Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Mainz and Borussia M’gladbach face each other at OPEL ARENA in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Saturday’s program. Mainz did not kick off the new Bundesliga campaign in style as they were beaten by Freiburg 3-0 on the road, but it is well known that die Nullfunfer produce much better showings at home than on the travels.
Mainz are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that Borussia M’gladbach are not as sharp as they were last season, we believe that home win should be considered. Die Fohlen, who played out a goalless draw with Schalke in their opener, continue life without Thorgan Hazard, who will be sorely missed in the OPEL ARENA clash. Anyhow, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home team.
Highlighted Player (Giulio Donati):
Giulio Donati was born in Pietrasanta, the Province of Lucca and he started his career at his home-town club Lucchese. In 2008 Inter scouts spotted him and he joined the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza outfit in July. He played for the Inter U20 team, but he did not make his Inter debut in Serie A.
After ending his loan spells with the likes of Lecce, Padova and Grosetto the Italian defender joined Bayer Leverkusen on 21 June, 2013, for a fee of €3 million. He made 23 league appearances for Bayer in the 2013/2014 Bundesliga campaign, but he played just 8 league matches for the club in the 2014/2015 season.
Speaking of his international career, Donati played three games for Italy U20 and he has 26 caps for the U21 team. On 25 January, 2016 he signed a contract with Mainz, which expires in 2019. Donati is a right back, but he is capable of playing as a left back and a right midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Monchengladbach ):
Borussia Monchengladbach is a German football club founded in 1900 in West Germany. The club is currently playing in the highest German football division: The Bundesliga. The club from Northrine Westfalia hosts its home games in the Borussia-Park stadium. The Borussia Park stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in Germany and holds a capacity of 55 000 spectators.
The club colors of Borussia Monchengladbach are black and white. The most known nickname for Borussia Monchengladbach is Die Fohlen which literally means the foals. Borussia Monchengladbach is one of the most successful clubs in Germany holding the German title for 5 times. The DFB Pokal 3 times and the UEFA cup 2 times.
The are a lot of world class players with a Borussia Monchengladbach history such as: Thorgan Hazard, Effenberg, ter Stegen, BIerhoff, Matthaus, Heynckes, Reus and Elber.