Our match prediction:
OPEL ARENA will host the match between Mainz and Hoffenheim. Mainz were beaten by Borussia Dortmund in their opener and, to make things even worse for the fans, the team suffered a shocking 3-1 defeat to Sandhausen in Thursday’s friendly. The Reds do not seem to be on the top of their game ahead of the visit of Hoffenheim and that is the main reason why we are not tempted to put our money on the home team this time out. Hoffenheim, on the other hand, played out a 2-2 draw with newcomers Leipzig in the opening match of the season and they will be looking to give fans some cheer when they take on Mainz at OPEL ARENA. Both teams are likely to go for a win in Sunday’s football game and we predict that both teams are going to find the net on Matchday 2.
Highligted 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 (Hoffenheim):
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a German sport club from Hoffenheim in the Baden-Wurttemberg region. The football division played in season 2001/2002 for the first time in the Regionalliga Sud: the third highest football division in Germany. In 2007 the club managed to get to the 2. Bundesliga. One year later in 2007/2008 the club even managed to reach the 1. Bundesliga. Hoffenheim plays it’s home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena which was built in 1999. The venue holds a capacity of 32 000 and is one of the most modern stadiums in Germany. The club colours of Hoffenheim are blue and white. The most known nickname for the club is Hoffe. The most famous football player that played for Hoffenheim was Luiz Gustavo.