Hoffenheim v Mainz Betting Tips: 1, 2018-12-23

Bundesliga Betting Tips

Sunday 23rd December 2018
Kickoff: 1700hrs
Pick: Hoffenheim to win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.53 (odds taken at 20:08 GMT, 22 Dec 2018)

There’s just the one league match being played in the German Bundesliga this Sunday evening when Hoffenheim play host to Mainz as the betting tips continue…

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Hoffenheim Prediction

Hoffenheim sit in 7th place in the Bundesliga and all three points in this clash would see them move level on points with 5th placed Eintracht Frankfurt, so the hosts have plenty of incentive to gain a positive result at their WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena today.

Hoffenheim are unbeaten in their last nine league matches overall which includes wins against Nurnberg, Stuttgart, Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg while also being involved in stalemates in their last five matches on the trot.

The hosts have therefore been a hard nut to crack in the German top flight, but they’ll be keen to make further improvements to their home record which stands at 3-3-2 13/8 but they come into this encounter on the back of four matches without defeat on home soil.

Hoffenheim also possess numerous attacking options in the shape of forwards Nelson and Kramaric (6 goals apiece) as well as Belfodil, Joelinton and Szalai who have all scored 4 goals each.

Mainz Prediction

Mainz currently occupy a bottom half position in the Bundesliga in 12th place after collecting just one league win from their last five matches which was a 1-0 win away at 14th placed Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Although they’ve suffered recent defeats to Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, points nicked off Hannover and Eintracht Frankfurt both in 1-1 draws at home, have kept them a safe six points clear of the relegation play-off spot.

An away record of 2-1-4 6/12 still requires further attention though, and despite wins at bottom half opposition, Freiburg and Fortuna Dusseldorf, Mainz have not performed well away at top half opposition, with three of their four defeats on the road coming against top half opposition.

In addition, Mainz have found goals hard to come by on the road, failing to score in 3 of their 7 away matches to date, and this could again be their undoing at Hoffenheim on Sunday.

Betting Tips Verdict

Hoffenheim are a stubborn unit to beat and with scoring goals a difficulty for the visitors, the hosts should record all three points here.