Bochum vs Mainz – Predictions, Odds & Betting tips 06/08/2022, Team News and predicted lineups
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Bookmaker ratings: Prediction one: Mainz not to lose and Total goals under 3.5 – 1.87
Bookmaker ratings: Prediction two: Mainz goals handicap (0) – 1.60
Mainz not to lose and Total goals under 3.5
Even though Mainz won their 1st round match last season, an arduous task awaits them. They have lost five of their previous seven Bundesliga campaign openers and have failed to win any of their last six first away matches of a German Top division (D1, L5).
Meanwhile, the hosts will be hoping to win their season opener for the first time since 2016/17 (D1, L4).
Considering those facts, we will back the visitors “Not to lose and total goals under 3.5” outcome.
Mainz goals handicap (0)
In theory, despite losing two centre-backs, Mainz still have a better squad than Bochum. We expect they have enough quality and strength to cover 0 goals handicap in this matchup.
Preliminary review and match prediction for Bochum vs Mainz
One of the Bochum’s objectives were to keep their place in Bundesliga last season, and they did it confidently. They finished 13th, nine points away from relegation zone.
However, the upcoming season will be more demanding, as they lost some key players this summer.
Young defender Maxim Leitsch has moved to Mainz, while another team star Armel Bella-Kotchap left for Southampton. Die Unabsteigbaren also have the arduous task of replacing forward Sebastian Polter, the team’s top league scorer the previous season, with ten goals.
Meanwhile, Bochum kicked off their new campaign with 3:0 win against Viktoria Berlin in DFB Pokal’s 1st round last weekend.
— VfL Bochum 1848 (@VfLBochum1848EN) August 3, 2022
On the other hand, Mainz have enjoyed their Bundesliga 2021/22 season, finishing in 8th place, which was their best since 2015/16.
Die Nullfünfer could fight for European spots, but the huge gulf between their home and away form saw them be out of the top 6. To clarify, Mainz were the third-best home team in the league with 35 points and the second lowest away team with total of 11 points.
Meanwhile, the visitors have lost two centre-backs this summer. Moussa Niakhate joined Nottingham Forest, while Sporting signed Jeremiah St. Juste.
Coming into this game, Mainz have secured 3:0 win against Erzgebirge Aue in the 1st round of the German Cup.
- The hosts have scored at least 2 goals in their previous 3 league games
- Mainz are unbeaten in their last 3 matches in all competitions
- There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in Mainz’s previous 4 away league fixtures
Head to Head
- DFP: Bochum 3:1 Mainz (18/01/2022)
- BUN: Mainz 1:0 Bochum (15/01/2022)
- BUN: Bochum 2:0 Mainz (21/08/2021)
Danilo Soares is likely to miss Saturday’s match due to a hip issue.
Anton getting Stach in there💪
— Mainz 05 English (@Mainz05en) August 2, 2022
For the visitors, there are no major injuries to worry about.
Bochum: Riemann; Horn, Ordets, Lampropoulos, Gamboa, Stoger, Losilla, Holtmann, Asano, Zoller, Hofmann
Mainz: Zentner; Hack, Leitsch, Bell, Martin, Stach, Kohr, Lee, Widmer, Burkardt, Onisiwo
If you are looking for safe bets, you can try “Mainz’s double chance” outcome. This bet has odds of 1.37 at 22Bet.
Most popular FAQ for Bochum vs Mainz
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
The last match between these teams ended in a 3:1 win for Bochum in January 2022.
Where will this fixture be played?
This fixture will be played at Vonovia Ruhrstadion
Where to watch?
Star+, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend checking out the odds at 22Bet for Bochum vs Mainz
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