|Game||Mainz vs Hoffenheim|
|Date & Time||Saturday May 30, 2020, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
Mainz +0.25 (-129)
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Mainz will be looking to make the best our of their home match against Hoffenheim on Saturday, as they are now dangerously close to the red line. Hoffenheim are coming off a really solid win at home mid-week and will look for another win as they have their own things to chase.
Mainz (8-16-4) took an early lead in their away match against Union Berlin on Wednesday, but they were equalized shortly after. Their opponents saw a red card after that but Mainz simply could not create the chances to score, so they settled for a 1-1 draw. They are in dire need of some points here, as they are sitting at the 15th spot of the Bundesliga with 28 points, just one point above the relegation zone. They have the 3rd worst home record (4-8-2) and the second worst home offense with just 15 goals.
Hoffenheim (11-11-6) are coming off a solid performance at home against Koln, but they did have some luck too. They took an early lead, while their opponents saw an early red card. Hoffenheim had already scored three goals before conceding one, to eventually win by 1-3. They are now sitting at the 7th spot of the Bundesliga with 39 points, three points behind Wolfsburg and the 6th spot that leads to the Europa League qualifiers. They have been quite solid on the road so far (5-3-5) but they have not won any of their last five away matches in all competitions (0-2-3).
Mainz destroyed Hoffenheim by a massive 5-1 on the road in the reverse fixture and also remained undefeated against them last season (1-0-1). They have also been quite good as hosts against Hoffenheim over the years (5-2-4), losing just one of their last seven matches in this venue. They have a better motive to grab some points here, so I will go with them to cover a +0.25 spread.