Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats, and more

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Borussia Mönchengladbach will take on Mainz in the opening game of the 7th round of the German Bundesliga. Will the opponents delight the crowd with goals?

Borussia Monchengladbach will host FSV Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga 7th round match at the Borussia Park Stadium. The fixture will take place on Saturday, October 7, beginning at 00:00 IST.

Parimatch News will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.

Borussia Monchengladbach News & Current Form: 

With few exceptions, Borussia in the last 10-15 years has been steadily fighting to get into the European cups. It can be noted that the team performs quite well in the domestic arena. Which cannot yet be said about the current season.

Borussia failed the start of the Bundesliga, where they scored only five points in the first six rounds. But there is confidence that the team will improve the game and equalize the results. By the way, the Black and Whites lost only to the league favorites: RB Leipzig (0:1), FC Bayern Munich (1:2) and Bayer 04 Leverkusen (0:3), but draws against SV Darmstadt 98 (3:3) and FC Augsburg (4:4) are alarming.

The team got its only victory in the last round over VfL Bochum 1848 in an away game (3:1). The guests had a powerful start to the first half, in which they scored three times. Alassane Plea scored a double, and Florian Neuhaus opened the scoring.  

Author of double against VfL Bochum 1848 – Alassane Plea

By all accounts it beat the opponent, creating 1.2 xG more than the opponent. At the time Borussia are located on the 13th line in the table. At the same time, Seoane’s wards have not yet scored a single point at their stadium.

Now the calendar for wards of Gerardo Seoane will be easier, and it will be time to score points, which the team showed in the last round. The upcoming opponent closes the standings of the German championship and is on a long winless streak.

Borussia show steady progress in the game, and the improved form of key players makes it the main favorite of this pair. For example, Alassane Plea (2+1) took part in 3 goals in one match for the first time since May of 2020. The same number of times he helped to distinguish the club in the previous 24 rounds. The form of Franck Honorat and Julian Weigl is also pleasing.

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Mainz News & Current Form: 

Mainz in the last two draws of the Bundesliga ranked in the middle of the table, and have not fought for survival for 5 years. Therefore, the failure in the new championship looks quite unexpected.

The team confidently settled at the bottom of the standings, managing not to lose only to Eintracht Frankfurt. In the other five matches Mainz conceded as many as 17 goals (third from the bottom in the Bundesliga). And looking at the calendar of upcoming matches, it’s not clear where Mainz are going to take points.

The team of Bo Svensson has played six matches and scored just one point. At the moment, Mainz’s losing streak has four matches. A week ago, the team met on its field with Bayer and suffered a defeat with a score of 0:3. This season, the club has scored only four goals – the worst result in the league along with Eintracht and FC Cologne. Even against Augsburg (1:2) and SV Werder Bremen (0:4), the players were uncompetitive. 

The squad of FSV Mainz 05 after unsuccessful game

The Carnival club is now reminiscent of the moment in which they just called for their own former player as mentor. The Dane leveled the threat of relegation, and then even turned his charges into a European Cup contender. 

But in the end it never worked out even in the UEFA Europa Conference League, and then began a gradual decline. Last season, for example, brought only 46 points and 9th place. But now we can only dream about such a thing, this club has become the main disappointment of the new draw. 

Borussia Monchengladbach form guide: D-L-L-D-L-W

Mainz form guide: L-D-L-L-L-L

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz Head-To-Head Record:

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  • November 5, 2021: Mainz 1 –  1 Borussia M’gladbach (Bundesliga);
  • April 3, 2022: Borussia M’gladbach 1 – 1 Mainz (Bundesliga);
  • September 4, 2022: Borussia M’gladbach 0 – 1 Mainz (Bundesliga);
  • February 24, 2023: Mainz 4 – 0  Borussia M’gladbach (Bundesliga).

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz Predicted XI:

Borussia Monchengladbach’s possible starting lineup (3-5-2): Nicolas; Elvedi, Itakura, Wober; Honorat, Reitz, Weigl, Neuhaus, Netz; Plea, Cvancara.

Mainz’s possible starting lineup (3-4-2-1): Zentner; Bell, Kohr, Fernandes; Da Costa, Barreiro, Krauss, Caci; Onisiwo, Richter; Ajorque.

Statistical preview of the match Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz:

  • Borussia’s First XI average age is 25.7 years, Mainz’s First XI average age is 27.3 years.
  • Borussia’s squad total value is 192 mln euros, while the value of Mainz is 116 mln euros.
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach collect an average of 1.43 Yellow Cards per game, while Mainz have 3 cautions per 90 minutes.
  • Mainz have won their last 3 matches against this opponent.
  • Mainz are unbeaten in their last 5 matches against this opponent.
  • Borussia have not lost in 6 of their last 8 games.
  • In the last 5 games Mainz conceded an average of 2.40 goals per game and scored an average of 0.80 goals per game.
  • In the last 5 games Borussia conceded an average of 1.60 goals per game and scored an average of 1.40 goals per game.
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach have not scored more than 1 goal in 7 of the last 9 head-to-head meetings in the Bundesliga.
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach have not taken more than 4 corners in 8 of the last 10 head-to-head meetings in the Bundesliga.
  • No more than 3 yellow cards have been shown in 8 of the last 10 head-to-head meetings at Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga.
  • Borussia have yet to win at home in the current Bundesliga season.
  • At least three goals have been scored in 5 of Borussia’s last 6 league games. 
  • Bo Svensson’s side’s winless streak in the league reached 11 games (2 draws, 9 defeats). 

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What has been said before the match:

Gaffer of Borussia Gerardo Seoane about the upcoming opponent:

“On Friday, we’re expecting to play against a team who work hard off the ball and won’t give us many chances. Mainz are a tough team to play against and, in my opinion, have picked up fewer points than they’ve deserved.”

“It goes without saying that bad results have an impact on morale. That’s why we’re expecting them to react on Friday and try to make up for their past few performances.”

“Like I just said, results always have an impact on morale. We came out of the game in a better mood compared to after we’ve lost. Nevertheless, we’re working to establish why exactly we won, so we can appreciate how good the performance was and continue to identify areas for improvement.”

“The games last season aren’t important now. Mainz’s performances this season are our main point of reference. It’s a new game, a new challenge and two new-look teams.”

Bo Svensson, head coach of Mainz 05, about his team’s recent results:

“The fact is, we didn’t let much through. Leverkusen had four chances and were very efficient, but for large stretches we defended well. I never had the feeling that the boys had let the game go or given up. In terms of the phase that we find ourselves in, it was a good performance. Unfortunately, we weren’t rewarded with a positive result for it.”

“But there are goals where we didn’t defend well and were punished for this. We made too many individual errors and our opponents have been very clinical up until now. It is a mix of different factors.”

“The focus has to be on the things that we can influence: Working on the style of play, not giving up or arguing with each other, but staying in the game. Then, things will start to go our way. We have to do a lot to make that happen, also mentally. It is more difficult to pick yourself up and go again after the games from the last few weeks, but there is no other way to do it.”

“I expect that we’ll have great support from our fans on Friday night, just like in the previous three home games. It’s also down to us to put the fans in a good voice though.”

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz Prediction:

Borussia are steadily making improvements in their game, and the recent form enhancements of key players puts Black and Whites in the status of the favorites. For example, Alassane Pléa (2+1) took part in 3 goals in one match for the first time since May 2020. The same number of times he helped to capitalize for the club in the previous 24 rounds. Two midfielders Franck Honorat and Julian Weigl gained good form, giving the team more confidence in the midfield. And despite an unremarkable defensive display, the Stallions are getting on with their attack, and although they lost their two leaders – Hofmann and Stindl – before the season, they still look great in front. With 14 goals conceded, the Black and Whites have 11 goals after six league rounds and clearly have a good chance to improve on those figures.

It was unlucky for Gladbach at the start of the championship. It could have appeared that the club would be nearly fighting for survival this season. The thing is that the Black and Whites have already played with Leipzig, Bayern and Bayer, which belong to the grands of the Bundesliga. Now the calendar will be easier for Gerardo Seoane’s wards, and it is time to pick up points, which was demonstrated by the team in the last round. Borussia found their game, thanks to which they won their first victory in the Bundesliga as  they thrashed Bochum 3:1. However, draws against Darmstadt (3:3) and Augsburg (4:4) are alarming. 

The nearest rival is at the bottom of the standings with a long winless streak. We can safely call the Carnivalers one of the weakest teams in the Bundesliga at the moment. Inexpressive results of Mainz largely come from the slack game in the defence. The team has already conceded 17 goals, only two clubs in the championship have a worse similar indicator. And away in the Bundesliga Bo Svensson’s men have conceded at least two goals in six consecutive matches. Looks really depressing.

There is a high percentage of probability that Gladbachians can prolong the trend. The clubs are in different functional readiness, and Mainz will not create any insurmountable obstacles for the hosts (the Carnivalers have lost all three away games in the current campaign).

Parimatch News staff prediction:

We say: Borussia M will win with the individual total over 1.5 – Yes.

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