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Bayern Munich vs FSV Mainz 05 - Strong win for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich are tipped in the handicap market to defeat FSV Mainz in the Bundesliga
Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich won 3-0 away at Schalke last weekend (Getty Images)

Bayern Munich vs FSV Mainz 05 Tips, Predictions & Free Bets

Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich host FSV Mainz 05 at the Allianz Arena this Saturday afternoon. 

The Bavarians comfortably defeated Schalke 3-0 away from home at the weekend and are backed here to pick up another very comfortable victory against Mainz. 

Bayern Munich vs FSV Mainz 05 Match Details 

DateSaturday 31st August
VenueAllianz Arena
Time14:30  (GMT +1)

Bayern Munich Form & Team News 

After being held by Hertha Berlin on the opening day, Bayern registered a comfortable 3-0 win away at Schalke at the weekend. Robert Lewandowski grabbed a hattrick for the Bavarians. The Polish striker has already bagged five goals this campaign. 

The reigning Bundesliga champions have won 11 of their last 12 games at the Allianz Arena. They were held 2-2 by Hertha Berlin on the opening day of the campaign and will want to register their first home victory of the season on Saturday. 

New signing Phillipe Coutinho will probably be given more time after being handed 30 minutes against Schalke at the weekend. The Bavarians have no new injury worries and will likely field a similar side to the one that started against Schalke, with Lewandowski leading the line and Serge Gnarby and Kingsley Coman supporting him. 

Bayern are very short favourites with odds of 1.1 to win the match with bet365.This presents little value, instead, a bet on the handicap market is more beneficial. 

Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski bagged a hattrick against Schalke at the weekend (Getty Images)

FSV Mainz 05 Form & Team News 

After finishing 12th last season, Mainz have had a difficult start to their new campaign. They were defeated 3-1 at home last weekend by Borrusia Monchengladbach after taking the lead through a Robin Quaison goal. 

Their first away game of the season ended in defeat as well. They were defeated 3-0 on the opening day of the season by Freiburg. They are currently bottom of the Bundesliga table having conceded six in two games and only scoring one. 

Mainz are priced all the way out at 34.00 to win the match. Those odds are a very clear reflection of the gulf in quality between these two sides. 

Bayern Munich vs FSV Mainz Match Analysis - Comfortable win for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich will want to get their first win under their belt after stuttering against Hertha Berlin on the opening day of the season. 

Mainz have had a disastrous start to their campaign and given that they’ve conceded three goals in each of their first two games, Bayern should be able to comfortably cruise past them on Saturday. 

FSV Mainz Robin Quaison
Mainz' Swedish forward Robin Quaison scored in their last game (Getty Images)

Bayern Munich vs FSV Mainz 05 Tips - Bayern backed in the handicap market 

Bayern Munich looked excellent in this weekend’s victory over Schalke and they will want to continue that reign of dominance against a weak FSV Mainz 05 side. 

Bayern are at incredibly short odds of 1.1 to defeat Mainz, so you will have to take a look in the handicap markets to find yourself some value. Given their recent form, Mainz should be anticipating another heavy defeat against Bayern Munich on Saturday. Munich are priced at 2.5 with -3 handicap and that presents great value, especially given both teams records so far this season. 


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