Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Saturday’s football game at Mewa Arena pits together Mainz and Wolfsburg, the two teams who aim to kickstart 2024 in style. Die Nullfunfer did well to hold Borussia Dortmund to a 1-1 draw on Matchday 16 and they are now on a quest to escape the relegation zone. Defender Stefan Bell is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off, while midfielder Nelson Weiper misses out with a knee injury.
The Wolves, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich. As the visitors will go for a win in the Mewa Arena clash as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Wolfsburg defender Maxence Lacroix has yet to serve his ban, while all Rogerio, Ridle Baku, Amin Sarr, Patrick Wimmer, and Lukas Nmecha continue to miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Dominik Kohr):
Dominik Kohr is a product of Bayer Leverkusen’s youth school. The German midfielder was born in Tier on 31 January, 1994 and he made eight appearances for the Bundesliga side at senior level. He spent the 2014/2015 season on loan at Augsburg, playing 34 games for the club in the German elite division and his loan was made permanent at the end of the season (18 June, 2015).
He scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot in a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg. Kohr has four caps for Germany U20 and he played for the U18 and the U19 teams in the past as well. Dominik Kohr is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder and a centre back as well.
He has a contract with Augsburg which expires on 30 June, 2019. Kohr played 26 games for Augsburg in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.