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Union Berlin vs Mainz Prediction & Betting tips
The new season in the Bundesliga is just two game days old. Nevertheless, there have already been two trainer dismissals. Among other things, Achim Beierlorzer at Mainz 05 was affected by this. After the quarrels of the last week, this resignation was foreseeable. Co-trainer Jan-Moritz Lichte will first prepare the Rheinhessen for the game on Friday at Union Berlin.
Overall, the Mainz team’s memories of the Alte Försterei are not bad, but there was also one of the bitterest defeats there, when they lost their promotion to the Bundesliga with a 3-1 defeat at the Iron in 2002. Now we urgently need points again so as not to worsen the crisis before the international break.
In the Bundesliga table, Mainz are in last place and have not yet scored a point. However, the Berliners are still without a win, but at least made people sit up and take notice with a draw in Mönchengladbach. That could be the first indication of a prediction of a win for the home side between Union Berlin and Mainz.
With the 05ers you will have to see whether the new broom will sweep well on Friday. With an away win, the interim coach might have a chance of a longer commitment as head coach. In the event of bankruptcy, Rouven Schröder should intensify the search for a new coach. Before the kick-off between Union Berlin and Mainz, we give the tip that Jan-Moritz Lichte will not be at the forefront of the FSV for long.
Friday evening is not the preferred game day for the Iron. In the past season, the Berliners were allowed to open the game day three times and received three bankruptcies. The Köpenickers are still pointless on a Friday in the Bundesliga. The well-known bookmakers make it clear, however, that this fact can now change.
There are some aspects that suggest that Union will at least score points on Friday, if not even win. Last season there was the first win of the season on the third match day. In addition, the Köpenicker have only lost once in the last five home games in the upper house. It almost sounds like Union Berlin and Mainz the odds on a home win are a good choice.
Last week the Berliners did very well in Gladbach. Although Borussia dominated the game and took a 1-0 lead after an hour, Nico Schlotterbeck managed the equalizer with his head, which earned the iron one point.
It is quite conceivable that the two newcomers Loris Karius and Joel Pohjanpalo will play right from the start. It is more likely, however, that both will sit down on the bench first. With Christian Gentner and Anthony Ujah, Urs Fischer will only have to do without two actors who are still in the injured camp.
It doesn’t look rosy at the Rheinhessen at the moment. Player strike, two defeats at the start of the season and the dismissal of Achim Beierlorzer are good arguments for speaking of a crisis at the Mainz team. In addition, the 200th defeat in the Bundesliga threatens on Friday. The FSV certainly did not assume that this mark could fall so early in the season.
Last week we had already guessed in our Bundesliga tips that Achim Beierlorzer would give his farewell performance. That’s how it turned out and now Jan-Moritz Lichte can try his hand at it. How long he is responsible will largely depend on the game on Friday.
In the past season, Mainz even started the season with three defeats. Something similar threatens this year, because between Union Berlin and Mainz the forecast of the betting offices is more in the direction of the Berliners.
This is also due to the fact that the 05er broke in the previous week in a 1: 4 against VfB Stuttgart. Morality and mentality could not be recognized.
Maybe the new coach will actually fix it. After all, he can almost draw on full staff. Jan-Moritz Lichte is spoiled for choice in many positions. With Dong-Won Ji, only one player is injured. In addition, only the suspended Moussa Niakhate has to be replaced, whose place in central defense will probably go to Alexander Hack.
Union Berlin vs Mainz head to head matches
27.05.20 BUN Union Berlin Mainz 1 : 1
09.11.19 BUN Mainz Union Berlin 2 : 3
01.02.04 2BUN Union Berlin Mainz 1 : 1
03.08.03 2BUN Mainz Union Berlin 2 : 1
26.01.03 2BUN Mainz Union Berlin 1 : 0