Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Opel Arena will host Sunday’s football game between Mainz and Augsburg, the two relegation-threatened side. Mainz aim to build on a 2-1 win over Borussia M’gladbach which gave them a confidence boost, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Augsburg. Kevin Stoger, who scored the winner against die Fohlen, is pushing for a start.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their four-game winless run in the national championship, but seeing that they are low on confidence ahead of Sunday’s relegation six-pointer, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. All Finnbogason, Iago, and Jensen are likely to miss the game through injuries for the visiting team. In the first half of the season Augsburg defeated Mainz 3-1 at WWK Arena, meaning that the hosts are eager to get their revenge on the visitors.
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 (Augsburg):
Augsburg are a German football club founded in Augsburg, Bavaria back in 1907. Die Fuggerstadter play in German Bundesliga and with 12,200 members they are regarded as the largest football club in Bavaria. Augsburg wear white shirts and they host their rivals at WWK ARENA.
The capacity of the stadium is 30,660 and it has been the home of Augsburg since 2009. Augsburg won the Schwaben Cup 13 times and it has to be noted that they were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in 2011.
The club qualified for the Europa League 2015/2016 group stages and thanks to a 3-1 win over Partizan in Belgrade they booked their place in the last 32. However, Liverpool proved to be a big catch for the German outfit in the Europa League knockout stages.
Die Fuggerstadter’s main rivals are TSV 1860 Munich and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other.