1899 Hoffenheim – Mainz 05 – Although these rivals of equal quality, a much better season has Hoffenheim, who admittedly had no European commitments and quite early dropped out of Cup, so that their only obligation championship and now are in the top half of the table with even nine points ahead of Mainz who keeps the golden middle and failed to win the knockout phase of the Europa league, and in the Cup eliminated in the second round as well as the host of this visit. After the break the Hoffenheim enrolled victory but defeat and first this season, but Mainz twice drew at home. In the first season of these rivals played a crazy game that is after the leadership of Mainz of 4: 1, ends 4: 4. From a total of 15 major league duel, only three Hoffenheim resolved in its favor.
Complete the first part of the championship is Hoffenheim managed to play without a single defeat, but it was even 17 rounds and really are therefore deserve our congratulations, because this is about one average bundesligaškoj team when it comes to individual quality. It turned out so that the first round of the second part of experienced and first defeat, but after the winter break with a single and one triumph, to which they came away near Augsburg. With these 2: 0 are full of confidence came to contest this season’s biggest surprise Leipzig and the like are difficult Hosting pass uninjured, but failed.
Boldly entered the match they took, but after that it was not luck or strength, especially after the striker Wagner off half an hour before the match. Then it was 1: 1 and had to defend to the end, in which failed and was followed by a first defeat. Before that, he and defender Vogt had to get out of the game due to injury, so it was very difficult to expect a miracle. Before appeared Kaderabek this instead Ochs and Kramaric in attack instead Utha. Now Vogt would be ready and that’s important, and if not, then jumps Bicakcic. The attack will be punished instead of Wagner’s play Uth.
Probable lineups Hoffenheim: Baumann – Sule, Vogt (Bicakcic) B.HÜBNER – Zuber, Kaderabek – Rudy – Nad.Amiri, Demirbay – Uth, Kramaric
Mainz is in two rounds continuation of enrolled two draws and one can say that this is a solid achievement, although both times playing at home. First hosted Cologne and ended 0: 0, but they were a little closer to victory, however, the attack has failed, which again is not surprising, because the first shooter Cordoba’s suspension had to miss this tour, and in the winter break, he left one of the best ofanzivaca, Malli. In the last round they met strong Borussia Dortmund and definitely have to be satisfied with one point won in the essay. At the opening match they conceded and seemed to be smooth lose, and then managed to consolidate and just before the final whistle to settle the final 1: 1.
Again, there was Cordoba and again the attack was quite futile, but the defensive midfielder Latza assumed the role of the shooter. There were also changes in the composition in relation to the match against Cologne but Donati returned to the starboard side, a Brosinski transferred to the left. The midfield is something more defensive Gbamin, played in place of De Blasis. In the meantime, they hired two signings, midfielder Quaison and striker Bojan Krkic, but that will both likely to start to stay on the bench. He returns to Cordoba after the execution of the suspension, as well as De Blasis something offensive setting.
Probable lineups Mainz: Lossl – Donati, Bell, Bungert, Brosinski – Latz, F.FREI – De Blasis, Jairo – Muto, Cordoba
1899 Hoffenheim – Mainz 05 TIP
Hoffenheim suffered the first defeat and perhaps a little and out of the rhythm, although the match against Mainz certainly at least slight favorites. Miss their important striker, but scoring goals for this team is not a problem, while the Mainz announces offensive play, which means that both networks could shake.