Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Mainz suffered a heartbreaking 6-1 loss to Anderlecht in their last group game in the Europa League and they obviously failed to recover from the defeat, with the team losing to Leipzig (1-3) on day 10 of the new Bundesliga campaign. Die Nullfunfer sit in tenth place in the standings ahead of the visit of Freiburg, but a win over Christian Streich’s team could see them regain their spot in the top half of the table. Over the years Mainz have turned their OPEL ARENA into a real fortress and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their third consecutive win at home in the league. Freiburg have been impressive on home soil this season as well, but they failed to impress in a 3-0 defeat to Wolfsburg in their last home fixture. Christian Streich’s men have already suffered four defeats on the road this season and that is the main reason why we predict Mainz will pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Yoshinori Muto):
Yoshinori Muto joined FC Tokyo youth school at the age of 16 and he remained at the club until 2010. After spending three years at Keio University, the Japanese striker returned to Tokyo in 2013 and it has to be noted that he played 51 league matches for FC Tokyo, scoring 23 goals for the club. On 30 May, 2015 Muto signed a contract with Mainz and he has been playing for the Bundesliga outfit ever since. Muto made 20 appearances for Mainz in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, scoring seven league goals for the club. The pacey attacker made his Japan debut on 5 September, 2014 in a friendly against Uruguay. He came as a substitute after 58 minutes, replacing Yusuke Minagawa. He scored his first goal for the Samurai Blue four days later in a 2-2 draw with Venezuela. Yoshinori Muto was born in Tokyo on 15 July, 1992. Muto is a centre forward and his side positions are left wing and attacking midfield. His market value on 22 July, 2016 was €5.5 million.
Highlighted Team (Freiburg):
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Freiburg made it to the German Cup semis in the 2012/2013 DFB Pokal campaign, but their local rivals VFB Stuttgart proved to be a big catch for the Schwarzwald-Stadion outfit. After spending several years in lower leagues, Die Breisgau-Brasilianer returned to the German top flight in 2016.
The likes of Levan Kobiashvili, Papiss Cisse, Sascha Rieter, Joachim Low, Zlatan Bajramovic, Mohammadaou Idrissou, Roda Antar, Sebastian Kehl, Richard Golz are the notable footballers who played for Augsburg in the past. It is well known that Joachim Low helped Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a coach.