2019-20 Bundesliga – Schalke 04 vs Mainz Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Schalke 04 vs Mainz kick off? Friday 20th September, 2019 – 19:30 (UK)

Where is Schalke 04 vs Mainz being played? VELTINS-Arena

What are the expected weather conditions for Schalke 04 vs Mainz? Clear, 14c

What TV channel is Schalke 04 vs Mainz on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Schalke 04 vs Mainz in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Schalke 04 vs Mainz?

Schalke 04 – https://store.schalke04.de/tickets/schalke-04-spiele/alle-spiele/

Mainz – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/mainz05/

What was the score in the last meeting between Schalke 04 & Mainz? Mainz 3-0 Schalke 04

THE TEAM NEWS

SCHALKE 04

  • Schalke 04 recorded back-to-back Bundesliga wins for the first time since January by thrashing promoted side Paderborn 5-1 last Sunday.
  • Benito Raman has been ruled out again with an ankle injury but coach David Wagner has no new injury concerns and could name an unchanged side.
  • Youngster Ahmed Kutucu has impressed off the bench and scored his first goal of the season at Paderborn but is likely to be used as a substitute again.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Nubel; Kenny, Stambouli, Sane, Oczipka; Caligiuri, Omar Mascarell, Serdar, Harit; Uth, Burgstaller

Unavailable: Bentaleb (Injured), Raman (Injured)

Doubtful: Schopf (Injured)

MAINZ

  • Mainz 05 picked up their first points of the campaign with a 2-1 victory at home to Hertha BSC last Saturday but they have lost nine of their last 10 away Bundesliga matches.
  • First-choice goalkeeper Florian Muller will continue to be assessed after missing the last match through injury, although Robin Zentner impressed in his place.
  • That was one of six changes that coach Sandro Schwarz made against Hertha, with two of those players - Jeremiah St. Juste and Robin Quaison - getting on the scoresheet.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Muller; Brosinski, St. Juste, Niakhate, Aaron Martin; Malong, Fernandes, Latza; Boetius, Szalai, Quaison

Unavailable: Mwene (Injured), Bell (Injured), Mateta (Injured), Seydel (Injured), Ji Dong-Wong (Injured)

Doubtful: Muller (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Mainz's recent away record does not make for good reading and they have an equally miserable record at the VELTINS-Arena, where they have picked up just two points in their last seven visits and failed to score in all but one. Schalke should therefore make it three wins in a row.

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