Schalke 04 and Mainz 05 measure forces in Veltins ‑ Arena, in a match for the 5th round of the Bundesliga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 5 wins in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 29‑09-2018, in a match for the Bundesliga that ended the victory of Schalke 04 by (1‑0). The only goal of the match was scored by A. Schöpf (11 ‘). 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.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, the home team is currently in 6th position, with 7 points won. In their last match, they won the Paderborn out by (1-5), after in the previous match they won by (3-5) at home, in a match against Hertha BSC. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 28 suffered; against 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 30 suffered. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Schalke 04 won 3, drew 2 and lost 5.
Schalke 04 comes to this highly motivated game, after winning 1-5 on the trip to Paderborn, for the Bundesliga, so he added his second successive victory in the Bundesliga: his goals were scored by Kutucu, Serdar, Sané and Harit (2). In this match against Mainz 05, coach David Wagner should benefit the movement of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the right flank: Caligiuri is very fast and strong in taking the ball to attack. On the other hand, offensive midfielder Amine Harit is the top scorer of Schalke 04, with 2 goals scored. Out of this game is Benito Raman, due to an injury.
Mainz 05 :
After 1 victory and 3 losses, the visiting team is currently in the 16th position, with 3 points conquered. In their last match, they won the Hertha BSC at home by (2‑1), after in the previous match they lost out, in a match against Bayern München, by (6‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 5 wins and 10 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 33 suffered; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 40 goals scored and 23 suffered. In its last 10 away matches, Mainz 05 records 4 wins and 6 losses. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always suffered goals in the last 4 games, but their attack has scored regularly, since they scored goals in 3 of the last 4 games for this competition. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 4 away matches for all competitions: they suffered 6 of their 11 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Mainz 05 arrives motivated to this match, after their first victory in the Bundesliga, by beating Hertha at home 2-1: St. Juste and Qualon scored the goals. We emphasize that the visiting club lost both games away from home. In this match against Schalke 04, coach Sandro Schwarz is expected to favor a low block, defending organized and attacking through rapid transitions. At the individual level we highlight Robin Qualon, the top scorer of Mainz 05, with 2 goals scored. For this match, the coach cannot count on Seydel, Dong-won Ji, Mateta and Stefan Bell, players recovering from injury.