Bundesliga – Mainz face Hertha
Mainz, currently sitting sixth, host fifteenth placed Hertha on Friday.
Mainz go into this meeting with 10 points secured
Mainz come to this match on the back of a 4-1 away win against Hoffenheim at Prezero Arena.
Also, Mainz need to get out of the losing habit, with two recorded in the last three games. Now they have 3 matches won, 2 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixth place, with a total of 10 points having won three games, drawn one game, and lost two matches.
Playing at home, Mainz have drawn one game and lost one game.
A win in this fixture would take Mainz’s points to 13 in the League.
Mainz are missing two players through injury or illness. This will affect Bo Svensson’s selection choices significantly.
Hertha’s campaign so far has seen them accrue five points this season
Hertha’s recent run of poor form will be worrying for manager Sandro Schwarz, with a 2-2 draw to Bayer Leverkusen in their last fixture, which followed a defeat to Augsburg. The Old Lady will be fired up for this next match, but mustn’t throw caution to the wind.
Also, Sandro Schwarz knows that a run of three losses in six meetings for his Hertha side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. With five points (1W, 3L and 2D), they are established in fifteenth position in the League having won one game, drawn two games, and lost three fixtures.
Hertha have won one game and lost two matches of their three League matches away from home this season.
Victory for Hertha would take their points tally to 8 so far this season.
Injury and illness have depleted Sandro Schwarz’s Hertha and they will likely be missing five key personnel for Friday’s match.
Mainz v Hertha – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the two clubs have already met each other 36 times with the tally being 12 wins and 14 draws for Mainz. Further, the two teams have drawn nine of the last 17 games played between them. Their most recent encounter in this competition The Old Lady secured a 1-2 away win.
Players to watch
For Mainz, Karim Onisiwo is one of the top performing players after having scoredthree goals in six League fixtures this season, while Suat Serdar has nettedtwo goals in six League matches so far for Hertha.