Mainz vs Wolfsburg
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 28 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Opel Arena (Mainz).
Mainz have got off to a very unconvincing start and are currently boasting of just one measly win from their last five games in the league. Despite ending a four-match losing streak in all competitions by coming out on top in their previous home clash with Hertha Berlin, the hosts returned to losing ways last week on the road as Schalke got the better of them with a 2-1 scoreline.
Wolfsburg are surprisingly one of the only three teams that are yet to admit defeat and have drawn more matches than any other side in the table as well. Their most recent match at home saw them hold Hoffenheim to a 1-1 draw, while their previous outing saw them share the spoils with Dusseldorf by the very same scorecard.
The hosts are just two points shy of hitting rock bottom in the table, while Wolfsburg are sporting a six-point cushion over the foes at the moment. Given the erratic record at hand, Mainz’s chances of climbing up the ladder this week are certainly looking bleak.
Mainz vs Wolfsburg Head to head (h2h)
- Both teams have a win apiece in their last nine games.
- Their previous encounter ended in a 3-0 win for Wolfsburg.
- A high scoring clash with over 2.5 goals on the charts has occurred just twice in the past ten clashes.
- Only one of their last five fixtures here have finished as a stalemate.
Mainz vs Wolfsburg Prediction
Sandro Schwarz’s men have been letting their fans down even at home, with their only win here coming against the struggling Hertha Berlin. Their foes for the weekend, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last three trips on the road, in all competitions.
Additionally, the visitors have scored four times from their last two Bundesliga outings and have conceded just once in the process as well. Given the dismal form that Mainz are on, Wolfsburg are the favorites to come away with the three points here.
However, Olivier Glasner’s men were forced to settle for no more than a point in three of their last five games, one of which was away from home. Taking into account that their previous three visits to this venue in a running have also seen the scores tied at the end of the ninety minutes, the safest punt is a double chance favoring Wolfsburg.
Furthermore, the hosts have just three goals to their name from their last two home games, while Wolfsburg have managed just one more in their respective outings. Given that all of their last ten head to head clashes here have also featured a maximum of two goals or less in the final scoreline, a low scoring matchup is definitely in the reckoning.
Mainz vs Wolfsburg Betting Tips
Double chance: Draw or Wolfsburg @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).