Mainz 05 and Borussia M’gladbach face at Coface Arena, in a match for the 2nd round of the Bundesliga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was in 09‑03-2019, for the Bundesliga, which ended the victory of Borussia M’gladbach by (0‑1). The only goal of the match was scored by N. Elvedi (63 ‘). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
Mainz 05 :
The home team arrives on this 2nd day after a defeat in its premiere in the league, against Freiburg, for (3‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 28 suffered; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 43 goals scored and 22 suffered. In its last 10 home games, Mainz 05 records 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 18 of the last 24 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
The Mainz 05 is having a start to the season to forget, as it was eliminated in the first round of the German Cup and lost at the premiere in the German championship. We remember that the home team lost 3-0 in the trip to Freiburg. Now, in this match against Borussia Monchengladbach, coach Sandro Schwarz must remain faithful to his 4-4-2, in which Qualon and Onisiwo are the most offensive references of the team. For this match, the coach cannot count on Juste, Mateta, Bell and Dong-Won Ji, players who recover from an injury.
The visiting team arrives on this 2nd day after a draw in its premiere in the league, against Schalke 04 by (0-0). This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 11 suffered; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 25 suffered. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Borussia M’gladbach won 7, drew 1 and lost 2. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games.
The Borussia Monchengladbach team comes to this match with a 0-0 draw with Schalke 04, adding the first point in this German championship. It should be noted that the visitors managed to advance in the German Cup, beating Sandhausen in the first round. As expected, coach Marco Rose should benefit from maintaining possession of the ball and organized attacks: Embolo, a player who collects on the ground, is the great organizer of the offensive process. Very possibly we will see this team aligned in 4-4-2, with Thuram and Plea as the most advanced men in the team. Outside this match will be Villalba, Strobl, Musel and Hofmann, all due to injury.