Mainz – Hannover SOCCER PICKS
Mainz 05 and Hannover 96 meet at Coface Arena, in a match for the 14th round of the Bundesliga. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. But the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, in 19- 08-2017, for the Bundesliga, Hannover 96 won by (0-1). M. Harnik (73 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. Attention to the house factor, since the Mainz 05 usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Borussia Dortmund, by (1-2). In the last match, they won in an away match against Fortuna Düsseldorf, by (0-1). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. For the league, Mainz 05 won 11 points out of 21 possible points, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 7 home matches. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 13 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 8 away matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 6 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Mainz have increased their performance in recent days, won 3 of the last 4 matches and are looking for another positive result to get closer to the qualifying zone for European competitions next season. The team has a defense of great quality, which suffered only 14 goals and is the third strongest of the competition, but his attack, on the other hand, scored only 12 goals and is the second worst in the national championship, but it should be stressed that has improved in this particular and scored in the last five rounds, being that before that was 5 games without scoring goals. Playing at home, as in Sunday’s game, Mainz has encountered difficulties, won only 1 of their last 5 matches and has played open matches. The last 3 games at their stadium had goals from both teams. For the match against Hannover, coach Schwarz goes to the field with the same team that beat Fortuna Düsseldorf on the last day.
After 2 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 9 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Borussia M’gladbach, by (4-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Hertha BSC, by (0-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 36 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last 7 away league matches Hannover 96 has a record of 2 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 2 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 7 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 15 of the last 23 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 13 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback.
The Hannover is doing a disastrous campaign in the Bundesliga, crosses a terrible phase, with 4 defeats in the last five rounds and goes in search of a recovery to try to leave the zone of descent. The team has an offensive sector of low quality, which scored only 15 goals and is the sixth worst in the competition, but the big problem is the enormous fragility of their defense, which suffered 28 goals and is the third weakest, both He suffered at least 2 goals in 4 of his last 5 games, being a team that attacks little, ends badly and still leaves many spaces in his defense. As a visitor, Hannover has the worst campaign among the 18 participants of the championship and it is the second team that suffered the most goals, with 19 goals suffered in 7 games, an average of almost 3 goals suffered per game away from home, which again shows your defensive problems. For the game against Mainz, coach Breitenreiter has as his only doubt Elez, who is recovering from a small injury and may be available for the game.