Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Saturday’s football game at Opel Arena pits together Mainz and Eintracht Frankfurt, the two teams with totally different ambitions in the remainder of the season. Die Nullfunfer are desperate to secure the Bundesliga survival, while die Adler are eyeing a place in European competitions. Despite having a two-goal lead at the half-time break, Mainz eventually suffered a 5-2 loss to Bayern Munchen at the weekend.
Eintracht Frankfurt did well to beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in their first game of the year, with the team moving a little closer to the Europa League berth. Since Mainz footballers are low on confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash, we are tempted to put our money on die Adler, who are eyeing their third consecutive win in the German top flight. In their last meeting in the Bundesliga Mainz defeated Eintracht 2-0, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
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 (Frankfurt):
Eintracht Frankfurt is a German football club who is active in the German Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1920 after a fusion between different football clubs from Frankfurt. Eintracht Frankfurt is playing in the Bundesliga since 2011/2012 and is known for being a stable club in the Bundesliga. Currently the club is playing their home games in the Commerzbank-Arena which holds a capacity of 51000 seats. The club colour of Eintracht Fankfurt are black, red and white. Eintracht Frankfurt is called the Adlertrager by their fans. The club’s rival Kickers Offenbach.
Eintracht Frankfurt is one of the few clubs in Germany that won the Bundesliga; in the season 1958/1959 were able to win the league. Other important prizes Eintracht Frankfurt won are the DFB Pokal (4 times) and the the UEFA Cup in 1980. There are many famous football players that played for EIntracht Frankfurt in their career like Pfaff, Moller, Low, Okocha, Kopke and Berthold.