Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Thursday’s football game at Stade Constant Vanden Stock pits together Anderlecht and Mainz, the two teams who are level on points ahead of their fourth group game. Anderlecht kicked off their Europa League campaign with a routine win over Qabala and they shared the spoils with the likes of Saint-Etienne and Mainz in previous two matches in Group C. It is well known that Rene Weiler’s men are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that the Belgian team will pick up one point from Thursday’s Europa League game. Mainz regained a much-needed confidence at the weekend, with the team beating Ingolstadt (2-0) in Bundesliga and, taking everything into account, the two teams should play out a low-scoring draw at Stade Constant Vanden Stock. It has to be noted that the Bundesliga side suffered no more than one defeat in previous four away games in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Mahmoud Hassan):
Mahmoud Hassan is a product of Al Ahly’s youth school. The midfielder, who was born in Kafr el-Sheikh on 1 October, 1994, scored seven goals in 58 league appearances for Al Ahly between 2012 and 2016 and he spent the 2015/2016 season on loan at Anderlecht.
The club chiefs decided to sign a permanent deal with the Egyptian footballer and it has to be noted that he made his official debut for the Belgian giants on 27 December against Westerlo.
The Anderlecht midfielder, who is commonly known as “Trezeguet”, won the CAF Champions League trophy with Al Ahly on two occasions (2012, 2013) and he clinched the Afirca U20 Cup of Nations in 2013 with Egypt. “Trezeguet” has 19 caps for Egypt U20 team and he made his debut for the first team on 30 August, 2014 in a 1-0 win over Kenya. He started the game, but he was substituted by Ahmed Fathy 20 minutes before the end. Mahmoud Hassan has a contract with Anderlecht which expires on 30 June, 2019.
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.