Schalke and Mainz will offer us an interesting game scheduled on Sunday, 23rd October at 16:30, UK time. Both teams are playing in the 8th Round of Bundesliga and are fighting for three important points, in order to be on better positions on the table.

I hope the predictions for this match will be as good as the ones from Mainz vs Anderlecht, where we had a 3/3 winning predictions and also as the ones from Hamburger SV vs Frankfurt, where both predictions were won, even though I didn't get the correct final score.

Schalke

The team's current form is not so good, since they managed only one win, one draw and five losse, after playing seven games. They are on the 16th position out of 18, with a gain of only four points. The hosts scored seven goals and conceded 11, so they have to motivate themselves and to fight in this game in order to win it.

They won one of their last three home games in Bundesliga and one game in Europa League vs Salzburg. After an impressive preseason, Schalke was supposed to start this campaign much stronger, but they started it with a loss vs Frankfurt. This defeat was followed by four more in a row and after that, the team managed to win the match vs Monchengladbach (4-0), getting a little bit better.

Schalke probable lineup (4-2-3-1): Fahrmann - Baba, Nastasic, Naldo, Howedes - Bentaleb, Geis - Choupo-Moting, Goretzka, Schopf - Huntelaas.

Missing players: Breel Embolo, Atsuto Uchida, Coke.

Mainz

Mainz are on the 7th points with 11 point on the board, like Frankfurt and Monchengladbach and two less than Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund. The visiting team is coming at this match after three wins, two draws and two losses, managing to score 14 goals and to concede 12.

Talking about the both protagonists previous meetings, the visitors won two out of the last five, made a draw and have lost two of them, with a total of six goals scored. Their evolution in Europa League is a decent one, still having a real chance to qualify in the last 32 round.

Mainz probable lineup (4-2-3-1): Lossl - Donati, Bell, Balogun, Brosinski - Gbamin, Frei - Oztunali, Malli, Blasis - Cordoba.

Missing players: Christian Clemens, Danny Latza, Emil Berggreen, Niki Zimling, Andre Ramalho, Yoshinori Muto.

Schalke vs Mainz predictions:

Main prediction: Mainz +1.5 AH @ 1.30

Risky prediction: Over 2,5 goals @ 1.74

Final score recommendations: 2-2 or 1-1 @ 13.00 or 7.50 #Betting Predictions #betting tips #Football