FC Union Berlin will host FSV Mainz 05 at A der Alten Forsterei on Wednesday for the last match of the in round 28 of 2019-20 German Bundesliga. The two teams are battling to save their places in the topflight, as Union sit on the thirteenth place with 30 points, while Mainz are down at fifteenth with three less, with the first side in the danger zone having 24.
The Carnival Club have been one of the significant teams in the Bundesliga, yet right now, they are placed simply over the relegation line. In any case, they are set in opposition to the recently promoted Iron Ones, and have a decent h2h record against them too. All things considered, Mainz are relied upon to triumph this Wednesday – without a clean sheet however.
Union Berlin is one of the weakest teams in Bundesliga, yet right now, Union Berlin is securely outside the relegation zone. With 30 points, 32 scored goals, and 47 yielded goals, Union is in thirteenth place in the standings, 6 points outside the relegation zone. Union Berlina hasn’t won any of their last 5 games, while they lost their last 4 straight games.
In their last two games since the season began once more, Union Berlin was playing horrible soccer and has yielded 6 goals, while they haven’t scored a single goal. In their latest match in Bundesliga against Hertha on the road, Union Berlin has had 45% of ball possession, 6 corner kicks, 78% of precise passes, and 0 shots on goal. Union Berlin has lost this match 4-0 with 4 yielded goals in the second half of this match.
Andersson has scored 11 goals for Union Berlin, while Bulter included 7 goals. Gogia and Becker are harmed. Union Berlin has had some great outcomes before in the season and that is the reason they are securely outside the relegation zone, however except if they begin giving a few indications of life, Union probably won’t be alright for long.
Mainz hasn’t been playing admirably and they have been fiercely conflicting this season, and thanks to that, Mainz is getting nearer and closer to the relegation zone. Mainz has the most noticeably awful defense and they have surrendered 60 goals in 27 games. With 27 points, Mainz is in the fifteenth place in the standings, only three points above Fortuna in the relegation zone.
Quaison has scored 12 goals for Mainz this season, yet he needs support from his colleagues in midfield and the attacking part. Zentner is the only injured player for Mainz. Mainz hasn’t won any of their last three games, while they surrendered 8 goals during that stretch. In their latest match in Bundesliga against Leipzig, Mainz was the weaker team with just 34% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 79% of the right passes. No one has anticipated from Mainz to win this match, however, no one anticipated that they should lose 0-5 too, at home.
Mainz is in an awful form, yet fortunately their competitors for relegation are likewise in awful forms. Mainz doesn’t have a deep roster with high-quality players that can have any kind of effect when they contact the ball, however, they can remain in Bundesliga if they begin scoring goals as quickly as time permits.
The hosts go to this game placed thirteenth with 30 points, three better than fifteenth placed Mainz. The two sides head to this conflict on the rear of overwhelming misfortunes. Union Berlin fell 4-0 to Hertha berlin as Mainz were routed 5-0 by Leipzig. Both will like to gather maximum points here as they are nearer to the drop than safety.
Union Berlin go to this game on a run of five winless matches, four of these being losses. They have no clean sheet in the last five matches and have surrendered at least two goals in every one of them while failing to score in the last two matches. Four of their last five matches have created over 2.5 goals. Their form at home doesn’t hold a lot of guarantees it is possible that; they lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich as the league continued and will plan to stop the run that has seen them winless in the last three home matches. Be that as it may, they have scored at least twice in three of their last four matches at home and confronting another battling team.
It will be difficult to isolate these two sides, as Mainz are enjoying the best of runs either. They have no success in their last three matches however two were scoring draws. Much the same as Union Berlin, they are winless since the league continued and will like to better a run that has given them only two successes and five losses in the last 10 matches.
Defensively, it hasn’t been rosy for Mainz; they are the side with the most exceedingly awful record in the league, having yielded 60 goals in 27 matches. They have likewise yielded the most away goals – 34 in 14 away league matches. Mainz are anyway the second-best scorers among the bottom six sides and will trust this rubs inhere.
FC Union Berlin vs FSV Mainz 05 Head-to-Head (h2h)
Union Berlin have been scoring stunningly at home, yet haven’t coordinated this with their output in defence. They meet a side with the leakiest defence in the league and with the two sides battling. Four of Union Berlin’s last five matches have created over 2.5 goals.
The Carnival Club have not once failed to score goals against this rival. Three of the previous four successes had gone to the Carnival Club also. Two of the previous three conflicts at this stadium had goals from the two teams.
The last time these two locked horns, the Iron Ones won 2-3 on the road. Since 2002, just once have the Iron Ones won against this rival.
FC Union Berlin vs FSV Mainz 05 Match Details
Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Start Time: 19:30 BST/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Berlin)
TV Channel: BT Sport (UK)
FC Union Berlin vs FSV Mainz 05 Prediction
The Iron Ones lost 4-0 on the road the last match-day, against Hertha Berlin. It has the right to be referenced that while the first half had stayed goalless, the hosts scored every one of the four goals after the break. The Iron Ones tried to make a rebound, with them employing five replacements in 15 minutes – yet it, at last, was useless.
Then, the Carnival Club lost 0-5 at home the earlier game week, against Leipzig. All through the hour and a half the visitors ruled on the pitch, and permitted not a single possibility for the host team to make a rebound. What’s more, to make an already difficult situation even worse, Timo Werner scored a hat-trick also.
In any case, this coming match-day, the Iron Ones are the underdogs. They are new into this competition, and accordingly, come up short on the experience to tackle the harder obstructions in this top-flight. Also, they are likewise taking on a desperate Carnival Club, who are attempting their best to stay away from the transfer.
Note that throughout the years, the Iron Ones have not performed well against this adversary in h2h conflicts, and to top it everything off, they are additionally on a four-game losing run, while having surrendered at least two goals in the previous five fixtures.
All things considered, expect Mainz to stay away from a loss at the very least this Wednesday. Notwithstanding, do comprehend that they have surrendered the most number of goals so far in the challenge and that the Iron Ones have discovered the back of the net in all h2h experiences since 2003. Likely, we can rely on goals to originate from the two teams this game week.
FC Union Berlin vs FSV Mainz 05 Probable lineups
FC Union Berlin
Probable lineup: Subotic – Trimmel (c), Gikiewicz – Friedrich, Bülter – Andersson, Gentner, Andrich, Lenz – Ingvartsen, Schlotterbeck
Out: Becker (thigh)
Doubtful: Gogia (match fitness)
Coach: Urs Fischer
FSV Mainz 05
Probable lineup: Barreiro, Martin – Boetius – Quaison, Müller – St. Juste, Bruma, Niakhate – Baku, Mateta, Latza
Out: Zentner (knee)
Coach: Achim Beierlorzer