Mainz 05 play Wolfsburg on September 28, 2019 at the Opel Arena.
FSV Mainz was founded in 1905 and this club spent its early existence playing in the South German Football League. After the end of World War II, Mainz joined Oberliga Sudwest but were nothing more than a middle-table club there. When the Bundesliga was formed in 1963, they played in the second division. They bounced in and out of the top tier until most recently when they have made 10 straight Bundesliga appearances dating back to the 2009/10 season.
Mainz finished 5th in Bundesliga during the 2010/11 season, their best finish in the top tier division, but have not placed higher than 6th since then. They were 12th in the final Bundesliga 1 table last season. FSV Mainz 05 are winners of the South West Cup three times and were semifinalists in DFB-Pokal in 2009.
This club ranks 18th in the league in goal difference at -9. Mainz has scored just a total of four goals this season and that puts them in 15th place in the ladder. They have conceded a total of 13 goals on the year, 18th in the Bundesliga. As far as assists are concerned, Mainz 05 has only three so far this season.
Robin Quaison has scored two goals for Mainz 05 this season. Jean-Paul Boetius and Jeremiah St. Juste have also contributed one goal each. Ronael Pierre-Gabriel and Daniel Brosinkski have delivered the two assists for this club this season. Goalkeeper Robin Zentner has allowed one goal with seven saves in one appearance.
Odds from Titanbet.com as of 9/19/19
VFL Wolfsburg was established in 1945 and this club finished in 6th place during the 2018/19 Bundesliga season, thus automatically earning qualification for the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League. That was some kind of achievement for this club which finished in 16th place during the previous two Bundesliga seasons.
Wolfsburg has won the Bundesliga only once in their history, doing so in 2008/09 and their next best finish was as runners-up during the 2014/15 term. The Wolves have also won the DFB-Pokal once and the DFL-Supercup one time as well. But after selling 2014/15 German Player of the Year Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City for what is reportedly the Bundesliga record departure fee of €75 million, Wolfsburg has struggled. They head to this match as the soccer betting favorites against Mainz05.
Wolfsburg is tied for 5th with a Goal Difference of +4 goals. They are ranked 7th in the Bundesliga with a total of seven goals on the season and they are the #1 team in the league in Goals Conceded with only one in four matches played. Wolfsburg’s 5 assists this season puts them in 6th spot in the passing department.
Wout Weghorst is off to a great start with three goals scored in four matches played. Josip Brekalo has two goals while Maximilian Arnold has one goal. Brekalo leads Wolfsburg with two assists while Weghorst has one assist as well. Goalkeeper Koen Casteels has conceded two goals and has five saves in three appearances.
Mainz 05 is ranked 16th in the German Bundesliga with a record of 1-0-3 SU on the season. After three consecutive defeats to start the season, Mainz 05 defeated Hertha Berlin 2-1 to bag their first win of the term in their last assignment.
On the other hand, Wolfsburg is 5th in the current German Bundesliga ladder with their unbeaten 2-2-0 record. Wolfsburg opened the season with wins over FC Cologne and Hertha Berlin but they have been held to draws against Paderborn and fortuna Dusseldorf.
Head to head, these clubs have played in a total of 27 matches. Their series has been competitive with Wolfsburg winning nine games and Mainz 05 seven outings. These teams played to a draw in nine other head to head meetings. Wolfsburg is in good form early in the season and after being forced to a draw in their last two matches, they are eager to get back in the winning column. I think Wolfsburg’s defense is going to shut down Mainz 05 here. Prediction: Wolfsburg