Augsburg – Mainz Prediction and Tips for today, April 6, 2022
Football: GERMANY: BUNDESLIGA – ROUND 26
Kick-off: 17:30 Augsburg – Mainz
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!
Augsburg – Mainz Preview
- An impressive 3-0 win over Wolfsburg at the weekend put three points and some breathing space between Augsburg and the relegation zone, and they can now use this game in hand to move further ahead of their drop zone rivals. A goal in the first minute put Augsburg on the path to victory in that match, and also continued a trend of scoring before half-time which they’ve done in four of their last five Bundesliga home games (W2, D2, L1), a feat they’ve also managed in five consecutive H2Hs vs Mainz at the WWK Arena to great effect (W5).
- With survival at stake after enjoying 11 consecutive seasons in the Bundesliga, Augsburg will be gunning for another fast start against a side that inflicted a heavy defeat on them in October’s reverse fixture (L 4-1). Yet despite weekend goalscorer Mads Pederson claiming that Augsburg “need every point”, his side are priced up as outsiders to get revenge here, though that’ll likely be of little concern to the home side considering six of their seven Bundesliga wins this season came as underdogs.
- It was a Covid-19 outbreak at Mainz that saw this match postponed last month, but little has changed since then in the standings with the visitors still languishing in mid-table. However, taking advantage of this game in hand would put them right back in the European mix, and a decent Bundesliga scoring rate (1.48 goals on average per match) so far could help get them there.
- What could hinder them though are recent slow starts, and a 1-1 draw on Sunday was Mainz’s fourth game from their last five where they conceded first (W2, D1, L2). That’s contributed to a dire away record that’s resulted in only bottom side Fürth picking up less points than Mainz’s eight on the road (W2, D2, L9).
- Players to watch: Augsburg defender Iago has now either scored or assisted his side’s first goal in four of his last five Bundesliga starts. Karim Onisiwo netted at the weekend, but the last four games he’s scored in have seen Mainz fail to win (D1, L3).
- Hot stat: Mainz were losing at half-time in six of their nine Bundesliga away losses this season.