Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Stuttgart will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Lepzig and Freiburg when they face Mainz in the Bundesliga round 21. Die Schwaben are eager to represent Germany in the Champions League next term, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure a top-four finish. Both Woo-yeong Jeong and Silas Katompa Mvumpa are on international duty, while Nikolas Nartey and Dan-Axel Zagadou miss out with injuries. In Serhou Guirassy’s absence, Deniz Undav will continue leading the line for the hosts.
Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, continue to struggle in the German top flight, with the team losing to both Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen in the previous two league matches. As Stuttgart have turned their MHPArena into a real fortress, home win should be considered. Jae-Sung Lee is still on international duty, while all Brajan Gruda, Stefan Bell, and Nelson Weiper miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Waldemar Anton):
The Uzbekistan-born central defender plays at the heart of Hannover’s defense. His idol was Roy Maakay, so he started his career as a striker, but he soon turned to defense. Anton Waldemar was a mere teenager when he made his first appearance for Die Roten in February 2016 against VfB Stuttgart.
Waldemar only had to wait for two months to net his first goal against Borussia Monchengladbach. The following season he commanded Hannover’s defense in Bundesliga 2, making 31 appearances, helping his team to return to the top flight immediately after the relegation.
Even though he was born in Olmaliq, Uzbekistan, Waldemar decided to pledge allegiance to Germany, debuting for the U21 squad in September 2016, making 7 appearances so far. The press in Germany compare him to Javi Martinez from Bayern Munich, because Anton Waldemar can play in the heart of defense, as well as a defensive midfielder and a right-back.
Highlighted Team (Mainz):
1. FSV Mainz 05 is a German football club from the city Mainz. The club managed to reach the highest German football division the Bundesliga in 2009. FSV Mainz was founded in 1905. The club host it’s home game in the Coface Arena which holds a capacity of 35 000 seats. The stadium was build in 2011 and is considered as one of the most modern stadiums in the nation. De most known nickname for FSV Mainz is Die 05’er. The club colours are red and white.
FSV Mainz never won a title in their history. Not in the Bundesliga and not even in the 2. Bundesliga or the 3. Bundesliga. Mainz managed to reach the UEFA Cup in 2005/2006 where they lost against Sevilla FC. In 2011/2012 and 2014/2015 the club from Mainz got knocked out in the qualification stage.
Known players that played in the Mainz kit in their career are: Holtby, Schurrle, Klop pand Subotic.