After a big disappointment in the middle of the week, Schalke tries to recover on Saturday, February 23, against the Mainz. The match is part of the schedule of the twenty-third round of the German Championship 2018/2019 edition. It will be held at the Open Arena, in Mainz, from 11:30 AM (Brasília time).
The owners of the house are also in poor shape. They lost the last three games, all of them thrashing. Two of them, as a visitor, 3-0 before Augsburg and Wolfsburg. The biggest embarrassment, however, was the 5 to 1 taken in full Opel Arena in the encounter with Bayer Leverkusen.Standing on 27 points (seven wins, six draws and nine defeats), Mainz started the day’s 23-of-a-match run of 34 against the Bundesliga in eleventh place. Strictly, it will only comply with the table until the end of the tournament.With 12 points ahead of Stuttgart, sixteenth place and first in the region of sticking, can rule out the threat of relegation. Eight points behind Wolfsburg, sixth, who closes the zone of classification for international tournaments, his performance does not indicate any possibility of dispute of position in the Europa League.As principal, the numbers in Mainz are slightly better, but still insufficient for any ambition in that regard. The team is ranked tenth in the ranking which takes into account only the results obtained by the 18 German champions in their domains. Of the 33 points played in his stadium, he won 16 (four wins, four draws and three losses) having scored 13 goals and conceded 15.For the game this Saturday, three athletes are expected to be left out due to injuries. They are in the care of the medical department reserve keeper Jannik Huth (still without performances in the season 2018/2019 of the German Championship); defender Niko Bungert (two games, no goal); and striker Jonathan Burkardt (four games, no goal).
Schalke made their debut in the last 16 of the European Champions League on Wednesday, February 20. In Gelsenkirchen, received favorite Manchester United. Thus, the defeat was even an expected result. The circumstances, however, made it 3-2 in favor of the English on a disappointing score.That’s because City came out ahead of the scoreline just 18 minutes from the start through Aguero. Schalke reacted early in the game and turned the scoring with a penalty shootout converted by Bentaleb at 38 and 45 minutes. His success seemed to be even better when defender Otamendi left the English team with one player less when he was sent off in the 23rd minute.Thus, Sané’s 40th-minute goal and Sterling’s 45th-minute equalizer in the match turned out to be a bucket of cool water as Schalke fans came to believe in the possibility of a win.In the German Championship, the situation of the club is much inferior to the vice-championship conquered last season. This year, even winning a place in international competitions through the Bundesliga is out of the question. With 23 points (six wins, five draws and 11 losses), the team occupies the fourteenth position.As a visitor, the performance is slightly better. Having won 10 points (two wins, four draws and five losses) of the 33 played in that condition, Schalke ranked 12th in that ranking.The casualties for Saturday’s injury match are midfielder Alessandro Schopf (15 matches in the 2018/2019 German League, one goal) and Benjamin Stambouli (ten matches, no goal); and striker Breel Embolo (nine games, two goals).
History of matches Mainz vs Schalke
Schalke have won their last five matches against Mainz. The most recent of them was in the first round of the German Championship version 2018/2019 and finished with a score of 1 to 0. In none of those five clashes Mainz managed to score.
Football Prediction of the Day Mainz vs Schalke
Against a more worn-out and likely downhill Schalke, the prognosis in Mainz’s success seems to be the best option for Saturday’s match for the 23rd round of the German Bundesliga 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Mainz win