Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Thanks to a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich clinched their 10th straight Bundesliga trophy, but Julian Nagelsmann will look to put icing on the cake when they take on Mainz on Saturday afternoon. The mighty Bavarians have already suffered elimination in the Champions League playoffs, meaning that they will be fully focused on the national championship in the season finale. Robert Lewandowski, who scored his 33rd goal of the season in der Klassiker, will be the man to watch in the away team, while both Leroy Sane and Niklas Sule are pushing for recalls. Corentin Tolisso remains in the recovery room.
Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, failed to impress in a massive 5-0 loss to Wolfsburg, and given their five-game winless run, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the newly-promoted champions. Niklas Tauer is banned for the match, while all Paul Nebel, Jae-Sung Lee, Delano Burgzorg, and Jerry St. Juste are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Silvan Widmer):
Silvan Widmer was born in Aarau, Switzerland on 5 March, 1993 and, as expected, he began his senior career at his home-town club Aarau. He made nine appearances for the reserve team in the 2010/2011 campaign and he played for the first team between 2011 and 2013, scoring 11 goals in 65 league appearances for the club.
The pacey right back, who is capable of playing as a right midfielder and a left back, signed a deal with Udinese in the summer of 2012, but he remained at Aarau until 2013. Silvan Widmer has 15 caps for Switzerland U21 team and he played for the U 19 side in the past as well, scoring three goals in eight appearances for the team.
He made his debut for the senior team on 31 March, 2015, in a 1-1 draw with USA in Zurich. Widmer came as a substitute to replace fellow Serie A footballer Lichtsteiner after 46 minutes. His contract with Udinese expires on 30 June, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.