Mainz 05 – Hoffenheim
We are heading to the Opel Arena in Mainz where Mainz 05 will face Hoffenheim in a fixture from the 29th round of the Bundesliga. Let’s take a look in these football prediction betting tips today.
Mainz 05 won just two points in three games since the end of the coronavius quarantine. This didn’t help them much to improve their standings – Mainz are just one point above the 16th Fortuna Dusseldorf and the relegation playoff spot. They must use each opportunity to win points now.
During the week Mainz 05 won a point with their 4th draw for the season. Achim Beierlorzer’s team visited the capital Berlin and went home with a point after a 1-1 draw against Union Berlin. Mainz actually opened the score with an early goal from Baku, but the team’s defense didn’t survive the 33th minute when Ingvartsen equalised for Union. Mainz have all reasons to be unhappy with this result as they played more than 50 minutes with a man more on the pitch.
Hoffenheim finally showed some signs of life during the week. On Wednesday Hoffe hosted Koln and crushed the Billy Goats with 3-1 at the PreZero Arena. This was Hoffenheim’s first win since the quarantine. Christoph Baumgartner played a terrific game and score twice, while Steven Zuber added one more for the hosts.
Hoffenheim finished the game with a man less on the pitch. In the 50th minute Benjamin Hubner was sent off with a red card. He won’t be avaliable for the next game on Saturday against Mainz 05.
In these football prediction betting tips today we expect to see some kind of a response from Mainz 05 after three games without a win since the quarantine. But against them it’s a team which won its last game in the league.