Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Schuco Arena will host Saturday’s football game between Arminia Bielefeld and Mainz, the two relegation-threatened sides. Arminia Bielefeld failed to spoil Leipzig’s party at Red Bull Arena on Matchday 9, with the team extending their losing run in the Bundesliga to seven games. The newcomers do not seem to be competitive at this level, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping.
Mainz, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team sharing the spoils with Hoffenheim and Schalke, while beating Freiburg on the road. Die Nullfunfer will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in Bundesliga, and we predict that they will prove their worth on the field. In their last meeting in the German top flight Mainz defeated Arminia Bielefeld thanks to Leon Andreasen’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Mike van der Hoorn):
Mike van der Hoorn is a Dutch international who plays for Arminia Bielefeld as a centre-back. Van der Hoorn spent his youth career at the likes of Buitenboys, Omniworld and Utrecht, and he continued playing for the “Cathedral citizens” at senior level.
The Dutch footballer then joined Ajax where he scored three goals in 33 appearances in the Eredivisie. During his spell with the famous Eredivisie club he made 22 appearances for Jong Ajax as well. In 2016 he decided to move to UK as he signed a three-year deal with Swansea City.
After spending four seasons at the Liberty Stadium, Mikel van der Hoorn joined Arminia Bielefeld in the summer of 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. The Dutch defender made his Bundesliga debut on September 19, 2020 in a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. His primary position is centre-back, and he has a contract with Arminia until June 30, 2023.
Highlighted Team (Mainz):
1. FSV Mainz 05 is a German football club from the city Mainz. The club managed to reach the highest German football division the Bundesliga in 2009. FSV Mainz was founded in 1905. The club host it’s home game in the Coface Arena which holds a capacity of 35 000 seats. The stadium was build in 2011 and is considered as one of the most modern stadiums in the nation. De most known nickname for FSV Mainz is Die 05’er. The club colours are red and white.
FSV Mainz never won a title in their history. Not in the Bundesliga and not even in the 2. Bundesliga or the 3. Bundesliga. Mainz managed to reach the UEFA Cup in 2005/2006 where they lost against Sevilla FC. In 2011/2012 and 2014/2015 the club from Mainz got knocked out in the qualification stage.
Known players that played in the Mainz kit in their career are: Holtby, Schurrle, Klop pand Subotic.