Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Augsburg and Mainz, the two Bundesliga sides, face each other at WWK Arena in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Tuesday’s program in the second round of the DFB Pokal. Augsburg sit in the middle of the Bundesliga table ahead of the visit of Mainz, but a win over Hannover on the road surely gave them a confidence boost. The Bavarians aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Tuesday’s football match. Mainz, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Bayern Munchen in their last league match, but they are definitely capable of matching Augsburg in the German Cup. A close encounter is on the cards at WWK Arena and we believe that the two teams are going to play out a draw after 90 minutes.
Highlighted Player (Philipp Max):
Philipp Max is the son of the former striker Martin Max, who is famous for being one of the oldest winners of the top scorer crown in Bundesliga, at the age of 32 and 34. Born in Viersen, Germany, Philipp Max started his career in SC Baldham, after which he joined 1860 Munich in 2003.
Bayern Munich youth team was his next destination, but three years after Max signed for Schalke 04 in 2010. For two years he played in the youth team and after that he was moved to Schalke 04 II, recording 54 games and netting 3 goals in the process.
He made his debut for the Shalke 04 senior team on March 2014 in the clash against Borussia Dortmund, as a replacement for Julian Draxler. However, he did not impress during his spell with Die Königsblauen, so he moved to Karlsruher and later on to Augsburg, which was a spot on decision. The left back, who can also play as a left midfielder and left winger, was the second-best assist provider in the Bundesliga during the season 2017/18, just behind Thomas Muller.
Highlighted Team (FSV 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.