Wolfsburg vs Mainz 05 Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Wolfsburg vs Mainz 05 Match Prediction

By William Hall

The Bundesliga sees two of this season's early strugglers go head to head this weekend as Wolfsburg welcome Mainz to the Volkswagen Arena. Although Wolfsburg have lost just one game in their last four matches, they have drawn the other three showing they are struggling to put teams to the sword. Mainz come into this one of the back of a win after seeing of Hertha Berlin 1-0 on home soil. Back to back wins will be on the radar for the first time this season. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Although Wolfsburg have had a lot of draws recently both at home and away, I think that draw away to Bayern Munich in their last game would have filled them with a lot of confidence, which could see them flourish this weekend. They have been struggling to see off teams which would have been frustrating for everyone at the club, but coming from 2-0 behind to Bayern Munich and getting a point is a fantastic achievement and one they should be looking to build on this weekend. Mainz have always struggled on the road in the Bundesliga, and I can see that happening again this weekend.

The side have won just once in their last 15 away Bundesliga matches which shows where their biggest problem lays. On another day, you would say they may get something out of Wolfsburg, but with the home side coming off the back of possibly a season-changing result, I can only see one winner in this one.

Wolfsburg to win - 19/20

Wolfsburg -1 Handicap result - 13/5

Wolfsburg saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

Mainz 05 saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Wolfsburg Form Guide

Wolfsburg Team Logo

Wolfsburg

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

22-03-2018

Club Friendlies

Union Berlin Team Logo Union Berlin

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

13-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

17-05-2018

1. Bundesliga Qualification

Holstein Kiel Team Logo Holstein Kiel

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

21-05-2018

1. Bundesliga Qualification

Holstein Kiel Team Logo Holstein Kiel

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Mainz 05 Form Guide

Mainz 05 Team Logo

Mainz 05

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
D A

03-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

09-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D H

01-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

16-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Wolfsburg Preview

Although Wolfsburg have lost just twice this season, they have drawn three of their other games meaning they have struggled to push their way up the Bundesliga table early on. They come into this game off the back of a 2-2 draw away to Bayern Munich, which could be one of the best performances of their season. Considering they were 2-0 at halftime, Wolfsburg didn't stop believing and shocked the Allianz thanks to two second-half goals from Arnold and Didavi. If they put on the same kind of show they did in the second half again Munich, they should be able to secure all three points this weekend. At home, Wolfsburg have struggled to pick up many points on home soil having drawn three and lost two of their last five games. This looks like their best chance in a long time to get all three points, which is what they will be looking to do.

Wolfsburg Team News

Wolfsburg have four players out this weekend with Yannick Gerhardt (thigh injury), Jeffrey Bruma (knee injury), John Anthony Brooks (thigh injury) and Mario Gomez (ankle injury) all sidelined.

Mainz 05 Preview

Mainz also come into this one off the back of a positive result, beating Hertha Berlin by a goal to nil at home. They will be looking to follow that up this weekend, but things do look well up against them having won just once in their last fifteen games on the road. With both sides on the same number of points at this stage of the season, it's an excellent opportunity to get the upper hand on your league rivals. Mainz have been struggling for goals so far this season, hitting the back of the net just four times in six games. They will need to try and sort out this problem as soon as possible if they are to stay in the Bundesliga come the end of the season.

Mainz 05 Team News

Mainz have seven absenties for the visit to Wolfsburg this weekend with Alexander Hack (ankle injury), Emil Berggren (muscle injury), Gaetan Bussman (groin injury), Jannik Huth (knee injury), Niko Bungert (thigh injury), Philipp Klement (thigh injury) and Karim Onisiwo (rib injury) all out.

Wolfsburg Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

0.9

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

Wolfsburg vs Mainz 05 Sidelined Players

Wolfsburg
25 John Anthony Brooks Injured
33 Mario Gomez Injured
Mainz 05
26 Niko Bungert Injured
24 Gaetan Bussmann Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Koen Casteels 197 86
35 RB Gian-Luca Itter 185 68
17 CD Felix Uduokhai 188 78
29 CD Marcel Tisserand 184 70
3 LB Paul Verhaegh 178 68
11 CM Daniel Didavi 179 77
4 CDM Ignacio Camacho 182 75
16 CM Jakub Blaszczykowski 175 71
10 CM Yunus Malli 179 70
23 CDM Joshua Guilavogui 187 78
14 CF Divock Origi 185 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Rene Adler 189 80
18 RB Daniel Brosinski 178 65
4 CD Abdou Diallo 183 72
16 CD Stefan Bell 194 86
2 LB Giulio Donati 175 70
20 CM Fabian Frei 182 77
25 CM Jean-Philippe Gbamin 186 83
6 CM Danny Latza 179 75
32 RF Pablo De Blasis 164 65
9 CF Yoshinori Muto 179 72
8 LF Levin Mete Oztunali 176 74