2019-20 Bundesliga – Augsburg vs Mainz Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Augsburg vs Mainz kick off? Saturday 7th December, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Augsburg vs Mainz being played? WWK Arena

What TV channel is Augsburg vs Mainz on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Augsburg vs Mainz in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Augsburg vs Mainz?

Augsburg – https://fcaugsburg.de/wns/tickets/tageskarten/

Mainz – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/mainz05/

What was the score in the last meeting between Augsburg & Mainz? Augsburg 3-0 Mainz

THE TEAM NEWS

AUGSBURG

  • A late equaliser denied Augsburg a third straight win at Koln last Saturday but three games without defeat is their longest unbeaten run since Schmidt took over in April.
  • Framberger, who has been preferred at right-back for the last three games, has been ruled out after picking up a knock so Lichtsteiner will be recalled.
  • Richter is set to come in for the suspended Hahn on the right wing while striker Cordova is struggling with a calf injury and illness, so Schieber could make his first start of the season.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Koubek; Lichtsteiner, Jedvaj, Gouweleeuw, Max; Khedira, Baier; Richter, Niederlechner, Vargas; Cordova

Unavailable: Suchy (Injured), Gruezo (Injured), Gotze (Injured), Finnbogason (Injured), Framberger (Injured), Hahn (Suspended)

Doubtful: Gregoritsch (Out of favour), Cordova (Illness)

MAINZ

  • Beierlorzer has made an impressive start as Mainz coach, following up the 5-1 thrashing of Hoffenheim with a 2-1 victory at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on Monday.
  • Centre-back St. Juste will be assessed after coming off with a knock against Frankfurt, with Hack on standby to take his place, but otherwise it is likely to be an unchanged side.
  • Szalai staked his claim by coming on and scoring his first goal for the club on Monday but top-scorer Quaison and in-form Onisiwo are expected to continue as the front pair.

Predicted line-up (3-4-1-2): Zentner; Fernandes, St. Juste, Niakhate; Oztunali, Malong, Latza, Aaron Martin; Boetius; Quaison, Onisiwo

Unavailable: Bell (Injured), Mateta (Injured), Seydel (Injured), Ji Dong-Wong (Injured), Baku (Suspended)

Doubtful: Mwene (Injured). St. Juste (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Mainz have scored seven goals in their last two games having managed just 12 in their previous 11 in the Bundesliga this season. They also have the joint-worst defensive record so expect goals at the WWK-Arena, where 15 of Augsburg's last 16 league games have produced three or more.

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