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Augsburg and Mainz 05 meet at WWK Arena, in a match for the 31st round of the Bundesliga. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 02-12-2017, Augsburg won out by (1-3). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 18-09-2016, for the Bundesliga, which ended in the victory of Mainz 05 by (1-3). The goals of the match were scored by K. Stafylidis (73 ‘), for Augsburg, and J. Córdoba (7’), Y. Mallı (75 ‘) and Y. Muto (81’), for Mainz 05. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Mainz 05 presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 37 points won, after 9 wins, 10 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Bayern München, by (1-4). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Wolfsburg, by (0-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 22 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for the championship Augsburg has won 3, tied 3 and lost 4, for which they have won 12 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, record a sequence of 4 losses in their last home matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 30 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 14 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Augsburg come into this game after a stranger draw, to zero, in the visit to the Wolfsburg ground. Augsburg is an aggressive team in the field, both in the recovery of possession of the ball, as in individual duels. The greatest valence of the home team are the counterattacks, being that it is a team with quite competent players in this process. To point out that one of the main gaps in this team is the way he defends the set pieces. The home team usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. In this tactical drawing, the two players responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Caiuby and Córdoba. The Augsburg coach can not count on Alfred Finnbogason, Raphael Framberger, Kilian Jakob and Kevin Danso, for being injured. Jan Morávek will also be on the outside, because he is suspended.
After 7 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses, the away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 30 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Freiburg by (2-0), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Köln, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 6 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 25 suffered. For the league, Mainz 05 won 7 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 15 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 30 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 20 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
Mainz arrive at this motivated performance, after a home win, 2-0, at the reception at Freiburg: De Blasis scored two goals in the match, allowing his team to conquer all three points. One of the main valences of the visiting team is the way they manage to create danger almost always attacking from the flanks, as well as the task performed by the players in the recovery of possession of the ball. The outsider team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a faster style of play. In this tactical drawing, the three players responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Queon, De Blás and Oztunali. The coach of Mainz will not be able to count on Yoshinori Muto and Abdou Diallo, for being injured.
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