Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(42) 33 Goals 33 (44)
(31) 24 Assists 21 (31)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.7)
30.5 Average Age 26.9
184.6 Average Height (cm) 184.5
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 1.1 (1)
(50%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 47% (46%)
(0.9) 0.9 Dribbles pg 1.1 (1.3)
(1.8) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Niko Bungert Out 6.89
Radoslav Zabavník Out 6.7
Elkin Soto Out 7.07
Jan Kirchhoff Out 6.93
Eric Choupo-Moting Out 6.8
Player Reason Status Rating
Anton Putsila Out 6.6
Matthias Ginter Out 6.89
Sebastian Freis Out 6.24
Jan Rosenthal Out 7.12
Ivan Santini Out 6.46
Cedrick Makiadi Out 7.14

Team News

  • Christian Wetklo returned from suspension to replace Heinz Müller in goal.
  • With Nikolce Noveski returning from suspension as well, manager Tuchel has a good option to replace Jan Kirchhoff, who picked up his fifth yellow card before the break.
  • In defensive midfield, Eugen Polanski and Julian Baumgartlinger will play, with Elkin Soto out injured.
  • Shawn Parker and Nicolai Müller compete for the spot on the left wing.
  • Johannes Flum will start instead of Cedric Makiadi, who is at the AFCON in January.
  • Mensur Mujdza returns from suspension to start at right-back. Oliver Sorg will switch to the left side again.
  • Jan Rosenthal is suspended for one game and could be replaced by Karim Guédé.

Prediction

  • Mainz have had a strong first half of the season. They are currently in the top 6 and will most likely steer clear of a relegation battle this year.
  • Freiburg have started even better, in a sensational fifth place ahead of the winter break and with the second best defence in the league. Manager Streich has turned one of the favourites to go down into a very good football team.
  • The two surprising teams of the season play each other this weekend. Expect a close and competitive game.
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