Mainz play host to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday afternoon (17:30), with Bo Svensson’s squad having won this fixture 3-1 last season. Reigning champions Bayern are currently two points off leaders Bayer Leverkusen heading into the weekend.
Here are some of the best markets available for this contest.
Bayern Munich are as short as 1/4 to win this game, and rightly so given the gulf in class between the two sides and the 14-place difference in the standings. If you are feeling brave and want to back a draw or a Mainz victory, they are priced at 11/2 and 8/1 respectively.
Mainz beat Bayern 3-1 here last year, if you think both teams will get on the scoresheet again, that is priced 8/15. If you think just one team will score in this one, you can back that at 11/8.
Over 2.5 goals is also the short price of 1/4, while under 2.5 goals is valued at 11/4.
Bayern Munich have a few injury concerns heading into the weekend. Serge Gnabry, Dayot Upamecano, Joshua Kimmich and Raphael Guerreiro are set to miss out.
Maxim Leitsch, Andreas Hanche-Olsen and Nelson Weiper look to be unavailable for Mainz due to injury. Anwar El Ghazi is currently suspended by the club for posts on social media.
Harry Kane to score 2+ goals @ 5/2
Bayern striker Harry Kane will look to continue his fine form in front of goal for ther German giants when they return to Bundesliga action this weekend. The 30-year-old has scored eight goals in seven league games so far this term, and although he is a few goals behind leading marksman Serhou Guirassy, he will be looking to reduce the deficit in the Golden Boot race.
Kane will be full of confidence after scoring a brace in England’s 3-1 victory over Italy which secured their place at the Euro 2024 finals in Germany next summer. He could be in for a profitable evening this weekend.
Bayern Munich to win to nil @ 13/8
Although Mainz delivered one of the shocks of the season last year against Bayern, they have had a very poor start to this campaign, picking up just two points from their first seven games.
They have only scored six goals in that time and have blanked in two of their games. Against the might of Bayern, they will find it difficult to see much possession of the ball and get sight of goal. Bayern will be eager to avenge their defeat to Mainz last term and they head into the weekend off the back of a thumping 3-0 victory over Freiburg.