FSV Mainz 05 1-4-11, VfL Wolfsburg 6-4-2
1/19/21 2:30 pm
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FSV Mainz 05 is hosting VfL Wolfsburg at Opel Arena in round 17 in the German Bundesliga.
Mainz is the weakest team in Bundesliga so far this season, and they haven’t won any of their last 9 games, but they have had a few fantastic moments in their last game against Borussia Dortmund. Mainz has had the extremely low 27% of ball possession in that game, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and only 65% of the correct passes. Mainz has had one chance in this game in the 57th minute, and they have scored a goal. In the 73rd minute Mainz has conceded a goal, and just 3 minutes later a penalty kick. Luckily for Mainz Borussia Dortmund has missed that penalty kick, and this game ended in a 1-1 draw. Mainz is in 17th place with only 7 points at the moment, and they are 7 points away from the safe zone. Offensively, Mainz is averaging almost 1 scored goal per game, but their defense is terrible, and they have conceded 34 goals. Mateta is the leading goalscorer for Mainz with 7 goals. Kunde and Fernandes are both injured for Mainz at this time. I don’t think Mainz can get out of the relegation zone, but they could reach the relegation playoff spot, and that will be their maximum this season.
Wolfsburg was one of the best teams in Bundesliga for a while, but they have since cooled off, and Wolfsburg hasn’t won any of their last 3 games. Despite this slump, Wolfsburg is still pretty high in the standings, in 6th place with 26 points, 24 scored goals, and 19 conceded goals. Wolfsburg has conceded 6 goals in their last 3 games, but they have had a lot of injury problems on the defensive end, while Wolfsburg has scored 4 goals in said three games. In their last game against Leipzig at home, Wolfsburg has had 47% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 74% of the correct passes. After conceding a goal in the 4th minute, Wolfsburg scored 2 goals until halftime, and they were ahead. In the 54th minute, Leipzig has tied the score, and this match has ended in a 2-2 draw. Roussillon, Bruma, and Kasten are injured for Wolfsburg. Weghorst has been scoring a lot of goals this season, and he is Wolfsburg's leading goalscorer with 11 goals. The problem for Wolfsburg is that they lack offensive options, which is something they need to fix as soon as possible if they want to stay this high in the standings.
Mainz hasn’t won any of their last 9 games, and they still haven’t won a game at home so far this season. the trends are on Wolfsburg’s side in this matchup, and they are the better team here, and I will take it.