Hertha Berlin vs Mainz
Date: Saturday, 2nd March 2019
Kick-off at 14.30 UK/ 15.30 CET
Venue: Olympiastadion (Berlin).
Hertha is really trying to match the intensity by their fellows in the race for the post-season proceedings. Even with the tough schedule, they have had to navigate through, their results were not that off the mark. With three of the top five teams going against them in the last month, the squad managed to win against Monchengladbach, while losing for a single-goal margin against Wolfsburg and Bayern. On both occasions, the scoreline was 1-0, and against the Bavarians, they were on the road.
Berlin has gotten a somewhat easier fixture next on the cards, in the form of Mainz. They are extremely lacking on defense and has let in a lot of goals in the recent match-days. Their results have been very poor and disregarding minimal wins against teams from the bottom-tier, their misery has been on-going for quite some time.
Hertha Berlin vs Mainz Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams on the road failed to score in five of the last seven encounters.
- Only once in the last eight meetings did both teams net goals.
- The last three matches at this venue saw two Hertha wins.
- Three of the last five encounters at the stadium had the hosts scoring two or more goals.
Hertha Berlin vs Mainz Prediction
After a long and hard schedule, Berlin has finally been allotted with a comparatively easier fixture. It’s up to them to take the chance by the horns and make it count.
H2h ties surely give the edge to the team that hosts the game. Four of the last five wins have gone that way. Also, five of the last seven encounters saw the away team failing to record a goal.
Mainz’s poor run of form is also a reason for Hertha to have the upper hand. The former recorded just four wins in their last fourteen games. They lost three of their last four and conceded in 20 of their last 23 fixtures. On the road, they lost their last two, while failing to record a single goal in both of them. They also let past two or more goals in four of their last five games away from home and conceded in the last five in succession.
Mainz has scored one of the least numbers of goals on the road, with even Hannover, the second-last team in the league table outscoring them.
Taking all this into account, we are tempted to allot the favorites tag to the hosts. They are tipped to keep a clean sheet and record a narrow win.
Hertha Berlin vs Mainz Betting Tips
Hertha Berlin to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 2.62 (13/8)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.50 (1/2).