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

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After being knocked out by Manchester City from the Champions League, the Bavarian giants travel to play Mainz in the German top-flight league. You can live-bet on Bundesliga action by using our sportsbook.

Bayern Munich: Attacking Firepower

Leader at halfway, a patchy 2023 form cost Bayern first place and Julian Nagelsmann his job in March. However, Thomas Tuchel made the perfect start to his tenure with a crucial win against Dortmund before enacting revenge for his team’s DFB Cup exit at the hands of Freiburg to stay two points clear at the top. However, the club slipped up at home to Hoffenheim on Matchday 28, drawing 1-1, but it was lucky as BVB also dropped two points against Stuttgart last weekend.

Mainz vs Bayern Munich Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Bayern Munich's midfielder Leroy Sane | Christof stache / afp

The Bavarian giants now face a trip to in-form Mainz. They then host relegation-threatened Hertha Berlin before visiting mid-table Werder Bremen. Back-to-back home games against Schalke and RB Leipzig, two sides in desperate need of points, could prove critical ahead of a final-day game in Cologne.

With Thomas Tuchel in charge, Bayern has won just once and dropped out of the DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League. With their treble hopes now gone, the focus solely switches to defending its domestic title, so we will continue to include it in our Bundesliga picks and parlays.

Benjamin Pavard misses out through suspension, meaning Joao Cancelo starts on the right of defense and Alphonso Davies on the left. Sadio Mane scored one and assisted two when Bayern hammered Mainz 6-2 earlier this season but he’s not sure about his place in the starting lineup. Bayern has the longest current run of scoring in consecutive Bundesliga matches and has the necessary weapons to extend that brilliant run of form to 22 games.

Mainz: Impressive Run of Form

Ludovic Ajorque contributed to the scoresheet for Mainz in its eventual 1-1 draw with FC Koln last weekend, a result that extended its unbeaten run to nine matches. Its excellent form has placed Bo Svensson’s team eighth in the standings, just two points behind the European spots.

Mainz’s last European campaign came in the 2016-17 campaign, but don’t rule anything out under its Danish manager, who boasts a better points-per-game average than his eminent predecessors Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. The club’s upcoming schedule is tough, with games against Bayern Munich and Dortmund.

Svensson has a fully-fit team to pick from, and changes to his starting lineup are unlikely considering the club’s current good form. That means Ajorque should continue in attack, with Karim Onisiwo and Anton Stach in support, so if you’re betting online, you should expect the team to find the back of the net against Bayern. With a slim budget, no domestic titles and not even a DFB Cup final appearance in the club’s history, Mainz’s expectations are limited, but that doesn’t mean they will not play its chance here.

Mainz vs Bayern Head-to-Head

Mainz is nine matches unbeaten, which is the longest undefeated run in the Bundesliga right now and joint longest in club history within a single season.

Bayern’s 59-point haul is its worst after 28 games in 11 years. The club is struggling on the road, alternating between wins and defeats across its last five away league games, losing both Bundesliga away games against a Svensson-managed Mainz. It scored 34 goals in 14 away games, while Mainz netted 25 goals in 14 Bundesliga home fixtures.

We’ve seen at least three goals scored in each of the last ten encounters between the two sides, with both teams finding the back of the net on nine occasions.

Mainz vs Bayern Match Information

  • Match: Mainz (11-9-8) vs Bayern (17-8-3)
  • Location: Mewa Arena, Mainz
  • Day/Time: Saturday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. ET
  • Mainz vs Bayern Munich Live Stream: fubo.tv

Mainz vs Bayern Betting Lines

Mainz vs Bayern Picks and Prediction

The Bundesliga leader enters this clash as heavy favorite, priced at -180 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Bundesliga odds, while the goal line is set at three.

Bayern crushed Mainz in the reverse fixture, scoring four and keeping a clean sheet, but this time, things will not be the same. Bayern is low on confidence after getting knocked out of the Champions League. Its form is not the best, and, on top of that, it conceded at least one goal in six of its last seven games across all competitions. Mainz should have enough to find the back of the net, so we will combine the moneyline with the goals market.

Mainz vs Bayern Match Detail

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