Mainz vs Hoffenheim
Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019
Kick-Off 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: OPEL ARENA (Mainz).
Hoffenheim were genuine contenders for a place in the Champions league next season after a run of five wins and a draw in March and April. However, their form has hit a massive stumbling block since late-April.
Die Kraichgauer took just one point from last three league rounds. The negative thread began with a tough 1-4 home defeat to Wolfsburg. It was continued with a 2-2 draw away at Borussia Monchengladbach, while last weekend saw Julian Nagelsmann’s men fall 0-1 at home to Werder Bremen.
Die Kraichgauer are now three points shy of Eintracht Frankfurt and one point below Wolfsburg in the battle for the top-seven finish and a place in Europa League next season.
This is why the last round fixture against Mainz has a much bigger importance for the visiting outfit as a win here could likely grant them a place in seventh place as Frankfurt have a very tough fixture against Bayern Munich on schedule at the same time.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-head
Teams have seven wins, draws and losses each coming into 22nd head to head encounter.
Both teams scored in six of last seven head to head meetings between the two sides.
Outfits shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they locked horns in this term of Bundesliga in late-December last year.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
In spite of the fact the visitors will be much more motivated side here, we can’t underestimate the O-Fives here. The hosts are flying high attackingly with five goals scored in last two league rounds.
Given they’ve done so against the likes of RB Leipzig (a 3-3 draw) and Eintracht Frankfurt (a 0-2 win), we can easily see them on target here against Hoffenheim who shipped goals with ease recently.
Hoffenheim to win & Both teams To Score is our value-bet at 2.25 odds, while you can also try backing two or more goals to be seen in the first half at the odds of 1.72.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Bet Tips
Hoffenheim to win & Both Teams To Score @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 1.5 goals in the first half @ 1.72 (8/11).