Mainz05 vs Hoffenheim 09/26/2014 Free Bundesliga Soccer Pick and Preview
Hoffenheim vs Mainz05
Friday 26th September 2014 19:30(GMT)
The Line: Mainz05 Draw Hoffenheim See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Uk; BeinTv
Bundelsiga action on Friday night as Mainz host Hoffenheim in what should be a free flowing game of ball. Both teams have been free scoring this far with both teams netting nine in their first five games. Mainz had a terrific 2-0 win last time out at home, beating Borussia Dortmund. Up front for Mainz Okazaki has netted five in five and is the main threat, along with austrian midfielder Baumgartlinder who will work tirelessly throughout the game.
For Hoffenheim a mixture of Modeste, Szalai and Elyounoussi will provide the main goal scoring threats. Szalai and Modeste will split leading the line unless manager gisdol reverts to a 4-4-2 formation which I cant see happening any time soon. Both teams are unbeaten thus far and its hard to make a case for either one winning this one outright. Mainz have won four of their last five home games with one draw. Hoffenheim have won four of their last five away games with one draw.
The overs looks a solid bet but at the same time its not overly convincing either seeing as the last three Mainz home games have gone under the 2.5 mark. Looking for some solid info to bet on and it would appear that a draw at halftime could be the way to go in this one. Both of Mainz home games this term have been level at the break. On this basis and at odds against I think thats the value play. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo