Bundesliga – Mainz take on Wolfsburg

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Saturday Bundesliga action from the OPEL Arena, as Mainz take on Wolfsburg.

Saturday’s clash at the OPEL Arena- sees twelfth placed Wolfsburg, travel to ninth-placed Mainz in the Bundesliga.

Mainz have so far accrued 18 points in this season of the Bundesliga

With Mainz having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Bo Svensson’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, Mainz keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three games is astonishing this season. With 18 points (5W, 4L and 3D), they are established in ninth position in the League having won five meetings, drawn three matches, and lost four fixtures.

When Mainz host Wolfsburg, they will do so on the back of one win, three darts, and one losses on their own ground.

A win in this fixture would take Mainz’s points to 21 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

Mainz have a good scoring record this season, with 18 netted so far (17 from open play and one penalty). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Karim Onisiwo (4), Marcus Ingvartsen (4), and Aaron Martin (3). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Mainz so far, having conceded 19 goals in their last matches so far.

Mainz’s squad has depth, but even so, Bo Svensson is likely to be missing three of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.

Wolfsburg have 14 points to their name, going into this tie

Wolfsburg will hope to increase their wins in a row, having secured a 4-0 victory over Bochum in their last match.

Also, Wolfsburg seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with three draws in four fixtures. With 14 points, they currently sit twelfth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 3 wins, 4 losses and 5 draws having won three matches, drawn five fixtures, and lost four meetings.

Wolfsburg have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won one game, drawn two meetings, and lost three matches of their six League matches playing away this season.

Wolfsburg will have 17 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Mainz v Wolfsburg – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Wolfsburg with a greater number of wins. In the last 40 meetings, they have enjoyed 17 wins, to Mainz’s nine victories. Additionally, Niko Kovac’s side are now un-beaten in three matches against Mainz. Their most recent encounter in this competition was April 2022, when The 05ers walked away as 5-0 winners.

Other standout players for Mainz are Marcus Ingvartsen and Aaron Martin with four goals and three goals respectively and for Wolfsburg are Lukas Nmecha and Yannick Gerhardt with three goals each.