Mainz 05 vs Darmstadt 98 Betting Tips, Predictions & Preview German Bundesliga

Mainz 05 vs Darmstadt 98
German Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 16th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Coface Arena, Mainz.

Mainz will welcome Darmstadt to their home stadium on Sunday afternoon as the two teams aims to get back to winning ways in the Bundesliga.

Mainz last competitive game before the international break was 0-0 away draw against Wolfsburg. Both teams were unable to find the back of the net, as they shared a point each in the game.

However, Mainz will enter this fixture from a 0-7 away win in a club friendly against Hadamar during the international break. That now makes it 3 games unbeaten run in all competitions for Mainz as they have also won Qabala in the Europa League last week. Mainz are 11th in the Bundesliga with 8 points, 4 points below UCL positions and 2 points below UEL spots.

Darmstadt have been very poor since the beginning of the season, they have managed just a win in their opening six game. They will enter this game from a 4-game winless streak that includes the 2-2 against Werder Bremen before the break.

Darmstadt are in the 14th position in the table with 5 points to their name, 2 points above the drop zone. A win in this game will keep them on same point with Mainz but not above them due to their poor goal difference.

Head To Head

Mainz drew 0-0 at home to Darmstadt when the two sides last met in March earlier this year. In the only prior meeting before that, Mainz won 3-2 away to Darmstadt.


Mainz are winless in five at home, drawing three and losing too (two 0-0 draws). Darmstadt are winless and without a goal in their last three on the road.

Team News

Mainz 05 still have a whole host of injury concerns ahead of this match: centre forwards Emil Berggreen and Yoshinori Muto are both doubtful alongside winger Jairo Samperio (9 goals in 53 appearances for Mainz) and midfielders Danny Latza, Niki Zimling, and Fabian Frei. Centre backs Leon Balogun and Andre Ramalho are also out. Central midfielder Jose Rodriguez, who was bought from Galatasaray over the summer, also serves the fourth of his five match suspension for a reckless tackle against Augsburg a few weeks back.

Darmstadt only have one notable player missing for this match: goalkeeper Michael Esser is out with a shoulder injury. Loanee left back Leon Guwara is due to return from his one match suspension.

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