Hamburger SV vs Mainz 05
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 3 March 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Volksparkstadion (Hamburg).
Can Hamburger SV grab a survival lifeline on Saturday afe6rnoon when they host fellow strugglers Mainz 05 in a genuine relegation six-pointer at Volksparkstadion? The Red Shorts just can’t seem to find the way out of the crisis and they sit eight points shy of safe zone after losing three games on the bounce in Bundesliga.
This is thus one of last chances for the hosts to catch up with the rest of the league and any other scenario but a win would seriously compromise their chances of saving the top flight status until the end of the season. Scoring goals has been the biggest issue for Bernd Hollerbach’s men of late since Hamburger SV have only notched one in last there league outings.
Whilst losses to the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen can be justified, the one to direct rivals Werder Bremen at Weser certainly can’t. To make things worse for Hollerbach and his side, the momentum for the clash with Mainz 05 is awful for them since the O-Fives will head into the game high on confidence after claiming four points from last two league matches against Hertha BSC and Wolfsburg.
We have to praise Sandro Schwarz’s defensive line of late since the visitors have only shipped a single goal in these two matches. The clash with the struggling HSV side should really provide opporzun9ties for them to keep the fine defensive form going on Saturday.
Hamburger SV vs Mainz 05: Head-to-head
Teams have eight wins apiece ahead of their 24th head to head encounter.
Mainz 05 have been the more successful side in the most recent set of matches winning three and drawing two of last five encounters with HSV.
Eight of last ten H2H clashes have seen both teams on the scoreline.
Hamburger SV vs Mainz 05: Prediction
The stakes will be high on Saturday at Volksparkstadion and we expect both managers to use a rather more careful defensive approach.
This is why our main bet will be Under 2.5 goals FT, while the value is also with Mainz 05 not to lose at 1.61.
Hamburger SV vs Mainz 05: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61
Mainz 05 or Draw Double Chance @ 1.61