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In the German Bundesliga, Hoffeinheim will welcome Mainz this Saturday.
Hoffenheim was defeated for the first time this season last weekend when the team visited RB Leipzig and stood defeated with a 2:1 result. However, it needs to be said that the team played with a man less last thirty minutes and didn’t look that bad, actually probably earning a point in case they stood playing with all eleven players.
They were even the first one to take the lead, in 18th minute via Amiri, while the hosts leveled up the result in 38th minute via Werner, while as said, guests stood playing with a man less in 60th minute when Wagner had to leave the field due a red card given. Hosts increased the tempo and earned the second goal in 77th minute via Sabitzer. Hoffenheim is now at fifth position having same number of points as Dortmund and remain in must win situation in order to chase the Champions League position.
Mainz, on the other side, comes from second consecutive draw, as the team managed to take a point in a home match against Dortmund holding the opponent to a 1:1 draw last weekend. Their visitors were actually better and more dominant, as the guests even took the lead in third minute with a goal from Reus and looked slightly better for the most of the game.
However, hosts surprised them towards the end of the game with a goal in 83rd minute scored by Latza, while the guests had no further time to respond later on. Mainz now remained in the middle of the table, at tenth position to be precise, as the team has now eight points less than Europa League placed Hertha and seven more than play-out placed Ingolstadt.
Hoffenheim have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches against Mainz in all competitions. They lost for the first time this season in their last game, so I think they’ll be in against Mainz with every attack force available.
- Take Hoffeinheim win, Odd 2.00
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