Wolfsburg vs Mainz
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: VOLKSWAGEN ARENA (Wolfsburg).
Mainz have not been pulling up any trees in recent weeks. They conceded as many as eight goals in devastating back-to-back defeats to Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen. Such losses came as a massive shock after a pair of fine showings in wins over Stuttgart and Nurnberg.
Luckily for their fans, the O-Fives enjoyed a fine form in the first half of the season and they are still miles away from the relegation scrap.
However, the visitors don’t have too many reasons for optimism ahead of Saturday’s fixture with Wolfsburg away at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA.
Mainz generally conceded loads on travels throughout the entire season. They shipped 18 goals in 10 away fixtures this term. If we add eight allowed goals in past two Bundesliga affairs, we have to expect another productive performance from Wolves here.
Wolfsburg vs Mainz: Head-to-head
Each of last six head to head matches between these two outfits ended in draws, none of which produced three or more goals (either 0-0 or 1-1).
All of past nine head to head games saw fewer than three goals scored.
Wolfsburg lead the overall H2H tie by five wins ahead of 34th meeting with the O-Fives, but the draw was the most common of outcomes historically.
Wolfsburg vs Mainz: Prediction
Wolfsburg sit 7th in the Bundesliga ladder being just one point shy of sixth Bayer Leverkusen. They were very close to snatching a three-pointer last Saturday away at Schwarzwald-Stadion, but Freiburg somehow saved a point with a last-gasp equalizer to set the final score at 3-3.
Wolves previously dispatched Hertha 0-1 in the capital and we can say they will generally head into this in high spirits. The home win looks to be a banker because of Mainz’s dreadful form in past two games. We also expect to see three or more goals for the first time in ten H2H games between these two sides.
Wolfsburg vs Mainz: Bet Tips
Wolfsburg to win @ 1.66 (4/6)
Wolfsburg Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).