Mainz vs Schalke 04: Match preview
When you least hope, Mainz surprises you. Positively, as in the last round in Wolfsburg, or negatively, in many cases before. Now they welcome Schalke, a team that has a great season so far and is struggling to make it into the top four, and after a year’s break to play in the Champions League again. All this would be easier if they did not have large oscillations in the games and even more in the results.
Mainz team news:
A series of setbacks were interrupted by Mainz’s win over Hertha in Berlin last week. These points gave the club four points advantage over the most endangered teams on the Championship table, and a bit of calm for the Beierlorzer in preparation for the upcoming games.
Everyone in Mainz is keen to avoid defeat in the upcoming games against Schalke and Wolfsburg in order to welcome direct battles with rivals in the fight to stay in the league,
Paderborn, Fortun and Koln. Due to injuries, the defender Bell and midfielder Fernandes have to miss the match with Schalke. The appearance of defender Hack is also heavily questioned.
Probable lineup: Zentner, St Juste, Bruma, Niakhate, Oztunali, Baku, Barreiro, Latza, Brosinski, Quaison, Szalai.
Schalke 04 team news:
Schalke recently made a dramatic turnaround against Hertha in the quarterfinals of the DFB Cup. Still, in the Championship, Wagner’s team has been slowing down in recent weeks in the race to reach the Champions League standings.
In the last seven rounds, Schalke has only lost points in his guest appearance against the current champion, but it is worrying for Wagner that his team has recorded only one victory in the last six rounds. In the last round, Wagner’s team in front of their fans failed to reach full scoring spoils against stranglers Paderborn.
This happened despite the lead goal that was scored by Kutucu after an hour of play, and that stumbling dropped Schalke to sixth position in the championship table before the match with Mainz.
Probable lineup: Nubel, Kenny, Kabak, Nastasić, Ocizpka, Schopf, Mascarell, McKennie, Harit, Gregoritsch, Raman.
There is still time for Schalke, but in order to achieve their goals, it is necessary to score points continuously. They managed to beat Mainz in Gelsenkirchen this fall, but it will be a little harder in Mainz. Everything is possible in this game, but it seems to us that there will be not so many goals.
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