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Hoffenheim and Mainz 05 meet at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena, in a match for the 17th round of the Bundesliga. In this stadium, the record of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 10-02-2018, in a match for the Bundesliga which ended in a Hoffenheim victory by (4-2). The goals of the match were scored by Á. Szalai (27 ‘e 74’) and A. Kramarić (67 ‘e 88’), for Hoffenheim, and E. Berggreen (28 ‘e 80′), for Mainz 05. In this match the home factor may be decisive , since Mainz 05 presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 24 points won, after 6 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Borussia M’gladbach, by (0-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Werder Bremen, by (1-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 8 home league matches Hoffenheim has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 5 draws in the last matches and did not lose any of the last 9 matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 8 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches played in this competition, they got the comeback in 2 of the 6 matches in which they suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Hoffenheim set for this match with a draw against Bremen, totaling the fifth consecutive game without winning the championship: the only goal of the team was scored by Bittencourt. Despite playing at home, coach Julian Nagelsmann must line up in 3-5-2, benefiting tactical organization and quick transitions on the flanks. However, the local coach should have special attention to the passing game and the defensive set pieces, very weak aspects of this formation. On an individual level we highlight Kramaric and Reiss Nelson, the best Hoffenheim scorers, with 6 goals scored. Rupp, Otto and Nordtveit continue from outside due to injury.
After 5 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 20 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against RB Leipzig, by (4-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Eintracht Frankfurt, by (2-2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 12 suffered. For the league, Mainz 05 won 7 points out of 21 possible points, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 7 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 8 matches in which they have conceded the first goal.
Mainz 05 comes to this game with a draw, 2-2, at the reception to Frankfurt: the two goals of the team were marked by Robin Queon. It should be noted that visitors no longer win three consecutive games in this competition. Despite playing away from home, coach Gary Rowett must present a daring strategy, with successive organized attacks, trying to play in the opponent’s midfield. Jean-Philippe Mateta is the player who can create more dangers in front of the attack of the team: he scored 4 goals so far. Absences will not be a problem for this match against Hoffenheim.
Hoffenheim vs Mainz head to head matches
10.02.18 BUN Hoffenheim Mainz 4 : 2
20.09.17 BUN Mainz Hoffenheim 2 : 3
04.02.17 BUN Hoffenheim Mainz 4 : 0
11.09.16 BUN Mainz Hoffenheim 4 : 4
20.02.16 BUN Hoffenheim Mainz 3 : 2