Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Augsburg and Mainz square off against each other at WWK Arena in what is expected to be a close Bundesliga encounter. Augsburg aim to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Wolfsburg, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach. All Strobl, Sarenren-Bazee, Uduokhai, and Vargas should miss out with injuries for the home team. Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to Borussia Dortmund, beating Arminia Bielefeld, while sharing the spoils with Borussia M’gladbach.
Mainz are safe for now, and seeing that Augsburg are desperate to escape the relegation zone, home win should be considered. Midfielder Dominik Kohr is back from suspension, while both St. Juste and Burgzorg are out of contention through injuries. In the first half of the season Mainz crushed Augsburg 4-1, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Alfred 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 (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.