Mainz vs Stuttgart
German – DFB Pokal
Date: Tuesday, 19th December 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena, Mainz.
Two struggling Bundesliga sides lock horns in the round of 16 of the 2017/18 edition of the DFP Pokal this Tuesday.
Mainz got their win-less streak stretched to five games with the 2-2 draw at Werder Bremen on the weekend. The team managed just 1 win from their last 8 games, which are signs that there is a lack of self belief in their camp. The incentive to win is high here with the team looking for momentum to steer away the relegation zone in the Bundesliga.
On the other hand, Stuttgart are in a similar run interms of results as they come on the back of a four match losing streak. They could have garnered a morale boosting result on the weekend against Bayern Munich, if not for a missed penalty in injury time with the score board reading 1-0.
Stuttgart had managed just 2 wins away from home this season, both coming in Pokal games. While they lost in 8 of the remaining 9.
Mainz vs Stuttgart: Predictions
Both teams are in extremely poor shape and one might not risk betting on full-time results. Also, changes to the playing elevens are obvious here.
For me the safe option is both teams to score as Mainz have kept just 2 clean sheets in their 10 home games so far and Stuttgart conceded in every away game this far.
Mainz vs Stuttgart: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score @ 1.77 odds is the safe option for this match.
You can also back Over 2.5 full-time goals to win 2.00 odd.
Mainz vs Stuttgart: Head-to-head
Stuttgart managed a narrow 1-0 win when the teams met earlier in the Bundesliga this season.
The teams share 2 wins and 2 draws each from their last 6 head-to-head meetings.
At home, Mainz are unbeaten in 8 games against Stuttgart, 4 wins and draws each.
Seven of the last 10 games between the two at Mainz saw both teams scoring.