Stuttgart and Mainz to Kick Things Off in the Bundesliga on Friday Night

    VfB Stuttgart vs Mainz Preview 26/11/2021

    25 Nov 2021 | Bundesliga | Preview
    Stuttgart and Mainz to Kick Things Off in the Bundesliga on Friday Night

    There is usually a game to look forward to in the German Bundesliga on Friday night and it does not disappoint this week as we have a meeting between Stuttgart and Mainz.

    The match will be played at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena and the hosts begin the weekend in 16th place on 10 points while the visitors are in 8th place on 18 points.

    Stuttgart come into the game having lost 2-1 at Borussia Dortmund last weekend. With the score 0-0 at half-time, Dortmund opened the scoring early in the second half only for Stuttgart to equalise 7 minutes later.

    However, Stuttgart could not hold on to take a point and they conceded the decisive goal in the 85th minute.

    That result means Stuttgart have lost each of their last 4 competitive matches in all competitions, including defeats against Arminia Bielefeld at home and Augsburg away in the Bundesliga.

    They have failed to win any of their last 5 Bundesliga fixtures and Stuttgart have won only 1 of their 11 most recent games in the league.

    Trends show Stuttgart are on a poor run of 11 home matches in all competitions in which they have conceded at least 1 goal. That run includes each of their last 10 Bundesliga games on home soil and both teams have scored in 5 of Stuttgart’s last 6 home league matches.

    Mainz make the trip to the Mercedes-Benz-Arena on the back of a 1-1 draw at home against Koln. Mainz opened the scoring just a few minutes before half-time but it took Koln only 2 minutes of the second half to score the equaliser.

    That result means Mainz are undefeated in their last 5 matches in all competitions. They have defeated Augsburg at home and Arminia Bielefeld away in the Bundesliga plus beat Arminia Bielefeld at home in the DFB Pokal.

    However, Mainz have failed to win their last 2 Bundesliga fixtures having been held by Borussia Monchengladbach and Koln at home.

    Trends show Mainz's 7 most recent matches in all competitions have seen both team score. They have conceded at least 1 goal in 13 consecutive away clashes with Stuttgart in all competitions but Mainz have scored in 3 of their last 4 away Bundesliga games.

    Looking ahead to the team news and Stuttgart are without Tanguy Coulibaly, who is suspended. A lengthy injury list includes Atakan Karazor, Erik Thommy, Naouirou Ahamada, Enzo Millot, Sasa Kalajdzic, and Mohamed Sankoh.

    Mainz also have disciplinary problems and Stefan Bell is suspended. Dominik Kohr, Anderson Lucoqui, Niklas Tauer, and Jerry St. Juste are on the treatment table.

    Stuttgart are in poor form and come up against a Mainz team who have been difficult to beat in recent weeks. Mainz do not have a good defensive record when playing Stuttgart away so we expect to see both teams scoring but for the away team to come out on top.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 2
    2.65 3.38 2.84 -1 -1 1
    2 - 1(1 - 1)
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