest position heading into the game. A win for either side would do wonders for their chances of survival this season.
When: Wednesday 27th May
Where: Stadion An der Alten Forstereri
How To Watch: BT Sport
FC Union Berlin vs Mainz Odds
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FC Union Berlin vs Mainz Form
This fixture comes as a pivotal period of the season for both of these sides, with both teams needing the three points. FC Union Berlin had come into the restart in a strong position as they were already clear of the relegation zone, but recent performances have sucked them back into the battle. A defeat here would mean a nervy end to the season, especially if Fortuna Dusseldorf can get a result in their mid-week game against Schalke.
They are one of the sides that have been really badly affected by the lack of fans in attendance, with their home fans at usually being a 12th man for them. However, their recent form would indicate that they need to get a win fairly soon, as they could end this round of fixtures in 15th place, and could be just three points above the relegation playoff spot. They have lost four of the previous six, which includes three consecutive defeats. Their most recent defeat came against their local rivals Hertha Berlin, as they were trounced 4-0.
Mainz still haven’t given up on pulling themselves clear of the relegation places. But the form of Fortuna Dusseldorf means that the gap is slowly narrowing, and the side in the relegation playoff spot are now within striking distance. This will be Mainz’s biggest game of the season to this point and they will be looking to win their first game in three.
Last time out, they were well-beaten by RB Leipzig, who followed up their 8-0 success from earlier in the season with a 5-0 win on Sunday. No team has conceded more than Mainz’s total of 60 this season, and that will be something that they will need to address if they are to get anything from this fixture.
FC Union Berlin vs Mainz Previous Meetings
There has only been one previous meeting between these two sides, and that came earlier in the season. Union were able to get the win on that occasion, as they secured a hard-fought 3-2 win on the road. They will be hoping that they can repeat that achievement this week.
FC Union Berlin vs Mainz Picks
This fixture could go either way, with both sides having a credible chance. However, away sides have flourished since the restart to the league, and that will once again be the preference in this fixture, as Union get dragged into further relegation trouble.
Pick: Mainz to win at +187 with BetOnline.ag.