Market: Mainz victory
Chances: 8/11 @ 888sport
Sensing a chance to make another Bundesliga announcement on Saturday afternoon, Mainz will welcome Werder Bremen to the MEWA arena.
Starting with the hosts, who last saw their return from an international exhibition with a remarkable away game at RB Leipzig, Mainz are in the midst of what has become a true purple spot. After all, Bo Svensson’s men, who achieved a famous 3-0 win against the German heavyweights, continue to win a string of applause this season. Opening matches this weekend, the Reds were unbeaten in each of their last seven games in a row against rivals from the Bundesliga. With this stellar form starting on 4 February, Mainz also gained a reputation for their goals in the final third. Including a 4-0 home win over Borussia Mönchengladbach on 24 February, it should be noted that Saturday’s hosts landed 16 shots in the Bundesliga in their seven-match unbeaten streak.
On the away side, while Werder Bremen could find themselves in Bundesliga limbo, Werder Bremen are going through what has been an extended swing. They were last seen commemorating their comeback from the international break with a 2-1 loss at home against Hoffenheim, the River Islanders have picked up just one point in any of their last four top flight matches. Likewise, after claiming their only Bundesliga win since February 5, Ole Werner’s men also put on a pretty egregious show outside of the Weserstadion. In a streak highlighted by a 7-1 win on the drums in the hands of Cologne, Bremen have only one away win to their name since mid-January. Faced with a tough ride at the MEWA Arena on Saturday afternoon, the Greens should also be concerned about a nightmarish result against the European dreamers.
Bet: Mainz will beat Werder Bremen 8/11 in Saturday’s Bundesliga match. @ 888sport