Two sides that have started the 2022-23 Bundesliga in fine form clash this weekend, with Freiburg and Mainz both looking to get back to winning ways. The hosts will be looking for the points to remain in the top four, while Mainz could break into the Champions League places this weekend with victory.
Both Freiburg and Mainz have enjoyed fine starts to the new Bundesliga season, as both sides are lingering around the European places coming into the eighth round of fixtures. The home side will be the most confident of the sides involved this weekend, as they sit third overall, and are just three points off the early league leaders.
Freiburg has a solid record over the early weeks of the season, as they have won four of the seven fixtures that they have played. They have lost on just one occasion so far this team, and have scored a total of ten goals. However, their form has hit a bit of a wall over recent weeks, as they have played out draws in each of their previous two fixtures.
Mainz will be happy with the start that they have made to the Bundesliga season, as they have picked up three victories and two draws from the seven matches that they have played. That record is enough to see them come into this fixture in eighth place in the overall standings. However, scoring has been a slight issue, as they are the lowest scorers in the top half.
Mainz also come into this fixture having not won in two. However, they played well in their previous fixture, as they avoided defeat against Hertha Berlin. But, more will be needed this weekend.
Freiburg vs Mainz Head to Head
Each of the previous two matches between these two sides have ended in draws. The latest ended in a 1-1 draw back in February. The last side to collect maximum points in this fixture was Mainz, as they recorded victory in two of the previous four matches.
Freiburg vs Mainz Prediction
Mainz may have a solid recent record in this fixture, but it could be pretty hard to get away from Freiburg taking the points this weekend. The home side has been reliable throughout the season, and we could see them getting back to winning ways in front of their home fans this weekend.