Mainz vs Bochum: prediction for the Bundesliga match
Mainz are having a solid season - Bo Svensson's team is currently 10th in Bundesliga standings. Carnival Club is still fighting for the European competitions spot - 6th placed Koln is only four points ahead. In the most recent round Mainz suffered a 1:4 away defeat to Leipzig, a second consecutive loss for them.
Bochum also enjoyed a successful first half of the season - Thomas Reis' men are currently at the 11th spot in the standings. Club is five points ahead of the relegation play-off zone, but it is not a serious handicap. In the most recent match Bochum recorded a home victory over Wolfsburg (1:0) at home, ending the three-game winless streak at home.
Two out of six most recent matches of Mainz ended with that score
This bet was successful in each of two most recent matches of Mainz
In each of two most recent matches Mainz conceded in the first half
Mainz put up a terrible performance in two most recent matches and got distant from the European competitions zone, so the Carnival Club will try to fix the situation. Mainz usually looks great at home matches, none of their previous six opponents managed to get the victory at MEWA Arena - we don't think that Bochum will put an end to that series.
Our prediction - Mainz to win the match
Mainz usually plays aggressively at home and we don't think that they will change the strategy this time - Carnival Club will try to get all three points today. Bochum's defensive line is far from perfect, especially on away matches, so we don't think that they will keep a clean sheet. But visitors know how to play on counter-attacks, so they should be able to score as well.
Our second bet is on both teams to score