1. FSV Mainz 05 vs Hamburger SV
Date: Saturday, 14th October 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena, Mainz.
The two sides sharing the same point count will collide at Opel Arena, where FSV Mainz 05 welcome Hamburger SV. It is certain that both sides were imagining the start of the season differently as both HSV and Mainz are looking to get back into the top for quite some time now.
1. FSV Mainz 05
The 05ers have shown the signs of improvement prior to the international break. The minimal victory over Hertha BSC Berlin and the 1-1 draw in Wolfsburg point to the brighter times for the hosts after the slow start.
The hosts will be hoping to strengthen their backline as they concede too often, so Mainz will opt for the defensive tactic against HSV.
HSV are enduring another horrendous season. They are now winless for five games with four defeats and a draw. The visitors are attributed by the shameful stat – they haven’t been able to score for 450 minutes in Bundesliga. They even recently deployed the 17-year-old Jann-Fiete Arp who became the first player born after the 2000 to register an appearance in Bundesliga.
Mainz vs Hamburger: Head-to-head
Back in May when the two sides collided the match ended without goals. Four out of last five matches at Opel Arena between the two sides yielded more than two goals wherein both teams managed to score at least one.
Mainz vs Hamburger: Prediction
Mainz will focus on the defense, while HSV will push for goals for sure. Therefore, the hosts will have a lot of chances for counter-attacking which is their advantage in this contest. If one of the two sides scores early on, we might see an open match with several goals.
Mainz vs Hamburger: Bet Tips
The main bet will be Over 2.5 goals for 2.06 odds
A decent alternate is Both Teams to Score for 1.90 odds.
All match odds are from 1xBet.