Actually, the FC Augsburg has always been regarded in recent years as a Bundesliga club with a very quiet environment. This has changed in the last few weeks. First, the Brazilian Caiuby was suspended after his own extended holiday and finally released last weekend, Martin Hinteregger. The Austrian center-back, who has now hired at Eintracht Frankfurt criticized coach Manuel Baum in public and shook the clarity of his words not only his own teammates, but certainly also the followers. As if not enough hustle and bustle prevail in the Fugger city, presented manager Stefan Reuter during the week the former national goalkeeper Jens Lehmann as a new assistant coach. Whether the large chairs back at the FCA has been successful, you will see on Sunday afternoon, when Augsburg against Mainz according to the odds even acted as a favorite.
Today’s Football Prediction Augsburg vs. Mainz
However, the distribution of betting odds is not really understandable, because the Mainz left the stable impression last and throughout the season. Consequently, the Rheinhessen have collected almost twice as many points as the Augsburgers and true as Table tenants continue the direct connection to the international places. The tree-elf, however, after ten winless games and two defeats for the backround prelude still feared for the league. The home record is also anything but intoxicating, which is why the tip on the away win between Augsburg and Mainz holds a promising value.
Augsburg – Statistics & Current Form
In Augsburg the tree is burning. Despite all justified criticism of the heartfelt words of Martin Hinteregger about his former coach Manuel Baum (“I can not say anything positive about him and will say nothing negative”), you can not shake the feeling that at least a small spark of truth in one such statement is. In fact, the downward trend of FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga can not be ignored. In the first round of last season, the Red-Green-Whites won a remarkable 24 points and even sniffed at the Europa League. Already in the second half of the season, however, only 17 points remained. After currently 19 completed game days of the current season, the FCA holds at a meager 15 points. The once so uncomfortable opponent from the south of Germany is a shadow of his own and has more than ever to fear the league in the highest German league. Currently the lead on the relegation place is one point; after all, there are four counters on the first direct relegation rank.
However, what worries those responsible is the current state of coach Manuel Baum’s team. None of the last ten Bundesliga games Augsburg could decide for themselves. Overall, they took a measly three points in this period and left the same place in seven cases as losers. Thus the club negative record has already been set. The 0: 2 defeat in the previous week at Borussia Mönchengladbach was a footballing revelatory oath, because although the Fugger city stood defensive for long stretches, lacked any ideas forward. In front of their own fans is not necessarily to expect a turn, because as the only Bundesliga side Augsburg could only win a home game. There were also four division of points and four defeats. The last success in the WWK Arena dates from 30 September (against Freiburg). It was followed by six homeless matches in a row at home. Here is the negative record in seven games and could be set on Sunday accordingly.
Looking now at all the facts and figures, the question arises as to why Augsburg and Mainz should fail to predict the insecure home team. The showpiece, the defensive, must be changed after the change from Hinteregger definitely. Whether last-minute newcomer Reece Oxford is already eligible for an assignment, is still in the stars. But if the more hip stiff Callsen-Bracker and Danso defend inside, the Mainz should have good chances to score. Gouweleeuw and Framberger are missing injured. Caiuby has after the recent scandal no future in southwestern Bavaria.
Expected formation of Augsburg:
Kobel – Schmid, Danso, Callsen – Bracker, Stafylidis – Khedira, D. Baier – Hahn, Gregory, Max – Finnbogason
Last matches from Augsburg:
- 26.01.2019 – Gladbach vs. Augsburg 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
19.01.2019 – Augsburg vs. Dusseldorf 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
23.12.2018 – Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg 2: 3 (Bundesliga)
18.12.2018 – Hertha vs. Augsburg 2: 2 (Bundesliga)
Mainz – Statistics & Current Form
If we at Augsburg wrote about a slow downturn in the last year and a half, then FSV Mainz 05 is exactly the opposite. After some initial difficulties under Sandro Schwarz, the Rheinhessen have steadily developed and are now reaping the fruits of their meticulous work. The red-whites have already 27 points in the account and thus currently occupy the tenth place. The gap to the Europa League ranks is just a counter, so you can dream even quietly from the return to the European stage at the self-proclaimed carnival club. Speaking of carnival: During the week, the annual carnival session took place in Mainz, in which also the entire Bundesliga squad including very extravagant disguises participated. The atmosphere within the team is extremely positive, which is noticeable on the pitch. The FSV can go on Sunday without pressure in the away game at FCA and therefore play as carefree as last. That in the encounter Augsburg against Mainz, the odds were set to an away win so high, could turn out to be an absolute stroke of luck, as long as the black troop can continue the current high.
For four Bundesliga games, the Rheinhessen are unbeaten. Was there just before the winter break considerable points against Eintracht Frankfurt (2: 2) and TSG Hoffenheim (1: 1), Mainz started in 2019 with two successes in the second half. Although the 05er had to survive heavy phases both in the 3-2 in Stuttgart and in the 2-1 defeat against Nuremberg, yet it bears witness to the new maturity that these sections are mostly made without compensation. Another top argument for an Augsburg vs. Mainz prediction is to be considered is the newly won away strength of the FSV. From the recent five games abroad, Mateta and Co. collected an impressive ten points. Mainz kept the upper hand in Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Freiburg. Why not on Sunday in Augsburg? Sandro Schwarz will be forced to rebuild his back four, as Stefan Bell is suspended due to his fifth yellow card and Niko Bungert suffers from a flu. Philipp Mwene, Rene Adler and Emil Berggreen are not options for the squad after their injuries. The revenge cravings at the Mainz are certainly there, because in October divisional table difference in the DFB Pokal at FC Augsburg retired after extra time unhappy.
Expected formation of Mainz:
F. Müller – Brosinski, A. Hack, Niakhaté, Aaron – Customer – Öztunali, Gbamin – Boetius – Mateta, Quaison
Last matches of Mainz:
- 26.01.2019 – Mainz vs. Nuremberg 2: 1 (Bundesliga)
19.01.2019 – VfB Stuttgart vs. Mainz 2: 3 (Bundesliga)
12.01.2019 – Mainz vs Freiburg 2: 2 (friendly)
12.01.2019 – Mainz vs. Freiburg 2: 2 (friendly)
08.01.2019 – Mainz vs Standard Liege 2: 3 (Friendly Match)
Augsburg vs. Mainz Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-head comparison: 25 official matches – 9 wins Augsburg / 6 draws / 10 wins Mainz
Augsburg is a kind of favorite opponent for the FSV Mainz 05. Since the rise of Fuggerstädter 2011, the Rheinhessen against any other Bundesliga more victories could celebrate than against the FCA (eight). Also in the first leg kept the protégés of Sandro Black the upper hand. Thanks to two joker goals from Ujah and Maxim, the Red-Whites turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win. A few months later, Augsburg reciprocated in the DFB Cup with 3-2 after extra time. Is Mainz on the train again on Sunday?
Augsburg vs. Mainz Our Football Prediction
Why in the Bundesliga duel on Sunday afternoon between Augsburg and Mainz, the odds see the host in the role of a favorite, is not apparent to us even at second glance. The Fuggerstädter make the second weakest home team in the league, celebrated in front of a home crowd only one success and have also been victorious for ten games in the highest German league. On the first two matchdays of the second half, the team of coach Manuel Baum lost at home against Dusseldorf and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Added to this is an unrest caused by meanwhile suspended (ex) players, which in the current situation makes the whole team difficult.
Key Facts – Augsburg vs. Mainz tips
Augsburg win ten Bundesliga games (three draws, seven defeats)
The FCA celebrated in the season only a home win
Mainz scored ten points from the last five away matches and won both matches for the second half of the season
Mainz, meanwhile, is hovering after two wins and just one point behind the international places on cloud nine. In addition, the Rheinhessen now also get along with their favorite opponent from southwestern Bavaria, against whom eight wins in the Bundesliga since 2011 have been taken. The mood of Sandro Schwarz’s team could hardly be better, and the fact that an impressive ten points jumped out of the last five appearances leads us to believe that Augsburg v. Augsburg was one of them. Mainz a tip on an away three of the guests offers an extremely large value.
Prediction Today: 2 (no draw no bet)