Schalke 04 vs Mainz Preview

Schalke 04 vs Mainz

Competition – German Bundesliga

Stadium – Veltins-Arena

Date: 20th October 2017

Kick-off time – 19:30 GMT+1

Schalke 04 has endured some tough fixtures over the past few weeks as they have had to face Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, and Hoffenheim, before playing Hertha Berlin away last weekend.

They impressed in that fixture as they came out 2-0 victors in a venue that the host rarely fail to win.

That result ended their run of three matches without a win and pushed them back inside the top 6.

Schalke have good home form helped by their good attacking play but their defence is still a little suspect and could cause them trouble in this game.

They have kept just one clean sheet in their last 8 home games.

Mainz may not have had the simplest of games so far but we can say their fixtures have been considerably softer than that of their hosts in this game.

They are coming into this game off the back of three games without a defeat winning two at home against Hertha and Hamburg before drawing at Wolfsburg.

Their fans will be satisfied with their current mid-table standing and we expect them to be up for a fight in this game.

Mainz do not have the best statistics when they play away from home and could still struggle in this game especially in defence.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Schalke 04

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Hertha Berlin 0-2 Schalke 04 Oct 14, 2017 German Bundesliga
D Schalke 04 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen Sep 29, 2017 German Bundesliga
L TSG Hoffenheim 2-0 Schalke 04 Sep 23, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Schalke 04 0-3 Bayern Munich Sep 19, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Werder Bremen 1-2 Schalke 04 Sep 16, 2017 German Bundesliga

Mainz

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Mainz 3-2 Hamburg SV Oct 14, 2017 German Bundesliga
D VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 Mainz Sep 30, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Mainz 1-0 Hertha Berlin Sep 23, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Mainz 2-3 TSG Hoffenheim Sep 20, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Bayern Munich 4-0 Mainz Sep 16, 2017 German Bundesliga

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Mainz 0-1 Schalke 04 Mar 19, 2017 German Bundesliga
Schalke 04 3-0 Mainz Oct 23, 2016 German Bundesliga
Mainz 2-1 Schalke 04 Feb 12, 2016 German Bundesliga
Schalke 04 2-1 Mainz Sep 13, 2015 German Bundesliga
Mainz 2-0 Schalke 04 Apr 24, 2015 German Bundesliga


Other fixtures taking place this week in the German Bundesliga:

German Bundesliga Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Bayern München 12 9 2 1 30 8 +22 29
2 Schalke 04 12 7 2 3 16 10 +6 23
3 RB Leipzig 12 7 2 3 20 15 +5 23
4 Borussia Mönchengladbach 12 6 3 3 21 21 +0 21
5 Borussia Dortmund 12 6 2 4 29 16 +13 20
6 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 12 5 5 2 21 15 +6 20
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 12 5 4 3 14 12 +2 19
8 Hannover 96 12 5 3 4 15 15 +0 18
9 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 12 4 5 3 25 18 +7 17
10 Augsburg 1907 12 4 4 4 16 14 +2 16
11 Stuttgart 12 5 1 6 12 15 -3 16
12 1. FSV Mainz 05 12 4 3 5 13 17 -4 15
13 Wolfsburg 12 2 8 2 16 17 -1 14
14 Hertha BSC 12 3 5 4 16 19 -3 14
15 Hamburger SV 12 3 1 8 10 20 -10 10
16 Werder Bremen 12 1 5 6 8 14 -6 8
17 SC Freiburg 12 1 5 6 7 24 -17 8
18 1. FC Köln 12 0 2 10 4 23 -19 2

German Bundesliga Results

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