Wolfsburg vs Mainz prediction, odds & betting tips – 18/05/2024

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Germany Bundesliga I - Volkswagen Arena

Wolfsburg vs Mainz prediction
Mainz have been a tough nut to crack in recent weeks – Photo by Icon Sport

A point for Mainz on the last day of the season would be enough to keep them up. Can the visitors avoid defeat against Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday, 18 May. Check out our Bundesliga betting tips for the fixture below.

Wolfsburg vs Mainz prediction: Back Mainz to avoid defeat

Wolfsburg vs Mainz predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Mainz Double Chance

⚽ Correct score prediction

Wolfsburg 1-1 Mainz

💥 Both teams to score

Yes

Key Stats

  • Mainz have lost only one of their last ten fixtures in the Bundesliga.
  • Both teams managed to register in five of Mainz’s last six away league tests.
  • Wolfsburg and Mainz drew 1-1 when they last faced off in January.
  • Wolfsburg scored exactly once in three of their last four home assignments.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies siding with visitors

  • HOME: 13/8 (2.63) – 38.1%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.8%
  • AWAY: 11/10 (2.10) – 47.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Wolfsburg can still secure a top-half finish if results go their way on the final day of the Bundesliga season, though Die Wolfe might find it difficult to beat a robust Mainz outfit. The visitors, who are 11/10 favourites to win on Saturday, have lost just once in ten league fixtures and in need of a result to secure their survival, they could do all the running again.

Mainz have a 47.6% chance of leaving the Volkswagen Arena will all three points on Saturday, while our own top football predictions suggest goals at both ends could well be on the cards. Main have drawn each of their last three away games and a similar outcome looks possible here.

Last five H2Hs: History favours Wolfsburg

Germany Bundesliga I 13/01/24

Mainz

Mainz

1
Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1

Germany Bundesliga I 30/04/23

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

3
Mainz

Mainz

0

Germany Bundesliga I 05/11/22

Mainz

Mainz

0
Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

3

Germany Bundesliga I 22/04/22

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

5
Mainz

Mainz

0

Germany Bundesliga I 04/12/21

Mainz

Mainz

3
Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

0

Wolfsburg and Mainz drew 1-1 when they last locked horns back in January, however, Die Wolfe managed to win each of the last three editions of this fixture before that.

Wolfsburg preview: Hosts could be unchanged

The injured Dzenan Pejcinovic, Yannick Gerhardt, Mattias Svanberg, Aster Vranckx and Lucas Nmecha have all been ruled out of Wolfsburg's final Bundesliga fixture of the campaign on Saturday.

Predicted lineup: Casteels – Lacroix, Bornauw, Jenz – Baku, Maehle, Arnold, Wimmer, Paredes – Majer, Wind

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

L

Mainz

Mainz

3

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1

Germany Bundesliga I 12/05/24

L

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

2

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

0

Germany Bundesliga I 04/05/24

W

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

3

Germany Bundesliga I 27/04/24

W

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

1

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

2

Germany Bundesliga I 20/04/24

W

Bochum

Bochum

0

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1

Mainz preview: Van den Berg in a race to be fit

Maxim Leitsch will sit out Saturday's game due to a groin complaint, though Sepp van den Berg and Karim Onisiwo will hope to shake off minor issues to join the matchday squad. Mainz beat Dortmund 3-0 in their last test.

Predicted lineup: Zentner – Kohr, van den Berg, Hanche-Olsen – Widmer, Barreiro, Amiri, Caci – Gruda, Jae-Sung, Burkardt

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

W

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

1

Mainz

Mainz

3

Germany Bundesliga I 11/05/24

W

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

0

Mainz

Mainz

3

Germany Bundesliga I 05/05/24

D

Heidenheim

Heidenheim

1

Mainz

Mainz

1

Germany Bundesliga I 28/04/24

D

Cologne

Cologne

1

Mainz

Mainz

1

Germany Bundesliga I 21/04/24

D

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

1

Mainz

Mainz

1

Wolfsburg vs Mainz prediction
Jae-Sung Lee notched a crucial brace against Dortmund last weekend – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Lee Jae-Sung

Mainz enjoyed a potentially pivotal 3-0 win over Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund in their last Bundesliga assignment and versatile attacker Lee Jae-Sung was a two-goal hero in that emphatic, if unexpected, victory.

Lee Jae-Sung can shine again

Last weekend, 31-year-old Lee Jae-Sung’s brace brought his tally for the entire Bundesliga campaign up to six goals and the hard-working forward has also chipped in with three assists for his team. Seven of his ten goal contributions this term have arrived since early March and Lee Jae-Sung has been dragging Mainz to safety almost single-handedly.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.