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Hertha Berlin make the trip to MEWA Arena on Friday for the Bundesliga 1 tie with home team Mainz.
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Mainz will be wanting a better result here after a 4-1 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against Hoffenheim.
In that game, Mainz had 35% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Mainz was Dominik Kohr (83'). At the other end, 1899 Hoffenheim had 21 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Andrej Kramarić (53'), Grischa Prömel (69'), Mu'nas Dabbur (80') and Pavel Kadeřábek (92') scored for Hoffenheim.
Bo Svensson's Mainz have managed to score a sum total of 6 times in their last six outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 9.
Taking a look at their past results, Mainz:
- haven't lost in the league to Hertha Berlin in their previous 6 games.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Last time out, Hertha Berlin drew 2-2 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Bayer Leverkusen.
In that game, Hertha Berlin managed 41% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Hertha Berlin, the scorers were Suat Serdar (56') and Marco Richter (74'). Bayer Leverkusen had 11 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Kerem Demirbay (49') and Patrik Schick (79') scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
Looking at their form, and Hertha Berlin have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in total. At the back, Hertha Berlin can certainly do much better. We will see if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Coming into this contest, Hertha Berlin have not won against Mainz in away games against them for the last 7 matches in the league. Not good.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 14/09/2019 tells us that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Hertha Berlin. They’ve not managed to register any wins at all while Mainz have been the better of the two, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those matches.
A sum of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 12 from Mainz and 4 belonging to Hertha. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 33 on 07/05/2022 when it ended Hertha Berlin 1-2 Mainz.
In that match, Hertha Berlin managed 35% possession and 10 shots at goal with 1 on target. Their only player to score was Davie Selke (45').
Mainz got 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Silvan Widmer (25') and Stefan Bell (81') scored.
The referee was Patrick Ittrich.
Team News: Mainz
Jonathan Burkardt (Flesh Wound) and Marcus Ingvartsen (Ligament Injury) are unavailable for Mainz gaffer Bo Svensson. Alexander Hack cannot play in this game through suspension.
In our view, Mainz look set to go for a 5-3-2 formation this time, handing starts to Robin Zentner, Stefan Bell, Edimilson Fernandes, Maxim Leitsch, Silvan Widmer, Aaron Caricol, Leandro Barreiro, Dominik Kohr, Angelo Fulgini, Jae-Sung Lee and Karim Onisiwo.
Team News: Hertha Berlin
Hertha Berlin manager Sandro Schwarz has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Jessic Ngankam (Knee Injury), Kelian Nsona (Knee Problems), Dong-jun Lee (Knee Injury) and Linus Gechter (Surgery) will miss out on this game.
We are inclined to think that Hertha will likely elect for a 4-3-3 lineup, choosing Oliver Christensen, Jonjoe Kenny, Filip Uremovic, Marc-Oliver Kempf, Marvin Plattenhardt, Lucas Tousart, Ivan Sunjic, Jean-Paul Boetius, Dodi Lukebakio, Wilfried Kanga and Chidera Ejuke.
In this game, Mainz will more than likely score at least once when they play Hertha Berlin, who won’t find it easy finding the net themselves.
We can therefore see a comfortable 2-0 win for Mainz at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: MEWA Arena (33,305)
Captain: Silvan Widmer
Chairman: Stefan Hofmann
Manager: Bo Svensson
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 6, DFB-Pokal (Second Round)
⭐ Star Man: Karim Onisiwo
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Karim Onisiwo was born in Vienna, Austria. Having played his first senior match for SV Mattersburg in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has netted 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 6 appearances.