MAZ vs FRK Dream11: Mainz and Eintracht Frankfurt round off the Bundesliga round-13 matches with a clash at Opel Arena. The hosts will look to build on the last weekend’s win over Hoffenheim, while Frankfurt are looking to avoid a hat-trick of defeats in the league. Who will come out on top?
Who will win Today Match?
FSV Mainz have been a mid-table team at best in recent seasons. They have failed to better or match the 6th position they achieved in the 2015-16 season, by far their best finish to a Bundesliga campaign since earning the promotion in 2009. But the current season has seen them flirt with the relegation, and that’s actually more than a possibility considering the bad form and inconsistency look an inextricable trait of their performances.
Mainz at home this season:
Goals for: 10
Goals against: 14
Enyracht Framkfirt’s position on the table may not make for a good reading of their efforts actually. They are 10th due to three defeats in the last four league games, two in the last two. Adi Hutter’s team made a good start to the season, winning five times in the first 8 games. But as we mentioned above, they have hot the roadblock following three defeats in the last four games, a run which has left five points off the European places. That said, with the other teams done with their fixtures, Frankfurt can trim the gap down to just two points on 6th placed SC Freiburg with a win in this game.
Frankfurt on the road this season:
Goals for: 06
Goals against: 10
Visitors: Eintracht Frankfurt
Match Venue: Coface Arena, in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Match Timing: Monday, December 03, @01:00 AM
Mainz: The hosts are on a two-game winning run, and come into this game on the back of a magnificent 1-5 away win against Hoffenheim.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Frankfurt beat Arsenal 2-1 in Europa League at the Emirates Stadium in their last game, but lost 0-2 at home to Wolfsburg last weekend in the last Bundesliga game.
Mainz to win: 2.89 (189/100), Probability to happen: 34.60%
Eintracht Frankfurt to win: 2.51 (151/100), Probability to happen: 39.84%
Draw: 3.60 (13/5), Probability to happen: 27.78%
Mainz: Robin Quaison, Karim Onisiwo, Pierre Kunde, Jean-Paul Boetius
Eintracht Frankfurt: Andre Silva, Bas Dost, Sebastian Rode, Goncalo Paciencia
Robin Quaison: 4 goals
Jean-Paul Boetius: 3 goals
Pierre Kunde: 2 goals
Goncalo Paciencia: 6 goals
Bas Dost: 3 goals
Martin Hinteregger: 3 goals
Mainz team news: Stefan Bell, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Doing Won-ji are out injured, while Ridle Baku is suspended.
In addition, the home team will also be without Aaron Seydel and Philipp Mwene as the duo lacks match fitness.
Eintracht Frankfurt team news: First-choice goalkeeper Kevin Trapp suffered a horrific shoulder injury last week and is set to spend some time on the sideline. He joins Marco Russ in the treatment room, while David Abraham is suspended and won’t feature here.
Mainz: Robin Zentner (GK), St. Juste, E. Fernandes, Niakhate, Öztunali, Kunde, Latza, Martin, Boetius, Robin Quaison, Karim Onisiwo
Eintracht Frankfurt: Rönnow (GK), Toure, Hasebe, Hinteregger, da Costa, Sow, G. Fernandes, Kostic, Kamada, Silva, Paciencia
Goalkeeper: R Zentner
Defenders: M Hinteregger, M Hasebe, M Niakhate
Midfielders: D Sow, D d Costa, F Kostic, J Boetius, P Kunde
Attackers: G Paciencia (C), R Quaison (VC0
FSV Mainz are on a 13-game unbeaten run at home against Eintracht Frankfurt. The visitors are also the 2nd worst travelling team in Bundesliga this season. We back the home team to avoid a defeat here. Scoreline: 1-1.