Mainz vs Hoffenheim Betting Tip and Predictions. In the opening match of Round 5 in German Bundesliga, Mainz host Hoffenheim.
Mainz have two wins and two lost matches after four rounds and they are looking for another win against Hoffenheim. After two wins in a row, against B. Monchengladbach and Hannover, they lost in the previous round when Schalke beat them 2-1. This match could a good chance for home team to get back on the winning way.
Hoffenheim is still without win after four rounds and they are looking for the first win in Bundesliga this season. They will have to improve their performance in order to take points against Mainz. After classic formations 4-4-2, Hoffenheim’s coach Markus Gisdol could make some changes and transform in 4-2-3-1 and give more space to creative midfielder Rudy.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim injuries and suspensions
Mainz miss Beister (0/0 m), Frei (3/0 m) and Soto (0/0 m), while Jairo (3/1 m) and Cordoba (0/0 f) are both doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without Hamad (0/0 m) and Herdling (0/0 m).
Mainz vs Hoffenheim possible lineups
Mainz: Karius – Balogun, Bungert, Bell, Bussmann – Baumgartlinger, Latza – Clemens, Malli, Bengtsson – Muto.
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Kaderabek, Schär, Süle, J.-S. Kim – Schwegler, Polanski – E. Vargas, Rudy, Volland – Kuranyi.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim betting tip and predictions
Mainz showed at the beginning of Bundesliga decent quality and they have an advantage in this game, but I can’t underestimate visitors who will try to win for the first time this season. I expect an open match between Mainz vs Hoffenheim and at least three goals.