Schalke 04 and Mainz 05 are level at Veltins-Arena in a Bundesliga matchday 9 game. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams disputed a game in this stage was in 23-10-2016, in a party for the Bundesliga that finished with the victory of Schalke 04 by (3-0). The goals of the match were scored by N. Bentaleb (23 ‘and 61’) and M. Meyer (48 ‘) for Schalke 04. In this match the home factor may be decisive, as Mainz 05 presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 4 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, the home team is currently in 5th place with 13 points won. In her last game, she won Hertha BSC off for (0-2), after in the previous game having tied for (1-1) at home, in a match against Bayer Leverkusen. This is a team that has similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In his last four home games for the championship Schalke 04 won 2, tied 1 and lost 1, so he won 7 points in 12 possible. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In 8 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
Schalke 04 reach this match with a win over Hertha, 0-2, putting an end to the three straight games without winning in the competition: the goals were scored by Goretzka and Burgstaller. In this game at home coach Domenico Tedesco should keep the team in a 3-5-2, with Di Santo and Burgstaller being the most offensive team references. On the other hand, Leon Goretzka is the best scorer of the team, with 3 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Nastasic, Insua and McKennie, all from injury.
1. FSV Mainz 05 :
After 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, the away team is currently in 10th place with 10 points won. In his last game, he beat Hamburger SV at home (3-2), after in the previous game tied outside, in a match against Wolfsburg, by (1-1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Mainz 05 won 1, tied 5 and lost 4. The team conceded goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition, so they were not very strong defensively . In 8 matches in this competition, he only achieved 1 comeback in all 5 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
Mainz 05 reach this match with a 3-2 win at home against Hamburg, adding their third consecutive game without losing in the German championship: Maxim, Bell and Latza made the team’s blows. Usually the coach Sandro Schwarz makes align a cautious tactical system, aligned in 4-2-3-1, benefiting the defensive organization and the successive counterattacks. Note that Yoshinori Muto is the top scorer of Mainz 05, with 3 goals scored. For this game the coach can count on all the players at his disposal.
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