Our football match prediction:
Mainz welcome Holstein Kiel at their OPEL ARENA in the last 32 of the DFB Pokal. Die Nullfunfer made a slow start to the season, but they have been improving their game week by week and it has to be noted that they defeated the likes of Hertha and Hamburger in previous two home matches in the German elite division. Over the years Mainz have turned their OPEL ARENA into a real fortress and they are widely expected to defeat Holstein Kiel in front of packed stadium. The 2. Bundesliga side made a flying start to the season, but considering that they are fully focused on securing promotion to the German top flight, we predict that they are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Mainz. Kiel defeated Mainz in the German Cup six years ago and, no doubt, the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Viktor Fischer):
Viktor Fischer is a professional football player who was born in Aarhus, Denmark on 9 June, 1994. Fischer used to play for several Danish clubs during his youth career (Lyseng, Viby, AGF, Midtylland) and in 2012 he made his senior debut for Eredivisie giants Ajax. The Dutch forward played his first game for Ajax on 20 October 2012 in a 3-3 draw and he scored his first goal for the Dutch outfit on 31 October 2012 against ONS Sneek in the KNVB Cup. Viktor is the grandson of former Danish football player Poul Pedersen. Both prefer to play on the wing, but Viktor Fisher is capable of playing as attacking midfielder or centre forward as well. It has to be noted that he scored ten goals in 23 appearances for Ajax in the 2012/2013 Eredivisie campaign. On 14 November, 2012 he made his Denmark debut in a friendly against Turkey. Fischer was widely regarded as one of Ajax’s hottest prospects and he eventually joined Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough in the summer of 2016.
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.