Bochum vs Mainz: prediction for the Bundesliga match
Bochum had a decent previous season and managed to retain their Bundesliga spot, earning 42 points in 34 games. At the start of the current season Die Unabsteigbaren hammered Viktoria Berlin in DFB-Pokal (3:0).
Team had no big signings during the transfer window, but Armel Bella-Kotchap, Maxim Leitsch and Sebastian Polter have left the club.
Mainz easily beat Erzgebirge Aue in the first round of DFB-Pokal (3:0). The Carnival Club was extremely close to the European competitions zone in the previous season, but eventually finished only 8th in the standings.
Mainz have been incredibly active during the summer transfer window. Team signed Dominik Kohr, Delano Burgzorg, Marcus Ingvartsen, Maxim Leitsch and Angelo Fulgini. However, some players left the club: Jerry St. Juste, Moussa Niakhate, Luca Killian and David Nemeth are among them.
In each of four latest matches Bochum conceded in the first half
Opponents exchanged goals in each of three latest head-to-head matches
This bet played in four of five latest matches of Mainz
Mainz signed a number of new players, so they will need some time for adaptation. Bochum look great at their home, they even beat Bayern here in the previous season. Hosts have a strong offensive line, which visitors have problems with defensive game. Especially on away matches, they were unable to keep a clean sheet for 15 matches in a row. Bochum should be able to score at least once tonight.
Our prediction - Bochum: IT over 1
It's not easy to guess the result of this game, but we think that hosts are slight favourites for this one. As we already stated, Bochum look great at home, sometimes they are capable of a surprise. Mainz is certainly not an unbeatable opponent, especially when they are the visiting team.
Our second bet is on Bochum to win with a (0) handicap