Mainz vs Hoffenheim
Date: Sunday, 11 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 22:30 GMT+7
Venue: Coface Arena, Mainz.
Last game of the second match week is on schedule in late afternoon on Sunday. Mainz vs Hoffenheim will be interesting game and last opportunity this week, as well, if we want to put our bets and take some money. Mainz has positive score against his Sunday’s opponent namely, three wins, two draws and one lost game in season 2011-12.
Mainz 05 was seeded away against Borussia Dortmund in first round. The club from Dortmund has definitely one of the hardest teams to beat so defeat with one goal difference is not too bad. From the first minute to the final whistle, Borussia Dortmund was in full control over the match. One moment of carelessness allowed Mainz to score. Game result was 2:1 for Borussia Dortmund. Mainz play a bit odd 4-1-4-1 formation that puts most of the pressure on defensive midfielder and with five attacking oriented players, offside traps can be very efficient. Another problem Mainz is facing is injuries. They have seven injured players and three of them have serious injuries. Situation is not bright but it is not grim either. Mainz will do their best to bring celebration to their fans.
Hoffenheim was truly unlucky in their first game of the season. Playing at home against the team that plays strongest German division for the first time in history became harder than they could think of. Hoffenheim played offensive 4-3-3 with aggresive defense and they managed to materialize advantage in fifty-fifth minute. Lukas Rupp one of the best individuals on the field that day scored for Hoffenheim. Quickly after, Leipzig equalized and the game was open again. Eighty-third minute of the game was played when Uth scored after Rudy’s assist. Final 2:2 set Sabitzer in extra time. Hoffenheim has no injured players and we believe that they will play aggressively from the first minute. Enjoy great match Mainz vs Hoffenheim, check our tips and predictions, and earn some cash.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-Head
Mainz defeated Hoffenheim 3-1 in the corresponding home fixture of last season. They lost the away leg at Hoffenheim by a 3-2 margin.
Mainz are unbeaten in the four meetings against Hoffenheim, with 2 wins and 2 draws. They lost only once in the last 7 home meetings, with 4 wins from the remaining rest 6.
Four of the last six meeting between these two sides have seen over 3.5 goals.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
Mainz are a better balanced side than Hoffenheim at the moment. And on the back of a strong home record, they got what it takes to edge a win here. At the same time, Hoffenheim are no pushovers and are capable of taking the attack to the hosts. But with a vulnerable defense could backfire here.
I definitely see this as a high scoring game and over 2.5 goals is very much on the cards. And I will also go with my correct score bet of 3-1 in favour of Mainz at full time.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 4/6 (1.66)
Mainz to win at 1/1 (2.00).