Mainz vs Hoffenheim Betting Tips & Predictions
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30th May 2020 – 14:30
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Mainz vs Hoffenheim betting tips & predictions for this German Bundesliga Saturday’s affair. Mainz situation is very complicated as they are sitting just a point above the relegation zone. Can they find a crucial win when they host Hoffenheim at the Opel Arena? Read below our German Bundesliga betting tips and predictions.
Current Table Position And Home & Away Performances
Mainz are living dangerously as they are currently in 15th place in the German Bundesliga after 28 games. Hoffenheim are in seventh place with 39 points after the same number of matches. Beierlorzer’s men are just a point above Fortuna Dusseldorf who occupy the last relegation spot. Hoffenheim, on the other hand, can still reach a qualification for the Europa League as they are three points adrift Wolfsburg.
One of the main reasons why Mainz are in such a difficult situation is that they have failed to earn the necessary points at home where they have won only four of the 14 matches played, with two draws and eight defeats. Hoffenheim will this match as an excellent opportunity to improve their away record which reads five wins in 13 travels with five draws and three losses. The underperformance of Mainz at home is pretty clear if we look at the home table: if we consider only the home games, Mainz will be sitting third from bottom. Hoffenheim have done in line with their ambition on the road and will be seventh in the away table.
Goals Key Stats
We can see that one of the reasons Mainz have failed to impress at home is that they are struggling to score goals. They have only netted 1.07 per home game on average, while they have shipped 1.86. Hoffenheim haven’t run riots when travelling either with 1.31 goals scored per trip. Schreuder’s men, however, have been rather solid at the back with only 1 goal shipped per away match on average. Goals are likely to be on the cards when Mainz are playing as the Over 2.50 has been the outcome of 64% of their home matches. Not the same trend for Hoffenheim that have seen the Over 2.50 only in 38% of their trips this term. Both teams have scored in 57% of Mainz’s home games and 62% of Hoffenheim’s away matches, so it is likely we will have a slightly open affair.
Mainz’s form has been disappointing in recent times as they are winless in their last four games. On the positive side, they are hard to beat and have conceded only two losses in their last eight games, with three of their last four matches ended in a stalemate. In midweek they got an away draw against Union Berlin in a match that they should have won. Hoffenheim, after a positive first part of the campaign, have had a slump in form but were back to winning ways after seven games in midweek against Cologne. With the Europa League still within reach, they might have motivations ahead of this match.
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