Mainz and Hoffenheim are continuing the Bundesliga round with an interesting game to follow, at least in my opinion.
The hosts have been having good seasons but this one didn’t start off on a positive fashion. The team has only 3 points gained in possible 12, having only beaten Leverkusen.
In their defence, I must say that the other matches, besides that one, weren’t easy, since they had to face Bayern, who thrashed them, Hannover, who sits in 1st place right now and then Stuttgart, away from home.
To make matters worse, they will now face Hoffenheim, who clearly don’t like losing, have a very good manager and are still unbeaten in the Bundesliga so far, after 4 matches.
The visitors have 8 points gained, thanks to 2 wins and 2 draws so far, with the highlight being their 2-0 win over Bayern and a nice 2-2 draw at Leverkusen.
On the negative side are the losses they had on the European competitions, first being eliminated from the Champions League and more recently losing at home against Braga, on the Europa League’s group stage.
On the Mainz’s side, it will be hard for them to repeat the 6th place they got in 2015/2016.
Last season, they barely avoided relegation and this season, they will probably fight to avoid that again. Without any European competitions, I think they will have a more peaceful campaign, but I don’t see them fighting for the European qualification’s spots.
Last season, Hoffenheim scored 4 goals against Mainz. First at the Opel Arena on a 4-4 draw. And then on a comfortable 4-0 win at home. I don’t expect these kinds of results again obviously, but I fancy that the match will go Over again.
Still, that is not the approach I will use. I think that Hoffenheim is a tough nut to crack, since they have taken a long time before losing matches last season, and this season they are going down the same path, as we could see by the way they defeated Bayern.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This time, I think they might get the win in Mainz and the odds are very good, but since I’m a careful bettor on teams that are playing away,.
I’m going to take advantage of these good odds, which allow me to get a Draw No Bet with good value, in my opinion.
This way, my bet is going towards an Hoffenheim win, but I have some extra protection because if the game ends in a draw, my stake is returned.