Augsburg vs Mainz
Date: Sunday, 3 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: WWK Arena (Augsburg).
Augsburg host Mainz in a low-profile Bundesliga tie between outfits with an entirely opposite form. The hosts fell down to 15th in the league ladder after a run of three straight defeats. The O-Fives, on the other side, took the maximum advantage of the easier schedule to open the year with back-to-back wins.
Fuggerstadter shocked their fans with a poor performance in a 1-2 loss at home to recently-promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf side. They were doomed to failure last weekend against third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach following such defeat.
They did well to hold the Foals to a goalless draw all up until 12 minutes from time when they finally capitalized. It ended 2-0 as Manuel Baum’s men completed a three-loss streak. Augsburg also conceded two or more goals in each of last four Bundesliga ties. Can they improve such poor defensive form here against Mainz?
Augsburg vs Mainz: Head-to-head
These two sides have already played each other twice this season.
Mainz picked up a 2-1 victory in the league clash in mid-September last year, while Fuggerstadter got revenge via a 3-2 extra-time win in the second round of DFB Pokal a month later.
Both teams were on the scoreline in five of last seven head to head encounters.
Augsburg vs Mainz: Prediction
Mainz certainly have weapons to harm Augsburg’s out-of-form defensive line here. The O-Fives started the year with a pair of wins over Stuttgart and Nurnberg. They notched five goals in the process.
The attacking duo Jean-Philippe Mateta and Robin Quaison is working in a fabulous fashion and we can hardly see Fuggerstadter holding it down on Sunday at WWK Arena.
Also, Augsburg won just one of nine home outings in this term of Bundesliga. It gives a fantastic value to Mainz or Draw double chance bet at the odds of 1.70.
The alternative pick will be both teams to score because the visitors’ defensive line has been anything but reliable of late.
Augsburg vs Mainz: Bet Tips
Mainz or Draw @ 1.70 (7/10)
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6).