2020-21 Bundesliga – Mainz vs Hoffenheim Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Mainz vs Hoffenheim kick off? Sunday 29th November, 2020 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Mainz vs Hoffenheim being played? OPEL ARENA, Mainz

Where can I get tickets for Mainz vs Hoffenheim? No tickets are available as Bundesliga 1 matches are currently taking place without spectators

What TV channel is Mainz vs Hoffenheim on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Mainz vs Hoffenheim in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Bet365 subscribers can stream German Bundesliga matches so it is worth checking their schedule

THE TEAM NEWS

MAINZ

PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Zentner; St. Juste, Hack, Niakhate; Oztunali, Barreiro, Latza, Brosinski; Boetius, Quaison; Mateta

UNAVAILABLE: Mwene (Injured), Szalai (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Burkardt (Illness)

HOFFENHEIM

PREDICTED XI (3-5-2): Baumann; Posch, Vogt, Akpoguma; Rudy, Grillitsch, Baumgartner, Samassekou, Sessegnon; Dabbur, Kramaric

UNAVAILABLE: Adamyan (Isolating), Stafylidis (Injured), Bicakcic (Injured), Hubner (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Bruun Larsen (Fitness)

THE PREDICTION

Mainz finally registered their first league win of the season – and their first under coach Jan-Moritz Lichte – at Freiburg last Sunday to lift themselves out of the bottom three, thanks to a hat-trick from Jean-Philippe Mateta. That took the Frenchman’s tally to seven this season, the same as Hoffenheim counterpart Andrej Kramaric. He bagged a goal on his return to action against Stuttgart last Saturday and the two strikers will have a big role in how this contest goes. With that in mind, plus the fact Hoffenheim have not failed to score on their travels since February, both teams to score looks a good bet.

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