Mainz vs Eintracht Frankfurt German Bundesliga Date: 14 May 2022, Saturday Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET Venue: MEWA ARENA (Mainz).
There is only a single point dividing Mainz and Eintracht Frankfurt ahead of their head to head meeting on the final day of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season.
Nothing else but the top-half finish will be at stake, though, since the teams sit right in the middle of the league table.
Mainz do, however, enter the tie as pretty clear favorites because their rivals are expected to rotate their starting lineup heavily with the fixture against Rangers in the UEFA Europa League final in mind.
Frankfurt will face the Scottish heavyweights on Wednesday evening and head coach Oliver Glasner will certainly give rest to his main players ahead of the big final and a chance for history (Frankfurt have won their lone Europa League trophy back in the 1979/80 season).
Eintracht have generally sacrificed the domestic league in the favor of the Europa League in the last couple of months.
They are thus winless in seven consecutive Bundesliga outings. Glasner’s men lost three and drew two of the last five league matches.
On the other side, we have Mainz who are looking to complete a strong finish of the season and record their third league win on the trot here.
The team led by Danish manager Bo Svensson have bagged five goals in the impressive victories over Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin in the last two outings. Can they keep this streak going here against non-motivated Frankfurt?
Mainz vs Eintracht Frankfurt Head-to-head
Eintracht Frankfurt managed to pick up two straight 1-0 wins in the head to head clashes against Mainz.
However, Eintracht Frankfurt managed to beat Mainz only twice in the previous 18 visits.
All of the last five head to head matches between the two outfits finished with fewer than three goals scored.
Mainz vs Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction
Eintracht Frankfurt have one of the biggest match of the club’s history on schedule in just four days. It will thus be very hard for head coach Oliver Glasner to motivate his lads for this match against Mainz which has no importance whatsoever.
This is why we see the home win as the only logical pick here at the 1.61 odds, especially since Mainz will go into this game on the back of successive wins over Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin.