Mainz vs Stuttgart – DFB Pokal : The round of 16 of the German DFB Pokal brings us Mainz’s reception to Stuttgart at the Coface Arena.
Mainz is in the 15th position of the Bundesliga with 17 points conquered, thanks to 4 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses.
On the 17 rounds they’ve played so far, they’ve scored 19 goals and conceded 28, which results on an average of 2.8 goals per match.
Mainz is currently above the relegation zone, a situation that could be much more complicated if it wasn’t for their home record, where they’ve obtained 13 out of the 17 points they have.
Their current moment of form is not positive, on the contrary, they don’t have a single win on their last 5 league matches. On the DFB Pokal, they’ve previously knocked out Lunebuerger Hansa (3-1) and Kiel (3-2).
Stuttgart occupies the 14th position of the German league with 17 points conquered, recording 5 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses.
On the goals chapter, they have scored 13 goals and conceded 21, which results on an average of 2 goals per match.
Much like their opponent, Stuttgart also uses the home advantage as their main source of points. However, they will face Mainz at the Coface Arena.
As visitors, Stuttgart is the worst team in the Bundesliga, recording some embarrassing performances, to say the least, having only conquered 1 point on the 9 matches already played in this condition.
The visitors’ moment of form is also very negative, since they got 4 losses on the last 4 matches they played. On the previous rounds, they eliminated Cottbus (3-2) and Kaiserslautern (3-1).
Mainz vs Stuttgart – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Despite the poor moment of form the two clubs are going through, I see value on the home side here. Mainz lost 4 of the 9 matches played at the Coface Arena this season, but they managed to score in 7 of them.
In that sense, I believe that Stuttgart, in order to eliminate Mainz, will have to score at least 2 goals.
If their terrible record away from home wasn’t enough, their offensive sector has also been absent, not scoring a single goal on their last 4 matches.
|Mainz AH 0||