Havelse faces Mainz 05

Havelse faces Mainz 05 at the Opel Arena in Mainz in a match from the first round of the DFB Pokal. We will take a look at this game in our free sure soccer tips for today, let’s go.

Mainz 05 are the big favourite here because of the level of their opponent. Havelse are currently playing in the German Regionalliga and they should not be a difficulty for a team from the elite division.

Havelse started their campaign in the Regionalliga in the best way possible – with a win. In a match from the first round they met Oberneuland away from home and celebrated a 2-0 win. The visitors scored both of their goals in the second half when Jonas Sonnenberg and Sven Bremer put the ball in the net.

Mainz 05 didn’t do much on the transfer market so far. The club paid 2 million to Paderborn for the centre back Luca Kilian, while they also signed with a free transfer the Belgian defender Dimitri Lavalee from Standard Liege.

Mainz 05 didn’t do very well in the friendly games they played since the start of their pre-season preparation. They faced Sandhausen and Hoffenheim (twice) in friendlies, but lost all of the three games.

There’s no need for panic, of course. The manager Achim Beierlorzer reminded everyone that these are just friendlies, so it’s not a big deal his team didn’t get positive results. He’s kind of right, we have to admit.

That’s our free sure soccer tips for the DFB Pokal fixture from the first round between Havelse and Mainz 05 on Friday. We don’t believe the hosts could be a real competition for Mainz, so we expect to see the visitors in a good shape here. They had luck during the draw, so now they must show their qualities and progress in the competition.