Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(78) 40 Goals 23 (38)
(58) 44 Assists 17 (31)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
24.9 Average Age 26.2
184.5 Average Height (cm) 183.5
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(50%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 50% (47%)
(0.8) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.5)
(1.3) 0.9 Tackles pg 1 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Stuttgart
Mainz
Player Reason Status Rating
Dan-Axel Zagadou Out 6.89
Nikolas Nartey Out N/A
Lilian Egloff Doubtful 6.05
Silas Katompa Mvumpa Out 6.55
Player Reason Status Rating
Andreas Hanche-Olsen Out 6.55
Nelson Weiper Out 6.07
Stefan Bell Doubtful 6.26

Team News

Stuttgart
Mainz
  • Dan-Axel Zagadou has suffered an ACL injury. Nikolas Nartey is nearing a return after knee surgery. Silas is on his way back from AFCON.
  • Striker Nelson Weiper is ruled out after a knee surgery, while Stefan Bell has a heart inflammation issue that is of concern.

Prediction

  • Stuttgart lost to Leverkusen in the DFB Pokal on Tuesday, but do enjoy 24 hours more rest and recuperation than relegation-haunted Mainz who played a rearranged Bundesliga game the following day.
  • Despite a change in coach, Mainz have scored only 15 goals and languish one off the bottom, having won just once all season and a joint-league-high nine draws preventing any upward trajectory.
  • Third-placed Stuttgart bounced back from back-to-back defeats after the winter break with impressive league wins over Leipzig and Freiburg.
  • Stuttgart won the reverse fixture 3-1, but Mainz are fighting for their lives at the bottom so back a stalemate at good odds.
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