Hoffenheim vs Mainz: Match preview
Hoffenheim started the new season poorly. This was not too strange considering the change of coach and the departure of some standard first team players over the summer. Last season, coach Schwarz received praise for his work at Mainz, but unconvincing presentations at the start of this season and two embarrassing defeats before the national team break led to his departure from the club.
Hoffenheim team news:
It took a while for new coach Schreuder to get things done, and after a big win over Bayern Munich, his team filled with confidence and seemed unstoppable. After all, at the moment Hoffenheim is enjoying a series of five consecutive victories.
The team is looking for another three points, something that has never happened in club history. Hoffenheim was also lucky in the previous away game, as Locadia scored the winning goal from the penalty spot in the final seconds of refereeing.
Probable lineup: Baumann, Akpoguma, Vogt, Hubner, Kaderabek, Rudy, Grillitsch, Rupp, Skov, Kramarić, Locadia.
Mainz team news:
In the opening eleven rounds, Mainz recorded three wins and even eight losses. Especially difficult was the one against Leipzig, which was the most convincing in 114 years of club history.
During that match, goalkeeper Zentner took the ball out of his own net eight times and was then beaten three times by Union Berlin players. Schwarza will be replacing Beernlorzer, who until recently led Koln, on the bench, by chance the last team Mainz to beat this season.
The arrival of a new coach should result in some changes to the Mainz game. Beierlorzer should team up against Hoffenheim in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Onisiwo at the top of the attack.
Probable lineup: Zentner, Brosinski, St Juste, Niakhate, Martin, Fernandes, Kunde, Quaison, Latza, Boetius, Onisiwo.
This match smells like a game without defenses. Both teams have their own calculations, but still Hoffenheim is the favourite in this match. This is not a match in which Mainz can take the leading role.
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