Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After sharing the spoils with Augsburg before the international break, Hoffenheim will look to climb to the Europa League berth when they face Mainz on Matchday 12. Hoffenheim have been having their ups and downs of late, but they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. All Robert Skov, Mergim Berisha, Pavel Kaderabek, Marco John, and Dennis Geiger are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team. A man to watch in the home side will be fit-again forward Andrej Kramaric, who found the net in Croatia’s 2-0 win over Latvia.
Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, have been struggling in the first half of the season and given their poor away record, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. Both Dominik Kohr and Sepp van den Berg are banned for the visiting side, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Dominik Kohr):
Dominik Kohr is a product of Bayer Leverkusen’s youth school. The German midfielder was born in Tier on 31 January, 1994 and he made eight appearances for the Bundesliga side at senior level. He spent the 2014/2015 season on loan at Augsburg, playing 34 games for the club in the German elite division and his loan was made permanent at the end of the season (18 June, 2015).
He scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot in a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg. Kohr has four caps for Germany U20 and he played for the U18 and the U19 teams in the past as well. Dominik Kohr is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder and a centre back as well.
He has a contract with Augsburg which expires on 30 June, 2019. Kohr played 26 games for Augsburg in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign.
Highlighted Team (Hoffenheim):
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a German sport club from Hoffenheim in the Baden-Wurttemberg region. The football division played in season 2001/2002 for the first time in the Regionalliga Sud: the third highest football division in Germany. In 2007 the club managed to get to the 2. Bundesliga. One year later in 2007/2008 the club even managed to reach the Bundesliga .
Hoffenheim plays its home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena Rhein-Neckar-Arena which was built in 1999. The venue holds a capacity of 32 000 and is one of the most modern stadiums in Germany. The club colors of Hoffenheim are blue and white. The most known nickname for the club is Hoffe. The most famous football player that played for Hoffenheim was Luiz Gustavo.