On Saturday afternoon, out-of-form Mainz and Bochum meet in the Bundesliga as both teams look to secure three potentially vital points.Mainz form guide
Bo Svensson’s team have hit a poor recent run of form in the German top flight as they head into this clash on the back of a six-game winless run in the Bundesliga.
A 2-1 home defeat by Dortmund last time out in the league also means that the 05ers have suffered losses in four of those six winless games. The poor recent league form has contributed to Mainz now being just four points clear of the relegation play-off spot in the Bundesliga.
Their recent league games have been relatively low-scoring, as three of Mainz’s last four Bundesliga matches have produced under 2.5 goals.Bochum form guide
The Blues head into this clash in the relegation spot in the Bundesliga. However, things were looking up for the visitors with three straight league wins until they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen. The defeat brought Bochum back down to earth after the winning run. However, another victory in this clash would certainly improve Bochum’s situation.
Bochum has been genuinely woeful on their travels of late in the Bundesliga, as they have lost nine of their last ten away matches in the German top flight. One of the biggest factors in that poor away record is a leaky defence, as they have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven league matches on their travels.Latest team news
Mainz are expected to be without Marlon Mustapha through injury, while Robin Zentner, Jonathan Burkardt and Delano Burgzorg are also injury doubts.
Michael Esser and Cristian Gamboa are ruled out for Bochum due to injuries. Meanwhile, Lys Mousset, Ivan Ordets, Saidy Janko and Konstantinos Stafylidis are also injury doubts.What am I backing?
Both teams need the points at the bottom of the table. I am backing this game to finish in a tense and nervy low-scoring draw.