Expert match review
Germany - 1. Bundesliga 2020/2021
FC Schalke 04
FSV Mainz 05
Draw no bet - 2
The opinion of almost all experts hurts and it is that Schalke can't be saved. Nine points behind the rescue shore, the 2nd Bundesliga is getting closer and closer. Even in their own stadium, no team, whether attacking, defensive or in terms of points, is worse than Royal Blue. A few days ago, coach Christian Gross had to pack his luggage. His place was taken by Dimitrios Grammozis, who will probably manage until the end of the season. Schalke has more injured top players than points. Paciencia, Sane, Ludewig, Skrzybski, Ronnow, Nastasic, Uth, Huntelaar, Fahrmann and Boujellab are missing. The hopes on Friday rest on the young Matthew Hoppe. He scored four of his five goals at AufSchalke, which is exactly half of all goals in the Veltins Arena. Just one place ahead of their opponents and still with good chance of staying up, Mainz 05 starting position is by no means hopeless. The gap is only one point to the rescue. The 05er have improved considerably under Bo Svensson. Only two of the last six games have been lost against particularly strong teams. The carnival club also made a 1-1 draw in Dortmund. In the past three months there was only one defeat against a direct competitor. A 0-1 against Augsburg, which was conceded last weekend. The team has also stabilized enormously away from home.