Wolfsburg finally ended their run of two consecutive defeats with this 3-0 win over Mainz 05, and we won the bet placed with bet365 on the number of goals to be odd, as the hosts recorded their first win in 2014 and capitalized on that German mentality to fight till the very end.
The first half ended in a goalless draw, even though there were chances, on both sides, but Wolfsburg managed to emerge victorious in their last test before the DFB Pokal quarterfinals against Hoffenheim. Mainz looked ready to make the hosts stumble in their quest towards Europa League, but now Wolfsburg is on level of points with Gladbach, but with an inferior goal difference.
Okazaki and Choupo-Moting had the biggest chances to score for Mainz, but Benaglio was at his post and cleared both attempts. Perisic had a shot in the first half from a reasonable distance, and was barely kept out of line by Karius. Stefan Bell was responsible for allowing Wolfsburg a penalty on the 59th minute which was transformed by Rodriguez.
The second goal came seven minutes later when Dost received a pass from Ivica Olic and fired a shot from 20 yards right into the right corner of Mainz’s post. And with just 15 minutes before the end of the match Luiz Gustavo made it 3-0 to boost the team’s moral and get them ready for the German Cup.
Wolfsburg’s best players were Bas Dost and Luiz Gustavo, even though the latter was responsible for Christoph Moritz’head injury, that sent the Mainz player to the hospital.
Result: +7,6 units, bet won