Bundesliga Preview: Mainz 05 vs. Augsburg

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Updated: October 15, 2014

Match Date: 18 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Coface Arena

 

Mainz seemed to prolong its penchant for stalemates as its recent match against Borussia Monchengladbach ended in a draw. Although draws help them in maintaining a clean slate, they do very little in improving the squad’s rank.

 

The contenders

Mainz 05

Mainz’s rank dropped to the 5th spot of the  table as a result of its even steven finish against Borussia Monchengladbach.

 

Jonas Hofmann has successfully converted a penalty, which permitted them to equalize. Mainz had the chance to take the lead since there are still plenty of time left. But their scoring chances were very limited.

 

Nevertheless, they can use the frustration that they felt as inspiration to fare well in their clash against Augsburg.

 

Augsburg

Similar to Mainz, Ausgburg also experienced a drop in its rank. Such scenario materialized when the club suffered a narrow defeat to Wolfsburg.

 

Their encounter could have ended in a stalemate. But a determined Naldo rescued a point for the Wolves.

 

Augsburg is currently having troubles scoring in their away clashes. As a matter of fact, they were unable to nail a goal in 5 of their last 7 away matches. Pitted against the online betting favorite, Mainz, the club needs to veer away from such trend should they want to experience some improvement.

 

Possible head turner

Defender Daniel Brosinski pulled off a good stunt for Mainz. He was one of the reasons why Borussia Monchengladbach was contained. One can only expect another impressive performance from the said defender.

 

Prediction

Mainz 05 1-1 Augsburg

 

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