Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Werder Bremen play host to Mainz at their Weserstadion on day 10 of the new Bundesliga campaign. Die Werderaner are eyeing their third consecutive league win, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. The attacking partnership of Fullkrug and Ducksch has been in a perfect working order of late, and we predict that the duo will prove a handful for the opposition back-line. All Eren Dinkci, Nicolai Rapp, Dikeni Salifou, and Jean-Manuel Mbom are out of contention with injuries.
Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, head into Saturday’s clash following a 1-1 draw with Leipzig. Since Mainz were beaten by both Hoffenheim (1-4) and Freiburg (1-2) in the last two away games, we are tempted to put our money on the in-form hosts this time out. As for the visiting side, both Silvan Widmer and Jonathan Burkardt are major doubts, while Marlon Mustapha has yet to overcome a hip injury.
Highlighted Player (Oliver Burke):
A product of the Nottingham Forest football academy, Oliver Burke made his domestic debut in 2014, when he was only 17 years of age. Born in Kirkcaldy, Oliver Burke is the captain of Scotland Under-21 side who’s faced plenty of criticism ever since leaving the Championship side.
Having left Forest for Red Bull Leipzig in 2016 in a £13 million deal Oliver Burke became the most expensive Scottish player in history, whereas his hit the record book all over again the very next year when West Bromwich Albion saved him from a German misery in a £15 million deal. Burke was regularly praised for his physical ability during his time in the Bundesliga, but Leipzig coaching staff had plenty of tactical questions hanging over his head.
A precocious talent who had only scraped the surface of his own potential, Burke is looking to get his career back on track. Despite being only 21 years of age, Burke already has 5 senior appearances for Scotland under his belt.
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.