Hannover vs Mainz
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Kick-Off 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: HDI-Arena (Hannover).
Saturday’s clash with Mainz will be Hannover’s last train to catch in quest for avoiding relegation to 2. Bundesliga. The Reds had a dreadful campaign in the second half of the season and they sit at the very foot of the league ladder. The safe zone is six points away and with just four matches left to play, this is a must-win affair for Thomas Doll and his men.
The lack of efficiency in the final third was Hannover’s biggest problem during the horrendous run of eight losses and a draw in last nine league games. The Reds notched no more than one goal in past four Bundesliga fixtures. On the more positive note, they did end an eight-game losing thread six days ago holding Hertha BSC to a goalless draw away at Olympiastadion Berlin.
Hannover vs Mainz: Head-to-head
The Reds lead the head to head tie by one win coming into their 39th encounter with Mainz.
Outfits shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they met each other in the first half of the season at OPEL-ARENA.
Hannover previously won two on the bounce against the O-Fives and this most recent H2H history is something the Reds will rely on looking for salvation points this Saturday at HDI-Arena.
Hannover vs Mainz: Prediction
Mainz secured survival in the elite class of German football long time ago. They will clearly go into this as form favourites having won two of past three league matches. They bagged eight goals in these two wins and should have plenty of room to deliver past one of the weakest defensive lines in the competition this weekend.
Nonetheless, the hosts can find reasons for a potential success here in the latest H2H tradition as well as Mainz’s dreadful away record in this term of Bundesliga. The O-Fives won 3, drew 2 and lost as many as 10 of 15 league matches on the road.
The game has a much bigger importance for Hannover and we will back them to snatch the spoils at 2.87 odds.
Hannover vs Mainz: Bet Tips
Hannover to win @ 2.87 (15/8)
Hannover or Draw Double Chance @ 1.60 (3/5).