The Bundesliga is getting heated up and we can look forward to another game day. The fifth matchday sets off with a game between FC Schalke 04 and FSV Mainz 05. The royal blues had an amazing start and are also the fancied team in our betting tip. The game will start at 8:30 PM CET in the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.
Schalke is finally back on track – Raman is still missing
After a goalless draw at the start and a 0:3 defeat against FC Bayern Munich, Schalke improved a lot. Hertha BSC Berlin did not stand a chance and had to accept a defeat of 3:0 against the team from Gelsenkirchen. Also, last weekend, Schalke had to play against Paderborn. The good start of Paderborn and an early goal was surprising for the team in blue, but they caught themselves and won with 5:1 in the end. With a lot of passion, they are improving on a week to week basis. Next up is a home game against Mainz. The latest form gives us hope for more. Therefore, we go with Schalke and expect a win of them in our betting tip. They collected seven points out of four games which puts them into 6th place. Coach Wagner has to miss out on Raman unfortunately.
Mainz with first win – Underdog in the betting tip
That this will be a hard season was clear from the start. And the first games underlined this statement completely. The first three matches were all lost. Freiburg, Gladbach, and Bayern felt like they were on a bazaar. Last game day, Mainz was expecting Hertha at home. In a real close game, Mainz scored a goal right before the break. The lead carried on till the final stretch of the game. Hertha scored the equalizer in the 83rd minute. Mainz, however, fought back and got the 2:1 last-minute screamer in the 88th minute. But still, Mainz is currently in 16th place with three points out of four games. Nevertheless, the moral is good and FSV wants to increase their points. By considering the playing style, Schalke should be slightly better. We still expect a close game. Bell, Mateta, Ji and Sydel are missing due to injury.
Betting Tip Schalke vs. Mainz
In the odds comparison, the bookmakers agree: FC Schalke 04 starts with odds of 1.66 to 1.72 as a clear favorite in the game. FSV Mainz 05 starts with odds of 4.77 to 5.25 including a strong value profit of 2.13%. In case of a draw, however, the odds range from 3.80 to 4.10. Our betting tip: Schalke showed a strong performance against Paderborn. Mainz is still struggling but will have gotten a boost by beating Berlin. With their own fans in the back we see in our betting tip, however, Schalke in the role of favorites.