1. Mainz have failed to score more than once in eight of their last 11 Bundesliga matches.
  2. The reverse fixture saw Mainz win 5-1 despite playing the entire second half with ten men.
  3. Hoffenheim have drawn their last three away matches in the Bundesliga.

Mainz are battling relegation in 15th place, welcome Hoffenheim, who are in seventh, at the Coface Arena. The hosts could use a win to halt a winless streak of four matches. Mainz blitz their opponents with ten men – four of their goals coming after midfielder Ridle Baku received his marching orders.

Hoffenheim picked up their first victory in eight matches when they thrashed Cologne in a 3-1 home win on Wednesday night. Christoph Baumgartner looked like a star in the making with his man-of-the-match shift in that comprehensive win, scoring a brace and setting up the other goal. Which included a clever backheel to Steven Zuber. They have drawn their last three away games, Hoffenheim have been solid on the road this season.

We say back draw no bet.

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