Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(38) 24 Goals 16 (33)
(31) 17 Assists 14 (23)
(6.5) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
26.7 Average Age 28.1
183.4 Average Height (cm) 183.5
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 0.7 (0.8)
(47%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 53% (50%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.4)
(1.3) 1 Tackles pg 1 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Mainz
Union Berlin
Player Reason Status Rating
Brajan Gruda Out 6.82
Andreas Hanche-Olsen Out 6.55
Nelson Weiper Out 6.07
Stefan Bell Doubtful 6.26
Lee Jae-Sung Out 6.75
Player Reason Status Rating
Christopher Trimmel Out 6.49
Rani Khedira Doubtful 6.42
Josip Juranovic Doubtful 6.55

Team News

Mainz
Union Berlin
  • Brajan Gruda is struggling with a hip injury. Lee Jae-Sung is still away at the Asian Cup with South Korea, while Andreas Hanche-Olsen is struggling with an ankle injury.
  • Striker Nelson Weiper is ruled out after a knee surgery.
  • Stefan Bell has a heart inflammation issue that is worrying him.
  • Frederik Rönnow and Diogo Leite should return from illness, having missed the defeat in Leipzig.
  • Stalwart Christopher Trimmel is suspended after his red card on Sunday.
  • Captain Rani Khedira has a niggly calf problem, while Josip Juranovic is nearing a return from a muscle injury.

Prediction

  • A genuine relegation six-pointer, rearranged after a recent snow deluge. Mainz do enjoy an extra 24 hours rest and recuperation going into this one.
  • Union won the reverse fixture 4-1 but have suffered since and sit uncomfortably close to relegation strife.
  • Mainz have scored only 14 goals and languish one off the bottom, having won just once all season and eight draws preventing any upward trajectory.
  • Go for a Mainz win at decent odds to close the gap to Union to just three points.
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