Mainz vs VfB Stuttgart
2018/19 French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 26th August 2018
Kick off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena (Mainz).
Mainz will take on VFB Stuttgart on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga as the German league becomes the last major one in European to start its season.
Most bookmakers can’t split these two teams and seen them as equals and that would be about right. But some have swayed for Mainz simply because they are the home side and will have maybe more motivation to win their first game of the season in front of their home fans.
Mainz have made some big signings compared to the usual German budget and brought in Jean-Phillippe Mateta from Lyon for just over 7m euros, they have also bought Moussa Niakhate from Metz for 5m euros.
VFB Stuttgart paid fellow Bundesliga team over 4m euros for midfielder Gonzalo Castro and hope that Nicolas Gonzalez will be able to score the goals as he comes from Argentinos Juniors for 7.5m euros.
Mainz vs VfB Stuttgart: Head to Head
- Mainz have won the last two games at home to VFB Stuttgart and scored 6 goals in the process.
- VFB Stuttgart have not won at this ground since 2005.
- 3 from the last 4 games home or away has had over 3.5 goals.
Mainz vs VfB Stuttgart: Prediction
Our main bet here is to see both teams to score and we also hope that Gonzalez gets to play for the away side because he looks like a talent and can score goals. We will opt for the home win as Mainz have a very good record at home to Stuttgart who clearly do not like coming here.
We should see a very good fast paced game with some goals that will be sure to entertain the fans. But Mainz should have more than enough in this opening weekend match.
Mainz vs VfB Stuttgart: Bet Tips
Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5)
Mainz to beat Stuttgart at 2.75 (7/4)
Anytime goal scorer: Nicolas Gonzalez (VFB Stuttgart) at 3.75 (11/4).