Mainz set for a return to form against Bochum

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    12 Jan 2022 | Bundesliga | Preview
    Mainz set for a return to form against Bochum

    On Saturday afternoon, two mid-table Bundesliga teams do battle, as Mainz host Bochum at the MEWA Arena.

    Mainz’s form has slipped of late in the Bundesliga, as Bo Svensson’s team has won just two of their last eight matches in the German top-flight. A 4-1 defeat at RB Leipzig last time out was also the home side’s third loss in their last four matches in the Bundesliga.

    Despite their recent slump in form, Mainz are still in touch with the league’s top-six, as they are tenth-place in the table and four points adrift of the European spots in the German top-flight.

    Mainz have maintained a decent home record during their recent bumpy spell of form, as they are five matches unbeaten on home soil in the Bundesliga, including winning their last two home matches, while scoring seven goals without reply.

    In their last home game, they hammered Hertha Berlin 4-0.

    Bochum are just one place and one point below their hosts in the table and are enjoying a solid return to the Bundesliga this season. Like Mainz, their form has wobbled slightly of late.

    However, a 1-0 home win over Wolfsburg last time out ended a mini three-game winless run in the German top-flight.

    The game against the Wolves followed a familiar low-scoring trend, as their last four league games have all now produced under 2.5 goals.

    Bochum’s home form will need to improve if they are to challenge for a top-half finish in the Bundesliga, as they have now lost three of their previous four league matches on their travels.

    Poor defensive displays have cost Bochum on their travels of late, as they have conceded two goals in all three of their recent away defeats.

    Forebet predicts that Mainz will bounce back to winning ways by recording a victory in a high-scoring encounter.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 1
    1.57 3.80 6.50 no no no
    1 - 0(0 - 0)
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