On Monday, starting at 19:30 pm, the Mainz – Frankfurt match will be played during the 13th round of the Bundesliga, the 2019/2020 edition. The victory recorded by Frankfurt with Arsenal in the Europa League sealed the fate of Unai Emery, who was dismissed by the “Tunisians” band. The “vultures” will evolve on Monday night in a field where they have never won, against an opponent who changed his coach in the previous round.
Mainz had a series of catastrophic results, and the management of the club decided to replace Sandro Schwarz with Achim Beierlorzer, who also recently resigned from Cologne. The move proved to be very inspiring, with Mainz getting a fantastic win at Hoffenheim, scoring 5-1 in the previous round. The “Carnival Club” became the first in the history of the Bundesligii to score 4 away goals, which is in numerical inferiority. Victoria jumps Mainz to 13th place in the standings, with 12 points accumulated, and the evolution must improve rapidly.
Frankfurt achieved a major success in the Europa League with Arsenal, score 2-1, but the results of the Bundesliga are below expectations. The victory with Bayern, score 5-1 (Niko Kovac’s last match on the Bavarian bench), is the only one of the last 4 rounds, the other 3 being defeats. The “Eagles” have 17 points, 3 fewer than Dortmund, which ranks 6th in the standings, but the 5 defeats in 12 stages are too many for the former Europa League semi-finalist. Coach Adi Hutter has a number of unavailable for this match, but Frankfurt can line up a competitive first 11.
Guests still have a problem with the goalkeepers, being the only Bundesliga team that has used 3 goalkeepers this season (Trapp, Ronnow, Wiedwald), which also breaks the safety of the provided game. Mainz impressed in the previous round and started with great confidence in Monday’s match. The hosts also won the last match directly with Frankfurt, 2-0 away, and now aim for a new positive result.
Mainz: Zentner – St. Juste, E. Fernandes, Niakhate – Öztunale, Kunde, Latza (c), Martin – Boetius – Onisiwo, Quaison
Absent: Baku, Bell, Juice, Mateta, Mei
Coach: Achim Beierlorzer
Frankfurt: Rönnow – Toure, Hasebe (c), Hinteregger – da Costa, Sow, G. Fernandes, Kostic – Kamada – Silva, Patience
Absent: Abraham, Russ, Trapp
Coach: Adi Hütter
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,45