In the opening of the 24th round of the Bundesliga on Friday, starting at 19:30, Mainz – Wolfsburg will be played.
After a series of less successful results, the hosts managed to surprise the previous round, when they were forced to move from Hertha, score 0-2. Although they were definitely dominated in the possession chapter, they were much more efficient in front of the gate, where R.Quaison scored decisively in the 40th and 65th minutes. Thus, the 24-year-old striker scored his first goals this year, reaching the fourth. With the three points, Mainz took another step in trying to avoid relegation, but he remains on the 16th position in the standings.
On the other hand, the guests come after their home defeat with Bayern, score 1-2. Although they opened the score at the 8th minute after Didavi’s success, the “wolves” succumbed to the second part of the game. Arrived at 6th this season, Daniel Didavi is the main marker of the team. With only 24 points left, Wolfsburg still occupies the 14th position, with an advance point against the red area of the leaderboard. As the next round is a tricky one, meeting Leverkusen, Hoffenheim and Schalke, it has to force a positive result in this round.
Mainz (3-5-2): Adler – Balogun Bell Diallo – Brosinski Gbamin Jong Latza Holtmann – Berggreen Quaison
Wolfsburg (4-2-3-1): Casteels – Verhaegh Bruma Knoche Itter – Guilavogui Bazoer – Steffen Didavi Malli – Origi
The tournament ended underscored, score 1-1. Both goals were scored in the second part of the game. It was the 5th result of the draw in the last six straight games!
PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.76