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Stuttgart make the trip to The MEWA Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 tie with hosts Mainz.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Mainz v Stuttgart, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Mainz won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 4-0 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against Werder Bremen.
In that game, Mainz managed 54% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Werder Bremen had 13 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Marvin Ducksch (3'), Jens Stage (53'), Leonardo Bittencourt (82') and Justin Njinmah (83') scored for Werder Bremen.
Fixtures involving Mainz have tended to be lively ones recently with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past 6 games, a grand total of 21 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 6 of those being chalked up by Mainz. In any event, time will tell if the trend will be sustained in this next match or not.
Pre-game facts show that Mainz:
- haven't won against Stuttgart in their previous 6 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Stuttgart head into the match after a 5-0 Bundesliga 1 win vs Freiburg in their most recent match.
In that match, Stuttgart had 49% possession and 13 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Stuttgart, the goals were scored by Chris Führich (8', 62'), Serhou Guirassy (17', 19') and Enzo Millot (75'). On the other side, Freiburg got 13 shots at goal with 7 of them on target.
A very clinical Stuttgart have managed to bag an avalanche of goals over their previous six games (21 in all). That has earned them an impressive average of 3.5 goals scored per match during this period.
Ahead of this meeting, Stuttgart have not been beaten by Mainz when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over past results between these clubs stretching back to 26/09/2020 reveals that these fixtures have not been kind to Mainz. They have not been able to get any wins at all whereas Stuttgart have remained in the ascendancy, getting wins in 67% of those matches.
An aggregate of 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 from Mainz and 13 netted by Stuttgart. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The previous league game featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 33 on 21/05/2023 and the score finished Mainz 1-4 Stuttgart.
On that occasion, Mainz managed 47% possession and 10 shots on goal with 6 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Marcus Ingvartsen (23').
At the other end, Stuttgart got 7 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Wataru Endo (41'), Serhou Guirassy (64'), Chris Führich (78') and Tanguy Coulibaly (91') scored.
The referee was Sven Jablonski.
Team News: Mainz
Silvan Widmer (Ankle Injury), Maxim Leitsch (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Ludovic Ajorque (Torn Muscle Fibre), Phillipp Mwene (Patella problems) and Jonathan Burkardt (Knee Surgery) are not available for Mainz gaffer Bo Svensson.
Team News: Stuttgart
Stuttgart manager Sebastian Hoeneß has some current player fitness concerns. Thomas Kastanaras (Metatarsal Fracture), Laurin Ulrich (Surgery) and Nikolas Nartey (Cartilage Damage) can’t be considered.
We’re inclined to think that Stuttgart and Mainz could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a game with minimal goal-scoring opportunities. We’re therefore anticipating a 0-0 score when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The MEWA Arena (33,305)
Captain: Silvan Widmer
Chairman: Stefan Hofmann
Manager: Bo Svensson
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 17, DFB-Pokal (First Round)