Hoffenheim vs Mainz
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 11 September 2021
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: PreZero Arena.
Mainz have made a positive start to their campaign and are scoring goals at a great rate – be it at home or on the road. Meanwhile, Hoffenheim have had a tough schedule to start their season, but still they have scored goals at an impressive rate.
Likely, expect a goal-fest this Saturday at the PreZero Arena.
Mainz had finished 12th in the table the last season, and their defense was a bit of concern all through the run, as they let in total of 56 goals.
However, they were determined to improve their stature in the competition, and right away in 2021-21, they started with a victory against Leipzig, who were runners-up of the previous campaign.
In the meantime, Hoffenheim had secured the 11th spot in the German top flight in 2020-21, and they had managed to score 52 goals. However, they had also conceded 54 goals in return.
And this time around, they have scored two or more goals in every one of their league games till now. And importantly, majority of h2h clashes over the years have also had goals in huge numbers.
By the looks of things, expect a high-scoring affair this Saturday between these two squads.
Hoffenheim vs Mainz: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the former ten encounters had goals from both teams.
- 11 of the previous 14 meetings had three or more goals.
- The hosts have scored two or more goals in seven of the last ten appearances at this ground.
- It’s been four years since the visitors have failed to score at this stadium.
Hoffenheim vs Mainz Prediction
Hoffenheim lost 3-2 on the road the last match-day, against Dortmund. In the meantime, Mainz had registered a 3-0 win at home against Furth.
Going on, Hoffenheim have scored two or more goals in their past six straight games, while they have a single clean sheet to their name in the preceding twelve match-ups.
Do also note that their previous six home appearances in a row had goals from both teams as well as three or more goals.
On the other hand, their counterparts have scored three or more goals in three of the preceding six games, while they have a total of just two clean sheets on the road in the whole of 2021.
Taking into account these observations, as well as past h2h stats, expect a high-scoring thriller this weekend.
Hoffenheim vs Mainz: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals & Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.75 (3/4).