Match Preview: Hertha Berlin 0-2 Mainz Prediction and Betting Tips | Germany (Bundesliga)

Hertha Berlin – Mainz betting tips for today, February 16, 2018.
Kick-off: 20:30
Football: Germany – Bundesliga
Tip: Away +1.5 AH
Odds: 1.32
Bookmaker: bet365
Match Result: 0:2 WON!!!
Match Preview
After four winless games this calendar year (D3, L1), Hertha enjoyed an impressive comeback in an away win against high-flying Bayer Leverkusen last weekend. Subsequently, they are now relatively secure in mid-table.
On the other hand, FSV Mainz are staring relegation in the face after a series of defeats, and a disturbing inability to see out winning positions. Also, winless in 11 away Bundesliga games this season, Mainz have only led at half time twice in 22 games so far.
For Mainz, this match represents an opportunity to escape danger, but with just one Bundesliga win out of the last nine (W1, D2, L6), Sandro Schwarz has seen fit to motivate his troops, saying: “It’s not about me, it’s all about the club. We must believe in us, that we can do it.”
Mainz have already conceded 41 goals, which is more than any other Bundesliga side, and have also shipped at least two goals in their last ten league games.
After their win last weekend, Hertha also have the third-longest unbeaten run in the league. Only Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are on a longer unbeaten run at present.
Players to watch: Hertha’s regular captain Vedad Ibisevic (four goals, three assists) has been absent for two months. Though not the club’s top scorer, he is known for playing well against teams (like Mainz) that usually set up to defend.
Yoshinori Muto is Mainz’s top scorer with six goals and one assist, having begun 2018 very well (with three goals in two Bundesliga games). However, he is currently without a goal in three league games.
Stat attack: Mainz have only won twice in nine games at the Olympiastadion since 2004. From the other seven, they have a record of: D3, L4.
Each of the last six games between the sides have seen under 3.5 goals scored.

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