FSV Mainz 05 and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will go head to head in a game of the 29th round in the 2019-20 German Bundesliga at Opel Arena on Saturday. Mainz are in genuine danger of getting relegated toward the finish of the season, as they as of now sit on 15th spot with 28 points, only one more than the first team in the peril zone. Hoffenheim are up at 7th place having gathered 39 points up until this point.
Mainz is experiencing difficulty winning matches. From their last 10 league games, they won just twice. The principal purpose behind their ruin is the defense which is the most exceedingly terrible in the league. The attack couldn’t make up for the 61 goals they yielded as of now.
The O-fives are winless in 4 matches at present and that puts them fifteenth in the table. Something must be done to change this situation or, more than likely they are going into the red zone.
Hoffenheim is only 3 points away from a potential Europa League qualification place. From 28 matches they have won and lost 11 each. As of late, they managed to end a 7 game winless run with the success over FC Koln. This must bring some certainty while conflicting with a team battling to keep things at the back.
Mainz is on the edge of the relegation zone, in the fifteenth spot with 28 points, only one point more than Fortuna in the sixteenth spot. With 3 draws and one loss in their last 4 games, we can say that Mainz is on a positive run, yet just draws won’t keep Mainz in Bundesliga.
In their last three games in Bundesliga, Mainz has conceded 8 goals, while scoring just 3 goals. Mainz was playing against Union Berlin in their midweek match in Bundesliga. Mainz was the better team in that match with 60% of ball possession, 6 corner kicks, 2 shots on goal, and 82% of the correct passes. This was a strong game where we saw one goal on each side in the first half, and the outcome hasn’t changed again in this match.
Quaison is the leading goal scorer for Mainz this season with 12 goals. Zentner is the only harmed player for Mainz, which is something worth being thankful for because coach Beierlorzer will require every player accessible for rotation because the games are being played every few days.
Relegation race is tight in Bundesliga this season, and Mainz isn’t any preferable or more terrible over the rest of the teams at the bottom of the table which is the reason the skirmish of the most vulnerable team in Bundesliga is that interesting.
After eight games without a success, Hoffenheim has at last won every one of the three points in Bundesliga against Koln prior this week. Hoffenheim didn’t have an especially decent game with just 43% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 0 corner kicks, and 83% of the correct passes.
Hoffenheim probably won’t have been the better team, yet they were more effective with 3 scored goals and they dominated this game 3-1. With these 3 points, Hoffenheim is presently in the seventh spot in the standings with 39 points, 3 points less than Wolfsburg on the Europa League spot.
Kramaric is the top goal scorer in Hoffenheim with 7 goals, yet he is harmed and won’t play. Baumgartner has included 6 goals. Beldofil and Adamyan are likewise harmed and will miss this game.
Hoffenheim is in a comparable circumstance as Eintracht, however, the thing that matters is that Hoffenheim didn’t lose a few significant players, they lost their previous head coach, Julia Nagglesman who was their strongest link. The fight for that last spot that prompts the Europa League is likewise amazingly tense and exciting.
The arrival of the Bundesliga has been interesting with splendid football on the show each matchday and Saturday will be the same. Mainz, battling relegation in 15th spot, welcome Hoffenheim, pursuing Europe in 7th, at the Coface Arena.
The hosts could frantically utilize a success currently to end a winless streak of four matches. Just one point over the relegation play-off spot, they could do with a repeat of the outcome they got in the reverse fixture of this experience. It’s no distortion to call their 5-1 triumph at Hoffenheim one of the unexpected consequences of the campaign.
In addition to the fact that Mainz blitzed their rivals, however, they likewise did it with ten men – four of their goals coming after midfielder Ridle Baku got his walking orders. A repeat of that freak scoreline appears to be impossible given that Mainz have just scored more than once in three of their last 11 Bundesliga matches.
Hoffenheim got their first triumph in eight matches when they cleared Cologne aside in a 3-1 home win on Wednesday night. Recollect the name, Christoph Baumgartner. The 20-year-old seemed as though a star in the making with his man-of-the-match move in that far-reaching win, scoring a brace and setting up the other goal. His assist may have been his most attractive contribution, as well, a sharp backheel to Steven Zuber.
If Baumgartner can impact this game how he did against Cologne, there may be one winner. Even though they have drawn their last three away games, Hoffenheim have been strong out and about this season. We imagine that they can expand on this amazing success with a wrathful three points at Mainz.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim Head-to-head (h2h)
The two teams have won twice in their last 5 meetings in the league. Mainz has a 2 match-winning run going on in head to head games.
The two teams found the back of the net in 8 of their 9 past conflicts across all venues.
Eight matches additionally had a score with more than 2.5 goals also. The hosts have 2 successes and a loss in the 5 past matches against this opposition.
Every one of the 4 recent head to head games here had over 2.5 goals altogether. The two sides scored in each one of those 4 matches at this ground too.
The hosts are on a 4 game winless run in the league. Hoffenheim is likewise on a 5 match winless streak away from home.
Date: Saturday, 30 May 2020
Start Time: 14:30 BST/15:30 CET
Venue: OPEL ARENA
TV Channel: BT Sport(UK), FOX Sports (US)
Mainz vs Hoffenheim Prediction
There is a clear pattern that is visible in the past meetings between these two teams. Most of their matches had more than 2.5 goals and the two teams found the net in those games too.
The host team is yielding an average of 2.17 goals per game. They never had a clean sheet in 9 of their last 10 league games. So also, Hoffenheim failed to defend in the last 5 matches on road.
In 21 of the 28 matches that Mainz played the score had over 2.5 goals. A comparative scoreline can be found in 18 matches of the away team moreover.
In this way, the two teams to score and over 2.5 goals are two similarly acceptable choices for this Bundesliga tie.
Mainz need to start getting results to guarantee their security. An anticipated battering from RB Leipzig aside, they have looked strong enough since the Bundesliga’s arrival. In any case, Hoffenheim’s big win could connote the beginning of a run.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim Probable lineups
Probable lineup: Brosinski (c) – Onisiwo, Müller – Hack, Kunde, Bruma, Barreiro, Mateta, Quaison, Niakhate – Baku
Out: Zentner (knee), Latza (suspended)
Doubtful: St. Juste (knee)
Coach: Achim Beierlorzer
Probable lineup: Baumann – Zuber – Rudy (c), Kaderabek, Posch, Bicakcic, Samassekou, Bebou, Baumgartner, Geiger – Skov
Out: Belfodil (knee), Hübner (suspended)
Doubtful: Kramaric (ankle), Adamyan (ankle), Grillitsch (groin), Stafylidis (muscular)
Coach: Alfred Schreuder