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Augsburg are going up against guests Mainz at The WWK Arena in the Bundesliga 1 fixture on Saturday.
View all of the Augsburg v Mainz predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest match odds.
Augsburg will be looking for an improved result here following the 3-0 Bundesliga 1 defeat last time out to RB Leipzig.
In that game, Augsburg had 46% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, RB Leipzig had 9 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Xavi Simons (6'), Loïs Openda (11') and David Raum (27') scored for RB Leipzig.
It has been seldom in recent games that Augsburg have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Augsburg have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 16 goals during that time. With no two games being the same, we will just have to wait and see if that trend shall be maintained in this upcoming match.
Their prior results show that Augsburg:
- have not beaten Mainz in their previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Stuttgart in Bundesliga 1 action, Mainz will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Mainz managed 39% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Mainz was Leandro Barreiro (69'). For their opponents, Stuttgart got 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Serhou Guirassy (56', 84', 97') scored for Stuttgart.
Illustrating their partiality to fruitful encounters, we’ve seen goals 20 times in the prior 6 matches in which Mainz have sent out their troops, yielding an average of 3.33 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have got 14 of those goals.
Heading into this fixture, Mainz are without a win away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 31/10/2020, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Augsburg winning 3 of those games, Mainz 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
A total of 20 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 for Augsburg and 11 netted by Mainz. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league game between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 20 on 11/02/2023 when it finished Mainz 3-1 Augsburg.
On that occasion, Mainz had 50% possession and 16 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Jae-sung Lee (21', 52') and Karim Onisiwo (24').
On the other side, Augsburg got 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. Ermedin Demirović (28') was the scorer.
The referee was Sven Jablonski.
Team News: Augsburg
It seems likely that Augsburg could line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation for this one with Finn Dahmen, Patric Pfeiffer, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Felix Uduokhai, Kevin Mbabu, Iago, Arne Engels, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Ruben Vargas, Ermedin Demirovic and Phillip Tietz.
Team News: Mainz
From our viewpoint, Mainz seem most likely to utilise a 3-4-2-1 system using Robin Zentner, Stefan Bell, Dominik Kohr, Edimilson Fernandes, Danny da Costa, Anthony Caci, Leandro Barreiro, Tom Krauss, Jae-Sung Lee, Karim Onisiwo and Ludovic Ajorque.
Our thinking is that Mainz and Augsburg could find scoring goals difficult here.
A draw is a real possibility, as a clear-cut winner doesn’t appear to be obvious. That’s why our selection here is for a close game with a 0-0 draw when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The WWK Arena (30,660)
Captain: Ermedin Demirović
Chairman: Markus Krapf
Manager: Enrico Maaßen
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 15, DFB-Pokal (First Round)
⭐ Key Man: Dion Drena Beljo
Normally played in the Striker position, Dion Drena Beljo was born in Zagreb, Croatia. Having made his senior debut playing for NK Osijek in the 2022 - 2023 season, the talented Forward has scored 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 4 appearances.