Group C of the Europa League has two very interesting games this week: Anderlecht – Gabala, which is rather one-sided, and St. Etienne – Mainz, where the German team plays its last chance to advance from the group.
The last two games between the two sides ended with the same 1-1 scoreline – will we see the same score again?
Saint Etienne vs Mainz 05 – 24/11/2016
Betting Odds At Online Football Betting Sites
FT Result: Saint Etienne 2.45 or 29/20 Draw 3.40 or 12/5 Mainz 3.10 or 21/10
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.07 or 43/40 Under 1.72 or 8/11
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.80 or 4/5 No 1.95 or 19/20
The French team surely won’t mind. They are the current leaders of the group, with 8 points won with only 5 goals scored, but also with a great defense – 3 goals conceded.
They are undefeated in the Europa League and can ensure their advancement from the group if they avoid defeat against Mainz.
They’re not in great form at the moment domestically, failing to win their last two games and only winning three of the last 8, but they should be able to produce the type of football which is required to win at least one point from this game.
On the other hand, Mainz is one of the most spectacular teams in the Bundesliga and a favorite for “over 2,5 goals” bets.
They won their last game against Freiburg and will now be looking to keep their qualification chances alive – although they will most probably need a win against Anderlecht as well.
A very hard mission for the German team, true, but when did you ever see Germans give up?
Saint Etienne vs Mainz 05 Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we have a classic “under” team against a classic “over” team. We believe that the French won’t lose the game since they play great in front of their home fans – so 1X is a great idea.
Mainz to score is another bet to consider, and you might even want to check a “both teams to score” bet. Last but not least, 1-1 is a possible scoreline – for the 3rd time in a row between the two sides.
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.86 or 20/23
Draw With Goals @ 4.50 or 7/2