Brooks und Lacroix verteidigen den Ball gegen Mainz.
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Another shutout in Mainz?

Key facts and figures on the Wolves’ visit to Mainz.

Brooks und Lacroix verteidigen den Ball gegen Mainz.

Ninth takes on seventh on Bundesliga Matchday 14 as VfL visit 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday 4 December (kick-off 15:30 CET). Both teams were beaten last time out, with Mainz losing 2-1 at VfB Stuttgart in their first defeat in five league matches and the Wolves surrendering a 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 against Borussia Dortmund, ending a three-game unbeaten run under Florian Kohfeldt. Both sides are looking to return to winning ways this weekend but the statistics favour the Wolves, who have not lost at Mainz since November 2015.

More facts and figures

  • The Green-and-Whites are unbeaten in their last five visits to Mainz and have lost just one of the previous 11 meetings.

  • The Wolves have picked up seven points from their last three trips to Mainz without conceding a goal, but the most common result in games between these two sides is 1-1 – there have been six overall.

  • VfL have scored twice in both their away games under Kohfeldt so far, winning 2-0 at Bayer Leverkusen and drawing 2-2 at Arminia Bielefeld.

  • Mainz are looking to end a three-game winless run on Saturday. FSV have been strong at home this season, though, losing just once in front of their own fans.

  • Mainz boast the second-best defensive record in the Bundesliga this season, conceding just 14 goals so far. Only Bayern Munich and Freiburg have let in fewer this term (both 13).

  • The away side emerged victorious in both meetings last season. The 05ers won 3-2 at the Volkswagen Arena on Matchday 34 last season thanks to goals from Jean-Paul Boetius, Robin Quaison and Stefan Bell (Maximilian Philipp and Joao Victor were on target for VfL), with Bartosz Bialek and Wout Weghorst earning the Green-and-Whites a 2-0 victory in Mainz on Matchday 17.



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