Mainz vs Hoffenheim
2017/18 German Bundesliga
Date: Wednesday, 20th September 2017
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena, Mainz.
The first Wednesday match of midweek Bundesliga round will take place in Cologne, where FC Koln welcome Eintracht Frankfurt. The two sides are under the immense pressure following their horrendous start of the season, and it will be exciting to watch whether one of the two sides will come on top.
FSV Mainz 05
The 05ers had the most difficult visit in Bundesliga in the previous round as they took on Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena. They were obliterated with four-goal margin without threatening the goal of the Bavarians.
Mainz are currently in the 15th position so they are very close to the relegation zone, but taking the fact that they will face Hoffenheim a draw would probably satisfy them.
Similar to the other Bundesliga teams that represent Germany in UEFA competitions, Hoffenheim are facing an extremely tight schedule in the forthcoming weeks. Despite the difficulties, Julian Nagelsmann’s men are one of the three undefeated sides in BuLi and they will aim at least a draw at Opel Arena.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-head
The meetings between the two sides were mostly fruitful goal fests with both sides scoring most of the time. Hoffenheim have a negative head to head record at Opel Arena with only one victory, back in 2011.
4.6 – Average number of goals scored in the last 5 matches between these two teams.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
Both sides are likely to see some rotations in this match in order to keep the fitness levels up and avoid fatigue as much as possible ahead of the upcoming games during the weekend. Hoffenheim’s squad depth is their strength here so they are likely to edge this one out.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Hoffenheim +0 Asian Handicap at the odds of 1.98.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for First Half Draw at the odds of 2.05.