Mainz 05 – Augsburg
Mainz 05 hosts Augsburg in a match from the third round of the German Bundesliga. Let’s take a look.
Mainz started the new season without a loss, winning 4 points from their first two games. In the first round Mainz enjoyed a 1-0 win over Stuttgart at home. In the second round, Sandro Schwarz’ boys made a 1-1 draw during the visit to Nurnberg. Jean Mateta opened the score for Mainz, but Mikael Ishak equalized for the newcomers.
Last season was difficult for Mainz. The club barely survived in the Bundesliga, finishing just 3 points above the relegation zone. Now everyone at Mainz is aware that the team must be more solid, if they want to keep their place in the elite division. Their start was good, but the question is – can they keep it up in the months to come?
Augsburg began the new season with the same success as Mainz. The team is currently 6th in the Bundesliga standings with 4 points won from the first two rounds. In the first round Augsburg enjoyed a 2-1 win during the visit to Fortuna in Dusseldorf. In the previous round Manuel Baum’s team made a 1-1 draw against Borussia M’gladbach at home. Michael Gregoritsch opened the score for the home team, but Alassane Plea saved a point for M’gladbach.
Last season Augsburg won both matches against Mainz. At the Opel Arena in Mainz Augsburg enjoyed a 3-1 victory, while at home they beat their opponent with 2-0. Surely these two wins are improving Augsburg’s confidence before this visit to the Opel Arena on Saturday.
This is our look at the Bundesliga clash between Mainz 05 and Augsburg. Both teams started the new season in an identical way, being unbeaten since the start of the campaign. Will this change for one of them?