Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(42) 33 Goals 27 (39)
(30) 23 Assists 20 (25)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
30.9 Average Age 27.6
185.1 Average Height (cm) 184.9
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(50%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 56% (53%)
(0.8) 0.9 Dribbles pg 1 (1)
(2.2) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Niko Bungert Out 6.99
Eric Choupo-Moting Out 6.77
Ivan Klasnic Out 6.22
Marco Caligiuri Out 6.69
Heinz Müller Out 5.73
Player Reason Status Rating
Markus Mendler Out 6.7
Adam Hlousek Out N/A
Raphael Schäfer Out 6.98
Alexander Stephan Out N/A
Marcos Antonio Out 5.19
Robert Mak Out 6.63

Team News

  • Manager Tuchel is unlikely to make any changes in the back four with Niko Bungert still injured and Bo Svensson doing a solid job so far.
  • Eugen Polanski returns from injury and could start in defensive midfield to replace Jan Kirchhoff.
  • Nikita Rukavytsya and Nicolai Müller compete for the spot alongside top scorer Adám Szalai up front.
  • Patrick Rakovski will start in goal again, with Raphael Schäfer and Alexander Stephan still out injured.
  • Javier Pinola returns from suspension and could start at left-back, alongside Marvin Plattenhardt.
  • Mike Frantz and Alexander Esswein compete for the spot on the left wing. The latter will most likely get his chance this time.
  • Up front, Tomas Pekhart and Sebastian Polter are the only options for manager Hecking.

Prediction

  • Mainz lost their first game after a four game unbeaten streak last weekend. They will be motivated to get back on track with a result in front of their home crowd.
  • After six games without a win, including five losses, Nürnberg won against Wolfsburg last weekend. They should have regained confidence with this result, but need to continue to work on their defence and chance conversion.
  • Expect this to be a close game from the outset. Both teams will have to be patient to get their chances.
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