Hoffenheim – Mainz ( 10 Feb 2018)

Occupies the 9th place with 28 points after 21 rounds.
There is no victory for 5 matches, and 3 of them have lost but were heavy games.
In the championship he lost only with Gladbach and Leverkusen and was forced into 5 of the 10 games he held there.
The offensive splits 6-7 with Augsburg and has 32 successes.
Defense is just over the other 3 bands and has scored 33 goals.
The only player who is in trouble is Demirbay, who is injured.
The probable team (3-5-2): Baumann – Akpoguma, Vogt, Hubner – Kaderabek, Amiri, Geiger, Rupp, Schulz – Gnabry, Kramaric.

He is in the barrier position, 16th, with 20 points after 21 rounds.
He crosses a nightmare because he has lost 4 of the last 5 games.
He has no victory in the Bundesliga and in 6 out of ten he was defeated.
The attack is in 12th place, on the same footing as Wolfsburg’s, and has 24 successes.
The defensive is next to Cologne’s weakest in the championship with 37 goals scored.
Oztunali has little chances to play because of physical problems.
The probable team (3-5-2): Adler – Bell, Gbamin, Diallo – Brosinski, Serdar, Jong, Latza, Holtmann – Quaison, Muto.

Direct meetings
The 19 times they have met and the situation is almost perfect.
Mainz leads with 7 wins, and Hoffenheim has 6 and six times finished in draw.
The hosts of this game have won 3-2 in the championship round.
They also won the last confrontation with this opponent on their own field, 4-0.

My tip for Hoffenheim vs Mainz
It is clear that Hoffenheim is the better team, finishing in the Champions League last season, while Mainz was just above the relegation line, and they are now seventh-ranking.
The hosts of this game, of course, will also have the advantage of their own home, lost only 2 times home this season with Bundesliga, strong Gladbach and Leverkusen, and in 6 out of 8 disputes on the table there were at least 2 goals.
The guest band is very modest, especially on the move, and she has not managed to win any in this championship, and in nine out of 10 scored at least 2 times, except for a 1-0 match in Stuttgart.
And in the last six straight encounters Hoffe lost just once in all the other 5 disputes with at least two goals.

Our Prediction: Over 1,5 goals @ 1.44

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