Augsburg are the guests at Opel Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga 1 fixture with home team Mainz.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Mainz v Augsburg (inc. the best betting odds).
Mainz will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Bundesliga 1 triumph against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
In that game, Mainz managed 32% possession and 8 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Mainz, the goals were scored by Karim Onisiwo (10') and Kevin Stöger (86'). For their opponents, Borussia Mönchengladbach got 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. Lars Stindl (26') scored for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
It has been seldom in recent games that Mainz have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Mainz have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals along the way. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see if such a trend shall be replicated in this match or not.
Pre-game facts show that Mainz:
- are winless against Augsburg in their last 4 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Last time out, Augsburg drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with Bayer Leverkusen.
In that match, Augsburg had 26% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Augsburg was Florian Niederlechner (5'). Bayer 04 Leverkusen had 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Edmond Tapsoba (94') was the scorer for Bayer Leverkusen.
The numbers tell their own story, and Augsburg have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals in total. At the back, Augsburg seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Coming into this fixture, Augsburg have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 15/09/2018 shows that Mainz have won 1 of them and Augsburg 5, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
A sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 6 of them from Mainz and 13 for Augsburg. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The previous league game between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 6 on 31/10/2020 when the final score was Augsburg 3-1 Mainz.
That time, Augsburg managed 49% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorers were Ruben Vargas (40') and André Hahn (80', 91').
At the other end, Mainz had 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Karim Onisiwo (64') scored.
The match was refereed by Marco Fritz.
Team News: Mainz
Edimilson Fernandes (Ankle Injury), Pierre Kunde Malong (Knee Surgery) and Robin Quaison (Knee Injury) won’t be able to feature for Mainz boss Bo Svensson.
Team News: Augsburg
Augsburg boss Heiko Herrlich has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Fredrik Jensen (Thigh Problems), Iago (Ankle Injury) and Alfred Finnbogason (Calf Injury) can’t be considered.
In our view, Augsburg are certainly able to find the net against this Mainz outfit, although it may not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Mainz at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Opel Arena (34,034)
Captain: Danny Latza
Chairman: Stefan Hofmann
Manager: Bo Svensson
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 17
🔑 Star Player: Kevin Stöger
Normally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Kevin Stöger was born in Steyr, Austria. Having played his first senior match for in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 13 appearances.