Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Bochum and Mainz face each other in a highly-anticipated Bundesliga game at Vonovia Ruhrstadion. Bochum aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Wolfsburg, but Saturday’s game will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. Since important midfielder Robert Tesche misses the match through suspension, we are not tempted to put our money on the newcomers.
Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, did remarkably well to shock star-studded Leipzig in the opening match of the season. Mainz are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to North Rhine-Westphalia, and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Saturday afternoon. Attacker Karim Onisiwo is rated doubtful for the game as he was tested positive for coronavirus. In their last meeting in the Bundesliga, back in 2010, the two teams played out a goalless draw.
Highlighted Player (Jean-Philippe Mateta):
A talented French youngster Jean-Philippe Mateta worked his way up through football’s less glamorous landscapes plying his trade at local amateur sides and third-tier outfits before Ligue 1 giants Lyon took notice of his 11 goals in 22 matches and brought him to the big league.
Having failed to make it into the first team in a debut season with Les Gones, Mateta was shipped out to Le Havre, leading the club to promotion play-offs. Bundesliga side Mainz took notice of his ability and came calling in the summer of 2018 after he bagged 17 goals in 35 league matches. An imposing physical presence at his 192cm, Mateta is a mobile forward and a decent dribbler who can finish with both of his feet.
Having worked his way up from the very bottom, Jean-Philippe Mateta is a committed individual determined to make a name for himself. His impressive goalscoring record got rewarded in the form of France U19 call-up in 2017.
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.