Match date: 10 Feb 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
2-0 - Won
Mainz suffered convincing defeat in previous round of German Bundesliga, they were smashed by Hoffenheim, before that got two draws and now must try to get back on winning tracks, in 20th round they will face with Augsburg and here at home are having a pretty good chance to collect points and end series of four rounds without victory. Hosts are at 13th spot at the table, only six points separates them from relegation zone and they must show improving to at least stay at current position.
Tonight are facing with decent guests against whom have positive record and in last five meetings celebrated four times and got one draw, last time met in September and achieved victory with two goals margin away from home, now must achieve another one in order to avoid further dropping of their position. They must improve their defense since that was weakest part of their team and in previous 19 rounds conceded 35 goals, here are favorites and i believe that will manage to overcome guests. Forwards Berggreen (0/0) and Onisiwo (13/1) are injured and will stay out for this game while defender Bungert (7/1) is in doubt due to is injury issue.
Augsburg on the other side just can't find their form in this season, they are at 10th spot at the table and judging by performances so far i just doubt that can reach upper part of the table. They achieved two victories in previous two rounds but here must show some quiet good skills to achieve another one and extend good run. Guests are defensive minded side and their goal scoring skills were pretty poor, despite hosts weren't great in defense i'm not so sure that Augsburg can break them.
From Cup they were eliminated by Bayern Munich and didn't had a chance there, now are participating only in league and main target is to retain their position at the middle of the table. They are without victory against hosts for more than three years and to end that negative record against them must play on very high level but despite that Mainz are in bad shape i doubt that guests will win this one. Defender Callsen-Bracker (0/0), midfielders Caiuby (2/0), Koo (15/2), Moravek (8/0) and forward Finnbogason (6/1) will all stay out of action due to injuries while midfielder Kohr (14/1) is suspended.
Mainz must win this match at all costs, they have a chance to get back on the tracks and i'm sure that can collect all three points against Augsburg which had lack of consistency in this season, guests achieved two consecutive victories in previous two rounds but still y believe that Mainz will manage to achieve victory tonight in front of their fans and end their winless streak.