Match date: 16 Apr 2018
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: Mainz
| Match result:
2-0 - Won
In last game of 30th round in German Bundesliga Mainz awaiting Freiburg and this is really important game for both teams, both are in terrible form and at this moment only surviving is their goal. Mainz are at 16th position and three points are behind Feiburg, in case of victory they would overtake them due to a better goal difference and will go for it.
Mainz achieved only one victory in last 11 games, they are coming here after two draws, most recently against bottom placed Kolnd took one point away from home while before that at this stadium earned another one against Gladbach and were quiet good in both those games, tonight must exploit advantage of home field and earn points.
Mainz avoided relegation in last season after ending just above relegation zone but had same number of points as Wolfsburg and only thanks to a better goal difference avoided relegation play offs. Here must go for a victory at all costs and in front of their fans i believe that can achieve good result.
Defenders Donati (26/0) is suspended, defender Bungert (0/0) and forward Muto (23/7) are injured while defenders Bell (22/1), Balogun (13/0), Hack (10/1), midfielder Maxim (18/1) and forward Berggreen (14/4) are all having problems with injuries and their appearances are questionable.
Freiburg really dropped their form in comparison to a previous season, they ended at 7th position last time and had a chance to reach Europa league but weren't so great in qualifications, now they are very close to a relegation zone and they must change something in their game in order to avoid dropping.
In last six matches Freiburg took only two points while in last three rounds were defeated and scored only one goal in those games while conceded six, against Mainz it will be difficult and guests must improve their goal scoring skills as in 29 rounds scored only 26 goals.
Freiburg defeated Mainz in last two meetings but both victories were at home stadium, last time at this field conceded four goals and were defeated, to avoid that tonight they must play much better than in recent weeks. This is very important game for Freiburg but they can't be very optimistic since their form is far from great.
Guests are coming here without injured midfielders Frantz (11/0), Stanko (6/0), Ravet (10/0) and forward Niederlechner (10/2) while defender Koch (21/2) and midfielder Hofler (22/0) are both having problems with slight injuries and are in doubt for this game.
Mainz must try to win this game, they will have a strong support of their fans and victory is what they expect, guests are also out of the tracks and this won't be an easy game for any of these two teams, anyway advantage of home stadium could be crucial here and at this moment Mainz seems to be closer to a victory.