Mainz travel to face Wolfsburg at Volkswagen Arena in a bid to get themselves in top four spot. Mainz are in 6th position with 44 points a point below Borussia Monchengladbach in the 4th, a crucial away win in this clash will lift them into the 4th position depending on other results elsewhere.
Wolfsburg are already in high spirit after their shocking 2:0 home against the Spanish giants Real Madrid they will be hoping to continue from where they left off, not just for their fans but to keep their dream of playing in Europe next season alive.
Wolfsburg are in a great form at home, they are unbeaten 34 of their last 36 Bundesliga home games, losing to only Dortmund and Bayern Munich. They are also unbeaten in 10 of their last 12 home games in all competition.
Wolfsburg have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 games.
Mainz are also in a good shape as they have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 1 out of their last 6 games in Bundesliga. There is also a remarkable 2-1 away win against Bayern Munich in the meantime. Their only loss during the period came against Borussia Dortmund.
Mainz lost 4 of their last 7 away games, with 2 wins and a draws.
Wolfsburg: Team News
Bas Dost is close to return from his injury while Jung is out for the season. The manager is expected to repeat the same team that earned them a priceless win over Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Wolfsburg: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Benaglio – Rodriguez, Dante, Naldo, Vierinha – Gustavo, Guilavogui – Henrique, Arnold, Draxler – Schurrle.
Mainz: Team News
Balogun is expected to be back into the defense and Jairo will take back his place in the left wing having served his punishment.
Mainz: Predicted Line Up (4-2-3-1)
Karius – Bussmann, Balogun, Bell, Brosiniki – Latza, Frei – Jairo, Malli, Clemens – Cordoba.
Wolfsburg vs Mainz: Head-to-Head stats
Both have won 2 matches each from their last six league meetings, while 2 matches end in draw.
Wolfsburg have won the last two home matches against Mainz by the 3-0 score line. Prior to that Mainz were unbeaten in 4 matches at Volkswagen arena, with 2 wins and 2 draws.
Wolfsburg vs Mainz: Prediction
The game would be tough but the home side have a good home record and they seem to have made the Arena a fortress which Real Madrid couldn’t go through.
I think a double chance on the home side would be a safer bet, Wolfsburg win or draw.
Best Bet: Double Chance 1X @ 1.28