On Saturday afternoon, Mainz and Stuttgart go head-to-head at the MEWA Arena as the home team looks to claim their first Bundesliga win of the season.Mainz form guide
The 05ers have made a poor start to the new Bundesliga campaign, as they have failed to win any of their opening three league games, picking up just one draw. Mainz’s poor form has not only begun this season, as Bo Svensson’s team have failed to win in eight Bundesliga games, having picked up just two draws and suffered six defeats.
The main issue for the home team lately has been poor defensive displays, as they have conceded at least two goals in all six of their recent home losses.
Mainz has a poor recent home record in the Bundesliga, as they have won just one of their previous six home games in the German top flight. Their recent home games haven’t been short of goals in the Bundesliga, as four of their last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals.Stuttgart form guide
Die Roten have had a mixed recent record in the German top flight, although they have won two of their opening three matches in the new Bundesliga campaign. The league victories over Bochum and Freiburg have both been by a 5-0 scoreline. However, those wins were sandwiched by a 5-1 defeat at RB Leipzig.
Striker Sehrou Guirassy has been in top-scoring form of late, as the Guinea international has scored five goals in the opening three league games of the Bundesliga season.
Guirassy’s goals have contributed to six of their previous eight matches in the German top flight, producing over 2.5 goals.
Stuttgart has a poor recent away record in the Bundesliga, having won just one of their last four league games on their travels.What am I backing?
Mainz have been poor on home soil, while Hoffenheim are not great travellers. I expect goals from this game, so I am backing over 2.5 goals scored.