Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After holding Borussia M’gladbach to a draw at Borussia-Park, Union Berlin will be looking to register their first triumph of the season when they take on Mainz on Friday evening. The capital club did well to sign experienced attacker Max Kruse, who is likely to make his first start for Die Eisernen on Matchday 3. Christian Genter and Anthony Ujah are both out of contention with injury.
Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Leipzig (1-3) and Stuttgart (1-4), but given their shaky defence, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of spoiling Union Berlin’s party at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei. France defender Moussa Niakhate, who was sent off at the weekend, misses the game through suspension, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home team.