Mainz 05 vs Hoffenheim
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 29 November 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Opel Arena.
The 05ers are easily one of the worst teams in the whole competition, and are placed 15th in a table of 18. They have so far secured a total of four points – courtesy of a win against the 14th placed Freiburg (another struggling team), and a draw against the dead-last placed Schalke.
They also have conceded the second-most number of goals of all the teams in the league, and have been a total failure at home over the last several months as well. In fact, they had avoided relegation the last season by a whisker.
Meanwhile, Die Kraichgauer were one of the best teams in the German top flight in 2019-20, and had even qualified for a Europa League spot via a sixth-place finish.
They also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years. However, they have not made a great start to their campaign this time around, and are currently desperate for points. Moreover, a great performance would also help them in rebuilding their confidence.
As such, count on Hoffenheim to take advantage of this opportunity and deliver a convincing win this Sunday.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sebastian Hoeneb’s men are on a three-match winning run.
- They have scored two or more goals in eight of the preceding eleven clashes.
- They have registered seven of the preceding nine overall wins.
- The latest encounter at this venue had ended in a 0-1 win for the guests.
- The visitors had scored a total of ten goals from the last four meetings at this venue.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
Jan-Moritz Lichte’s men recorded a 1-3 win on the road the last match-day, against Freiburg. In the meantime, Die Kraichgauer were held to a 3-3 draw at home the past game week, by Stuttgart.
Going on, the 05ers had lost 10 of their previous 13 overall match-ups, and they had conceded two or more goals in nine of the former twelve fixtures. At home, they have lost every single appearance this season, barring a draw against Schalke, and have recorded a total of just two wins here all through 2020.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 15 of their last 20 matches, and they remained so in 12 of their former 14 games on the road.
On top of that, Hoeneb’s men have a great h2h record against this rival over the past several years, and finally, Lichte’s men have one of the worst defenses in the Bundesliga.
By all means, expect a great performance from Hoffenheim this weekend.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Betting Tips
Hoffenheim 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Hoffenheim @ 1.67 (2/3).