After two defeats and eleven goals conceded out of these two matches, the club has changed the coach and the players of Mainz reacted incredibly well in a 1:5 victory on the road to Hoffenheim.
It was simply a day where everything went in their favor, even though they were playing with a man less since the end of the first halftime.
This time they proved to be so deadly serious via counters and with the fastball transition, while it was the hosts who had much more of the ball possession and even chances created.
Mainz is now a point above the relegation zone and still being in need to improve further.
Midfielder Baku (11/0) is suspended for this clash. A couple of players remain injured without playing so far, while participations of midfielders Boetius (12/3), Quaison (11/4), defender St. Juste (11/1) and forward Szalai (9/0) are doubtful.
Eintracht Frankfurt was set as quite a favorite against Wolfsburg last weekend, but it was the visitors who took the 2:0 victory in the end.
It was despite the fact that the guests were playing with a man less since the end of the first halftime. Eintracht had more of the ball possession and chances created but failed to score a single goal out of numerous chances.
They, however, reacted really well and surprised away to Arsenal in Europa League on Thursday night, having an exactly reverted role from their game against Wolsfburg and succeding this time.
Central defender Abraham (8/1) is suspended for this match. Injured are goalkeeper Trapp (6/0) and most likely midfielder Rode (9/1).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 11 of Mainz’s last 13 games in Bundesliga.
The new coach appointment did some magic at the start for Mainz and surely that the team will try to continue the momentum in this one.
Eintracht wasn’t showing much so far away from home having just one victory out of five matches, but they do remain very quality side in attack.