Our match prediction:
Mainz have been producing fine performances of late, but they were more than unfortunate not to beat Hoffenheim at the weekend. Die Nullfunfer dropped a three-goal advantage in the 4-4 draw with Julian Nagelsmann’s troops and they shared the spoils with Saint Etienne in their Europa League opener as well. Mainz are eyeing their first win of the season and we predict that the visitors are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s football match against Augsburg. Dirk Schuster’s team did well to beat Werder Bremen in their first away match of the season and they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Mainz. Considering that Martin Schmidt’s men experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the 4-4 draw with Hoffenheim, there is every chance we will see goals galore at WWK Arena when the two teams face each other on day 3 of the new Bundesliga campaign.
Highligted Player (Finnbogason):
Born in Grindavik in 1989, Alfred Finnbogason is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of Icelandic football, as the well-travelled forward has been scoring goals for fun throughout his career. His talent was first spotted at Breidablik, where two very successful campaign helped him move to Lokeren, where he did not spent a lot of time and soon signed for Helsingborgs. The return of 12 goals in 17 league outings for the Swedish giants soon secured him a move to Heerenveen, where he would go on to play the best football of his career, scoring remarkable 53 goals in 65 Eredivisie matches. Finnbogason somewhat struggled during spells with Real Sociedad and Olympiakos, but managed to kick-start his career at Augsburg, just in time to help Iceland on their first ever European Championship appearance. The prolific striker has been a member of the country’s national team since 2010, making over 30 appearances and scoring quite a few goals despite the fact that he was not always considered a first team regular.
Highlighted Team (FSV 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.