Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Wednesday’s German Cup at Opel Arena pits together Mainz and Bochum, the two sides who meet for the first time since 2010 when they faced each other in the Bundesliga. Mainz aim to put an end to their five-game winless run, but the clash against Bochum will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Die Nullfunfer failed to find the net in the previous three league fixtures, but they are surely capable of finding the net against the 2. Bundesliga side.
Thomas Reis’ troops have been impressive at home ground of late, but given their anything but good away record, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Mainz. The likes of Mwene, Oztunali, and Szalai remain in the recovery room for the hosts, but key players are likely to start against Bochum, who conceded five goals in total in the previous two away games in 2. Bundesliga.