The upcoming Bundesliga fixture is going to showcase the clash of Mainz 05 and Schalke 04 in Mainz’s home ground Opel Arena, Germany. The second placed Schalke 04 is visiting 16th placed Mainz with a three match winning streak. The home team however failed to register more than one win in their last six matches. This game is most likely to be a one sided affair because the visiting team have been the better team so far in this season and they would show it why in this game as well.
When and where –
This match is to be played at Opel Arena, Mainz. The ground has a capacity of 34, 034 and it is expected to have drizzle a little which would add to the excitement of the game and also would add a risk factor in the game for the players. The game is to be played at 1:00 AM (IST) on March 10, 2018 and this match will be available to watch in Sony LIV app.
Mainz 05 –L L L W D D
Schalke 04 – W L L W W W
Mainz 05 Won – 2
Schalke 04 Won – 4
Not Decided – 0
Rene Adler is expected to make a comeback in this game after missing out on many matches because of his injury and would most likely to give some competition to Florian Muller for a starting berth in this game. Leon Balogun is suspended and in his place would play Jean Phillipe Gbamin with Nigel de Jong supporting him in the defensive midfield. Anthony Ujah is also expected to feature in this game for the hosts with Yoshinori Muto and Robin Quasion for a spot up front.
Benjamin Stambouli and Thilo Kehrer will compete against each other to get a starting berth in the defense. Nabil Bentaleb or Alessandro Schopf would get the spot of Leon Goretzka if he remains still injured. Guido Burgstaller is once again back in the squad for selection after missing out on the previous match earlier.
Mainz 05 – Muller (GK), Diallo, Gbamin, Bell, Donati, Serdar, Jong, Latza, Holtman, Quaison, Muto
Schalke 04 – Fahrmann (GK), Stambouli, Naldo, Nastasic, Oczipka, Bentaleb, Meyer, Caligiuri, Santo, Embolo, Burgstaller
*G – Goals, A – Assists
The home team remains unbeaten in their last three matches and maintained their 7 points lead over Hamburg but in this game, getting a victory may be a herculean task for them given their opponent for this match who have only lost two of their last nine away matches so it is expected that in this game as well they would show their class and dominance over the game. This would give them opportunity to end up in the Champions League draw. And if we also go by history, Schalke 04 has defeated Mainz 05 four times out of six so our bet is on the away team for this game.
THIS MAZ VS SCH MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.