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Mainz vs Bayern Munich Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Bavarian giants are a trophy-winning machine

Now, after three successive draws in Bundesliga, Bayern Munich turn their attention to the DFB Pokal with a tricky-looking Wednesday trip to the Mewa Arena and a match against Mainz. You can’t beat the betting odds and German Cup props art our sportsbook.

Let’s check the latest Soccer news, stats, injury reports, and German DFB-Pokal lines for Mainz vs Bayern Munich. We’ve got plenty of Soccer picks for you to consider.

Bayern Munich's German midfielder Joshua Kimmich | Christof stache / afp

Mainz: Not Consistent

Mainz launched their DFB-Pokal adventure with a comprehensive 3-0 win at lower-league Erzgebirge Aue, then dispatched Lubeck by that exact scoreline. Despite their role as underdogs, Bo Svensson’s troops are full of confidence after destroying Bochum, 5-2, at home last weekend. That ended a six-match, Bundesliga winless run.

Mainz’s inconsistency at home has seen their last six Bundesliga outings at the Mewa Arena fluctuate between different outcomes. They have surprisingly bettered Bayern in their last two home meetings in the Bundesliga, scoring precisely two first-half goals on both occasions.

They will definitely try to take advantage of Bayern’s poor run of form. They will probably score, but at the same time, a wounded Bavarian side won’t be the best dish on the menu. Given that Mainz has failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last four home league matches, we can’t trust them. We won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.

They’re without Stefan Bell, Robin Zentner, Delano Burgzorg, Jonathan Burkardt and Marlon Mustapha, all injured here. Note that Mainz were eliminated in both of their prior DFB Pokal meetings with Bayern.

Bayern: Problems in paradise

Julian Nagelsmann’s side experienced a poor start, drawing all three league matches in he new year by identical 1-1 scorelines. That was despite leading twice at the half. With the challengers to Bayern Munich (including Union Berlin, RB Leipzig, Dortmund, and Freiburg) breathing down their neck, they may well relish this opportunity to return to form in a different competition.

The Bavarians strengthened considerably during the January transfer window, and as of this writing, it appears as if Joao Cancelo is on the verge of joining the squad; That’s another huge boost to a faltering roster. After failing to make it out of the DFB-Pokal second round across the last two seasons, Bayern have scored precisely five goals against Augsburg and Viktoria Koln in the opening matches.

While Sadio Mane is still on the sidelines with an injury that ruled him out of the Qatar World Cup, Naglesmann’s troops are struggling in the final third. They will travel without Leon Goretzka, Noussair Mazraoui, Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernandez, Sadio Mane, and Bouna Sarr due to various injury issues. Nagelsmann’s options to rotate decreased significantly as a result. If you’re betting online, then avoid the moneyline.

Mainz vs Bayern Munich Head-to-Head

Bayern Munich have scored 22 goals across their last four DFB Pokal games, but haven’t won a game in 2023. Five of the last six meetings between these sides at this venue saw both teams contributing to the scoresheet, and at least three goals were scored in every match. Mainz scored at least one goal in six of their last seven home games, visitors still seeking their first victory since the campaign’s resumption in Germany. Their 1-1 draw at home to Eintracht Frankfurt was their third deadlock in that span.

Mainz vs Bayern Munich Match Information

  • Match: Mainz (6-5-7) vs Bayern Munich (10-7-1)
  • Location: Mewa Arena, Mainz
  • Day/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 2:45 a.m. ET
  • Mainz vs Bayern Munich Live stream: fubo.tv

Mainz vs Bayern Munich Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Total
Mainz +1½ -140 +475 O3-130
Bayern Munich -1½ +110 +450 U3Ev
Draw +380

The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.

Mainz vs Bayern Munich Picks and Prediction

Visitors enter as favorites, priced at -220 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. The goal line is set at 3½.

Bavarians don’t look enthused. We don’t know exactly how interested they are to win this competition. When Mainz and Bayern Munich clash, goals at both ends are almost a given. With neither defense particularly reliable at present, expect a high-scoring Wednesday affair.

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