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Mainz vs Hoffenheim Prediction & Betting tips
Mainz meets Hoffenheim in the Opel-Arena at home and before the game they both still don’t really know where they are, even though three game days have already been played after the corona-related season break.
It is clear that both are dealing with major balance problems and are rarely both defensive and offensive on the level. Therefore before the game Mainz vs. Hoffenheim our tip that both teams will score – at least.
The hosts are in the middle of a relegation battle and can use every point. The guests from the Kraichgau have so far moved a little between European ambitions and the bitter reality of dreary everyday life in the middle of the field. There is no consistency to tackle big goals. In the meantime, however, you are too good to slip completely.
Therefore, an exciting game is hinting.
A look at the Bundesliga table shows that Mainz are in 15th place after 28 games before the matchday. There is only one point ahead of the relegation site where Fortuna Düsseldorf is currently located. But: Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Union and FC Augsburg are still within reach.
Mainz played in a direct duel against FC Union during the week, in 1-1, the team of coach Achim Beierlorzer showed a good performance, especially at the start, and right-back Baku took the lead. But the well-tuned Mainz team failed to gold-plate their good start, and the game became increasingly hectic.
The 1: 1 did not help much in the end, but was at least a reaction to the solid 0: 5 swatter against Leipzig, which also had a lasting impact on the Mainz difference. With -24, Mainz now has – apart from Werder Bremen – the weakest goal difference of all relegation candidates.
Mainz has been waiting for a Bundesliga win for four games. The last three came at home against SC Paderborn, after all three of the four subsequent games were not lost. But: Even in only one of the last six games, the Beierlorzer team played to zero, the defensive problems are omnipresent. This confirms before the game Mainz vs. Hoffenheim’s forecast that both teams will score at least one goal again.
The whole dilemma around Mainz becomes clear when you look at the point cut at home. One point per home game is not enough to distance yourself from the competition in the relegation battle. And where would Mainz be without the absurd victories in Hoffenheim (5-1) and Bremen (5-0)?
Against Hoffenheim, it will be about consolidating the positive approaches from the game against FC Union. The program in Mainz is tricky with Frankfurt, Augsburg, Dortmund, Bremen and Leverkusen, each point can be decisive. There is little new to report in terms of personnel, there won’t be many changes anyway after the solid game in Berlin.
The guests from Hoffenheim are currently seventh in the Bundesliga and continue to dream of Europe. The aforementioned lack of constancy in the Kraichgau region is an issue, but the “competition” for Europe also regularly fails. None of the teams in this table region manage to play several games in a row at a high level.
And so, with 39 points from 28 games, the TSG European Cup dreams are completely intact. After the Corona break, Hoffenheim lost a game (0-3 against Hertha), played a draw (1-1 against Paderborn) and finally won 3-1 against 1. FC Köln during the week. There it was even more exciting after a 3-0 lead and a relegation of the Cologne team.
Even the Kraichgauer do not manage to create the balance, but are better staffed compared to the Mainzer – at least in some positions. The defensive problems of both teams lead before the game Mainz vs. Hoffenheim on the forecast that both teams will be successful in this game. More interesting tips about the Bundesliga can be found on a betting basis!
The lack of home strength from Mainz has already been mentioned, at Hoffenheim there is a discrepancy between home and away appearances. But this is surprising.
Hoffenheim’s strength away from home ensures that our value tip is a victory for the guests.
In Hoffenheim, one hopes that the win against Cologne was now an initial spark. Baumgartner bribed as a playmaker and scorer, the midfield seemed very concentrated in the counterpressing, Dabbur worked a lot in the storm. If Hoffenheim consolidates the good phases, a lot will also be possible against Mainz.
By contrast, the staff is still thin, especially on the offensive. Kramaric, Belfodil and Adamyan are still missing, the suspended Hübner, who bought a yellow-red card against Cologne, has to be defensively dispensed with.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim head to head matches
24.11.19 BUN Hoffenheim Mainz 1 : 5
18.05.19 BUN Mainz Hoffenheim 4 : 2
23.12.18 BUN Hoffenheim Mainz 1 : 1
10.02.18 BUN Hoffenheim Mainz 4 : 2
20.09.17 BUN Mainz Hoffenheim 2 : 3