On Saturday afternoon, Augsburg and Mainz go head-to-head in the Bundesliga as both teams look for their first league win of the season.Augsburg form guide
The home team heads into this encounter still searching for their first Bundesliga win of the season, having picked up just two points from their opening four outings in the German top flight. Last time out, they suffered a 3-0 defeat at RB Leipzig. The game saw Augsburg concede at least two goals for a fourth straight match.
Augsburg’s poor form this season is a continuation of a poor league run towards the end of last season, as they are now winless in seven matches, having suffered five defeats and claimed just two draws.
The Bavarians have also won just once in their previous seven home matches in the German top flight. They have now conceded at least two goals in each of their last three home matches in the Bundesliga.Mainz form guide
Like the hosts, the O5ers are winless in their opening four league games of the new Bundesliga campaign, with just a solitary point to show for their efforts. In their last league outing, the visitors suffered a 3-1 defeat against Stuttgart. The defeat means that Mainz are winless in their last nine Bundesliga games, having picked up just two draws and suffered seven losses.
Bo Svensson’s team has struggled in defence lately, conceding at least two goals in eight of their last nine matches in the Bundesliga.
Mainz has a poor recent away record in the German top flight, having failed to win in their last six matches in the Bundesliga on their travels while also conceding at least two goals in the previous five league games.What am I backing?
Both teams will head into this game low on confidence. I can see this being a close but high-scoring encounter. Therefore, I am backing over 2.5 goals scored.