Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Mainz play host to Greuther Furth at their Mewa Arena on day 3 of the new Bundesliga campaign. Die Nullfunfer kicked off the new domestic campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Leipzig, but they failed to impress in a 2-0 loss at Bochum on Matchday 2. Mainz aim to return to winning ways as soon as possible, and seeing that they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on Christian Heidel’s troops.
Attacker Karim Onisiwo is rated doubtful for the game after he was tested positive for coronavirus. The newcomers, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Arminia Bielefeld, and given their poor display in a 5-1 loss at Stuttgart, home win should be considered. All Jung, Kehr, Asta, Kratzer, and Ngankam are likely to miss the game through injuries for the visiting team.
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.