VfB Stuttgart vs Mainz 05 Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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VfB Stuttgart vs Mainz 05 Match Prediction

By Phill Barrs

After opening day losses, Stuttgart and Mainz will each look to get their season's truly started on Saturday. Newly promoted Stuttgart were welcomed back away to Hertha Berlin, and they would fall 2-0 on the day. Matthew Leckie scored directly after half time for the Berlin side, and he added to that 16 minutes later. Mainz, disappointingly, fell at home to Hannover last Saturday by a score of 0-1. Martin Harnik scored the lone goal of the match as Mainz failed to gain anything. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Mainz have failed to really improve very much in the summer months, and they have promoted the manager from the reserve side, showing he might need time to find his feet. As a result, they seem to be in a poor position right now and look quite vulnerable. It does you no good to boss the ball without the confidence to finish off chances. That could hurt them away here, and we think it will do. Stuttgart's odds to win and keep a clean sheet are at 10/3. For Mainz's top threat Yoshi Muto to score anytime, you can get 12/5 odds.

VfB Stuttgart scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

VfB Stuttgart saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Mainz 05

Mainz 05 saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Mainz 05 saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against VfB Stuttgart

AVG Goals

3.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

VfB Stuttgart Form Guide

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo

VfB Stuttgart

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
L A

15-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Hallescher FC Team Logo Hallescher FC

FT 5 - 3

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

FSV Zwickau Team Logo FSV Zwickau

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Reutlingen Team Logo Reutlingen

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FV Illertissen Team Logo FV Illertissen

FT 3 - 3

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sonnenhof Grossaspach Team Logo Sonnenhof Grossaspach

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sandhausen Team Logo Sandhausen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

30-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Istanbul Basaksehir Team Logo Istanbul Basaksehir

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Mainz 05 Form Guide

Mainz 05 Team Logo

Mainz 05

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

30-06-2018

Club Friendlies

DJK-SV Phoenix Schifferstadt

FT 0 - 12

(HT 0 - 6)

W A

04-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rheine Team Logo Rheine

FT 0 - 10

(HT 0 - 4)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

VFB Ginsheim

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

KFC Uerdingen Team Logo KFC Uerdingen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sporting Charleroi Team Logo Sporting Charleroi

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

31-07-2018

Club Friendlies

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 7 - 8

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 5 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

VfB Stuttgart Preview

Stuttgart's Bundesliga season got off to the start that it was expected to: a loss away to Hertha Berlin. The loss, though, isn't all that discouraging considering that Hertha were one of the better sides in the league last season, and that they were especially good at home. Stuttgart lost by just two, so it's not as if they were hammered by any means. They would have liked a point, no doubt, but they will not be full of broken spirit in this match. They actually acquitted themselves quite well straight away after promotion by playing a very even match statistically, so they will have high hopes of getting a win from their first home match this season.

VfB Stuttgart Team News

The hosts will be missing right winger Carlos Mane, left back Emiliano Insua, and forward Daniel Ginczek for their home debut.

Mainz 05 Preview

Mainz will come into this match in a bad mood after their loss at home on the opening weekend. After bossing the game against Hannover, they somehow conspired to loss by a 0-1 as they could not find a way to score. 13 corners were earned, and they bossed the ball for over 60% of the match. No goal was coming for them, though, and that will leave them angry heading into this match with yet another team that has recently gained promotion. Mainz narrowly escaped relegation last term and would have been in the playoff had it not been for a superior goal difference. A loss here might just be the signal that they are headed for a similar fate this season.

Mainz 05 Team News

Goalkeeper Jannik Huth, center back Alexander Hack, left back Gaetan Bussmann, defensive midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin, striker Niko Bungert, and left winger Gerrit Holtmann all look set to miss out on this trip.

VfB Stuttgart Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Mainz 05 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

VfB Stuttgart vs Mainz 05 Sidelined Players

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