Mainz vs Hertha Berlin
Date: Saturday, 6 October 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: OPEL ARENA (Mainz).
Hertha BSC climbed up to third place after a stunning 2-0 victory over the reigning champions Bayern Munich last Friday. Vedad Ibisevic and Ondrej Duda inspired a massive upset and boosted up team’s confidence significantly ahead of this weekend’s trip to Mainz.
The Old Lady truly got off to a dream start to the new season. They are currently lock on points with Bayern Munich in second and just a single shy of table-toppers Borussia Dortmund. Can they maintain such rhythm and stay in the battle for the very top of the standings much longer?
Saturday’s clash with the O-Fives should really give Pal Dardai’s men a chance to keep shining given Mainz have by no means been enjoying a fine form of late. The hosts failed to find the back of the net in last three league matches which saw them claim only a single point in the process.
Mainz vs Hertha Berlin: Head-to-head
Hertha have a positive head to head record with Mainz (11 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats so far).
However, it’s the O-Fives who have dominated this match-up in recent years.
Mainz won three on the bounce against the Old Lady without conceding a single goal along.
Just one of last seven head to head affairs saw goals at both ends.
Mainz vs Hertha Berlin Prediction
Hertha’s defensive line did well to keep things tight at the back so far in the season. They have league’s second-best defensive record with seven goals shipped in six matches. Knowing Mainz have been struggling badly for goals recently, we have to try with Dardai’s troops to keep a clean sheet at a huge 3.40 longshot.
Hertha’s win is paid at 2.75, while the more conservative punters will clearly fancy the in-form visitors not to lose bet at the odds of 1.53. Since Mainz also played very tight at the back so far in the season, you probably won’t make a mistake with the Under 2.5 goals FT pick either.
Mainz vs Hertha Berlin Bet Tips
Hertha or Draw @ 1.53 (8/15)
Hertha to keep a clean sheet @ 3.40 (12/5).