Mainz vs Hertha Berlin
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 14 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena (Mainz).
Mainz have got off to the worst possible start in the new campaign and have hit rock bottom in the table with just three games down. The hosts are yet to pick up a point as well and have been admitting defeat by a two-goal margin or more in each of their previous three games in a running.
The reigning champions ran riot over them in their most recent matchup at the Allianz Arena with Bayern slotting six past them to post a whopping 6-1 scoreline at the last blast of the whistle.
At home, the hosts took an initial lead against Borussia Monchengladbach, only for their counterparts to reply with three of their own.
Despite forcing Bayern to share the spoils with them in the opener, Hertha Berlin have since gone on to lose their last two games in a row. The visitors were thrashed by a 3-0 scorecard at home by Wolfsburg and suffered a similar blow in their previous outing against Schalke.
With neither side registering a win so far, you can certainly count on both the teams to be equally optimistic of coming out on top this weekend.
Mainz vs Hertha Berlin Head to head (h2h)
- Three of their last five meetings have ended in defeat for Hertha Berlin.
- Their previous encounter at this venue finished in a stalemate.
- Only two of their last seven matches have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Hertha have emerged victoriously in just three of their previous eleven clashes here.
Mainz vs Hertha Berlin Prediction
The home team are yet to offer anything for their fans to cheer about and will be hoping to put an end to their dismal run when they lock horns with fellow bottom tier side Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
To their defense, two of the last three matches for Mainz were against teams that finished inside the top five last time around. Furthermore, the squad have been at the losing end just once in their last five Bundesliga games on home soil.
On the other hand, Hertha Berlin have not got the better of this opponent in any of their last four visits to this stadium.
However, it also needs saying that their foes have already picked a point off of the title holders in one of their trips on the road and have also managed to hold Mainz to a draw in three of their last six outings here.
So, there is a slight chance that Hertha will be able to salvage a point at the most, as a win for the visitors definitely does not fit the equation.
All of their previous six head to head clashes here have seen under 2.5 goals on the scorecards. Taking into account both the teams have scored just two goals apiece so far as well, a low scoring clash is definitely looming large in this one.
Mainz vs Hertha Berlin Betting tips
Double chance: Mainz or draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).