Mainz - Bayern Munich prediction
This round of 16 of the German Cup tournament pits elite teams against Mainz 05 against Bayern Munich.
Of course, it is clear who is the favorite in the match.
The Bavarians have a chance to win 4 trophies this season.
As the first of them (the Super Cup) is already in their window.
So they are unlikely to give up the German Cup just like that.
Moreover, at this stage the draw presented them with an easy opponent in the face of Mainz.
As the Bavarians have won 9 of their last 11 matches against this opponent .
The curious thing is that the last 7 of these meetings were with goals in both doors .
Including the spectacular 6-2 victory that Bayern recorded in the championship game against Mainz earlier in the season.
Given the unstable defense of the Munich team , I predict that 05 will sign up today as well, although they will probably lose.
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Mainz 05 - statistics and info
Mainz enters this match against Bayern with the ambition to continue with the victories after a long streak of matches without success .
Which almost got them into a relegation battle in the Bundesliga.
But a 5-2 success over Bochum at the weekend now puts them 11th in the table.
Mainz have never won this trophy . And a match like this will hardly help them to do it now.
In the previous round of the Cup, they managed to take a 3-0 win away to Lübeck.
Thanks to Haq's strike in the first half, followed by goals from Ingvartsen and Barkok in the second.
Bayern Munich - statistics and info
Bayern, on the other hand, have really struggled since the resumption of the Bundesliga season.
As their lead at the top of the table was cut to a single point.
After Randall Colo-Muani scored in the 69th minute for Eintracht Frankfurt in a 1-1 draw last weekend.
It made it three consecutive Bundesliga draws for Bayern after returning from the World Cup.
Coach Julian Nagelsmann's position has been under scrutiny in recent weeks.
And nothing less than a victory in Mainz will be welcome for his cause.
With a huge Champions League clash against PSG on the horizon, Bayern have signed Joao Cancelo from Man City on loan.
The Bavarians eliminated Augsburg with a 5-2 win in the previous round of the German Cup.
News about the teams
Anton Stach and Markus Ingwartsen are expected to be starters in Mainz's attack.
Because this offensive pairing has been viable this season.
Robin Zentner (back), Delano Burgzorg (ankle), Jonathan Burkard (knee) and Marlon Mustafa (thigh) are out with injuries.
Maxime Laich is the most likely option to replace Stefan Bell, who was substituted against Bochum due to injury.
Bayern have suffered a terrible string of injuries which have been a major factor in their poor results in recent weeks.
Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernandez, Sadio Mane, Nusair Mazraoui and Bouna Sarr will also miss this visit.
Therefore, the Daily Blind seems to be an option for Nagelsmann to start from the beginning this time.
And it will be his first appearance as a starter for the Bavarians if he makes the starting XI, following his move from Ajax.
A place is also expected for Mattis Tell, who scored against Mainz earlier this season.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Damen; Hanche-Olsen, Laich, Hack; Da Costa, Stach, Barreiro, Carricoll; Fulgini, Ingwartsen; Onisivo
Injured: Bell, Zentner, Burgzorg, Burkard, Mustafa
Lineup: Ulreich; Pawar, Upamecano, De Licht, Blind; Sabitzer, Gravenberch; Gnabri, Musiala, Coman; Tel
Injured: Goretzka, Mazraoui, Neuer, Hernandez, Mane, Sarr
Matches between Mainz and Bayern
|BL||29/10/22||Bayern 6:2 Mainz|
|BL||30/04/22||Mainz 3:1 Bayern|
|BL||11/12/21||Bayern 2:1 Mainz|
|BL||24/04/21||Mainz 2:1 Bayern|
|BL||03/01/21||Bayern 5:2 Mainz|
|BL||01/02/20||Mainz 1:3 Bayern|
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