START 20 OCT 2017, 19:30 GMT+0
The first game of the ninth round of the German Bundesliga is facing the teams of Schalke 04 (4W 1D 3L) and Mainz 05 (3W 1D 4L).
Schalke has had though fixtures last 4 rounds, playing against Bayern Munich (L 0-3), Hoffenheim (L 2:0), Bayer L (D 1-1) and Hertha Berlin (W 0-2). Now they are playing against a team that won two of the last three games and had made 1-1 away to Wolfsburg (the only point taken as a visitors). They have 22 games against each other, 11 of them played at Veltins Arena (Schalke’s stadium) resulting in 8 home wins, 1D and one lose. Last 56 games played there we never saw a bore draw. Big trouble for Domenico Tadesco, as his central defenders duo Pablo Insue and Matija Nastasic are ruled out due to injuries. Mainz does not have any significant missing players.
To sum up, Schalke has a good record against the team of Mainz (which is considered to be stronger at home), this is why we think this reign would continue as the Royal Blues would take all 3 points today.
our bet: schalke 04 straight win @ 1.80
won! 2-0 full time
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