Today we are going to present to you the opening game of Round 24 of the German Bundesliga between the teams of Schalke and Mainz. The game is to be played at 19:30 GMT 0 at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

5th coach for Schalke

Schalke board has appointed Dimitrios Grammozis as their 5th manager for the current campaign. Few are expecting that the Greek is capable of making any miracles this season. Perhaps the task of the new manager will be to build a new team around youngsters and loan-out players for the battle of promotion next year. We do not want to sound too pessimistic about Schalke but their moves right now testify that the hope for saviour is already gone despite the recent arrivals of classy players like Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac and Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

Realistic chances for saviour

The team of Mainz has recorded 2 wins out of the last 5 games and it seems that the team will do all it takes to take some points tonight at Veltins Arena. Mainz recorded a prestigious win over Borussia Monchengladbach that can boost the team’s performance.

Final thoughts

Appointing a new coach always brings a dose of unpredictability in any game. Despite the risk, we think that we are going to see an open game as both teams have nothing to lose.

Germany – Bundesliga

Schalke vs Mainz

March 5th, Friday, 19:30 GMT +0

12 HT

1.61 odd