The weekend brings another batch of football matches. In the German championship, the penultimate round is traditionally played on Saturday. A separate fixture between Hertha and Mainz will be played in the evening. For the hosts, this is a chance to finally close the question of survival – but will they be able to achieve the desired result? The readers of the website can access the author’s forecast for the match on May 7, 2022. For full information and all odds for the match, look at new bookmakers in nigeria.
Hertha are very close to avoiding disgrace
The Old Lady has shown ambition under the current investor, and tens, hundreds of millions have been spent to achieve this. However, as early as 2021, it was noticeable how enthusiasm was fading, and players began to be sold instead of purchased. All this led to a situation where, in this Championship, the Berlin representative was always hanging around in the danger zone, changing mentors. When the situation became truly threatening, Magath was called in. “Iron Felix” made his debut with a 3-0 rout of Hoffenheim. Then, however, there were two defeats in a row, but they managed to finish April with seven points (beating Augsburg and Stuttgart and taking a draw at Arminia). The gap to the Swabians has reached 4 points, and it is possible to close the matter definitively on Saturday.
Mainz win, but it’s too late
The Carnavaliers won last Saturday, and who – Bavaria! The reason for that success, though, is precisely because the Star of the South had clinched the league title the round before. And, it seems, either they were not back from celebrating the silverware jubilee, or they just did not tune in for the away game. In any case, 3-1 with Star of the South were pleasing all the same. But we should not forget that, before that, Bo Svensson’s charges had taken only 2 points in their previous 5 games – drawn with Borussia Mönchengladbach and Stuttgart and lost to Augsburg, Cologne and even Wolfsburg, the latter 0-5. All in all, the end of a season in which even for a while they claimed the European Cup, was effectively botched. There will be hope that the coaching staff will account for the mistakes, but right now it’s hard to expect to put in the last matches.
Hertha have won only 1 of their last 9 matches. In that time Mainz have taken 4 wins, including 4-0 in this Bundesliga draw.
The teams’ chances are seen as roughly equal. It is worth limiting the bet on “total less than 2.5 goals” (odds – 1.95).