1. FSV Mainz 05 vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is one of the matches that will be played on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in the twenty-ninth round of the Bundesliga. The match is scheduled at the Opel Arena in Mainz.
Mainz has not won in the last four meetings
Mainz is increasingly threatened by Fortuna Dusseldorf, the team behind it in the standings, in the position that sends it to the dam to avoid relegation. Ranked fifteenth, Mainz has only one point ahead. Since resuming the competition, he has won only two points, in the three games played. All the other teams behind each collected several points and managed to get closer to the place that can save them from relegation. We must admit that he did not play badly in the matches with Cologne and Union Berlin. A difficult end to the season follows, in which he meets direct opponents in relegation (Augsburg, Frankfurt, Werder Bremen) and Borussia Dortmund. Robin Quaison has scored twelve goals. The Swede has not scored in the last four games and I think it is worth trying a bet like mark at any time.
Hoffenheim is back in the fight for the Europa League
After a seven-match winless streak, Hoffenheim seemed to have given up a possible Europa League appearance. The victory in the last stage, with Cologne (3-1), gives him hopes for a European qualification again. In Wednesday’s meeting, he quickly took the score to 3-0 and had an extra man. Everything seemed very simple. I can’t understand what’s in the head of a player who gets a red card in these conditions. Benjamin Hubner was eliminated just two minutes after his team scored the 3-0 goal. It was followed by a domination of the guest team that managed to score and had the shot from 11 meters. Luck came from Uth, who missed the penalty, because otherwise the end would have been very difficult. In Kramaric’s absence, Christoph Baumgartner is the team’s top scorer, with six goals scored.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim Picks
Both teams have a motivation in this season finale. Mainz is fighting to avoid relegation, and Hoffenheim wants a presence in Europe. In the last ten direct matches, played on the Opel Arena, Mainz has only lost twice in front of the opponent. In the other eight he has five victories and three draws. In these past stages I noticed an increase in the game of this formation. There are good signs that give him the opportunity to hope that he can be saved. For this he needs positive results. There is no time for mistakes. The meeting with Hoffenheim must bring him the points that will give him more confidence. We are going on a double in favor of the hosts, but it is also worth a try for Mainz.
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