FSV Mainz – VfB Stuttgart
After the international break, it’s back to important points in the Bundesliga this weekend. The 05er receive the VfB Stuttgart for it with itself in the Mewa arena. While the Swabians can be absolutely satisfied with their start, FSV is bumbling around at the bottom of the table. The 05ers are still without a win in the season and must slowly start to collect points after the 9th place in the last season. FSV Mainz have never been without a win under Bo Svensson for as long as they have now, a full eight Bundesliga games. Find out who will prevail on Saturday in our Mainz – Stuttgart tip.
Mainz – Stuttgart info:
- Date & Time: 09/16/2023, 15:30 hrs.
- Venue: Mewa Arena, Mainz
- Competition: Bundesliga, Matchday 4.
- TV coverage: Sky
Mainz form & balance check
FSV is already in a bit of a crisis so early in the season. As mentioned above, Mainz have never gone so long without a treble under Bo Svensson – they have been waiting for a win for eight games. They started the season with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Union, before sharing the points with Eintracht at home. On the last matchday, Mainz lead to Bremen and came under the wheels again in the 0:4 defeat. With one point it is only enough for the 17th place in the table currently.
Fearful opponent Stuttgart?
A look at the previous duels against the Swabians does not bode well. Since Stuttgart’s resurgence in 2020, Mainz have not won against VfB (four defeats & two draws). In addition, the Swabians celebrated the highest away win of the season (4:0) at the last guest game. That could become a problem together with the already weak offense, which scored only two goals in three games.
Mainz facts & analysis
- Still no win in the Bundesliga.
- In 17th place in the Bundesliga
- Six games without a win against Stuttgart
Stuttgart form & balance check
After the last-minute class preservation last season, VfB currently seems like a changed team. The start was absolutely perfect and the Swabians are in 3rd place in the table with six points. Although they lost their away game in Leipzig clearly with 1:5, they showed their best side in the two home games and won both against Bochum and Freiburg with 5:0.
Best scorer Guirassy?
The man of the moment is Serhou Guirassy, who currently even leads the scoring charts with his five goals and is thus partly responsible for the best start to the season since 2008/09. But the defense is also convincing and has already played twice to zero – as softly as in the entire last season. Of course, the season is still long, but the momentum is currently on the side of Stuttgart.
Stuttgart facts & analysis
- Guirassy top scorer in Bundesliga
- Currently 3rd in the Bundesliga
- Best start to season since 2008/09
Predicted lineup – last update on September 14, 2023
Mainz – Stuttgart direct comparison & statistics
Mainz are without a win against Stuttgart for six games. The last meeting in Mainz ended with 4:1 for the Swabians. The historic overall record also goes to the Stuttgart side. From a total of 34 duels, they won 14, the Mainzers were successful twelve times and eight duels ended in a draw.
- The most common result between FSV Mainz and VfB Stuttgart is 3-1. 4 matches ended like this.
- The average number of goals scored in a clash between FSV Mainz and VfB Stuttgart is 2.4.
- VfB Stuttgart has scored in each of their last 21 matches.
- Did you know that VfB Stuttgart scores 27% of its goals between the 16-30 minute mark?