Augsburg vs Mainz 05 News, Stats and Prediction

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Augsburg will be looking to claim back-to-back Bundesliga victories for the first time this season when they play host to Mainz 05 at the WWK Arena on Wednesday evening.

The hosts have only lost one of their last six league games on home soil, while the visitors have failed to win any of their last seven matches on the road.

Augsburg’s hopes of maintaining their top-flight status for an 11th year were handed a major boost last weekend, when they claimed an impressive 3-0 win at home against Wolfsburg.

Brazilian left-back Iago marked his 50th Bundesliga appearance with a brilliant goal in the first minute, before second-half strikes from Florian Niederlechner and Mads Pedersen sealed their seventh league win of the campaign.

For the first time since September, Markus Weinzierl’s side are not positioned inside the bottom four, as last weekend’s win has seen them move up to 14th in the table, three points above the relegation zone with a game in hand on all four teams below them.

That game in hand is Wednesday’s rearranged fixture against Mainz, which was due to take place last month but a COVID-19 outbreak within the latter’s first-team squad forced the game to be postponed.

Augsburg have an impressive record against Mainz as they have won more Bundesliga matches against the 05ers (10) than any other team.

Die Fuggerstadter have also won each of their last four home matches against Mainz, scoring at least twice on each occasion, so they will be confident of securing all three points once again in midweek.

Mainz 05’s Karim Onisiwo celebrates scoring their first goal on January 18, 2022© Reuters

Mainz followed up their comfortable 4-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld before the international break with a 1-1 draw away at Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend.

It was a game of two halves at Borussia-Park as Karim Onisiwo’s 73rd-minute strike cancelled out Breel Embolo’s 33rd-minute opener, forcing both sides to share the spoils. Onisiwo has now scored seven of his last eight Bundesliga goals away from home.

Bo Svensson has, though, seen his side slip out of the top half of the table and down to 10th place, 12 points clear of the danger zone and six points behind the European places with seven matches remaining.

Mainz have now failed to win any of their last seven away games in the top flight despite scoring in six of these matches. Only basement club Greuther Furth (two) have accumulated fewer points than the 05ers (eight) on the road so far this season.

However, Svensson’s men will be confident of ending their poor away run on Wednesday against Augsburg, who they beat 4-1 in October’s reverse fixture.

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