Stuttgart was fighting a lot in the previous game played last weekend, but still didn’t manage to stay undefeated suffering 3:2 loss away to Schalke, even though they had a 2:1 lead all the way till 78th minute. Huntelaar opened up the scoreline in ninth minute, but Harnik equalized in 22nd.
Six minutes into the second half and Kostic brought the visitors to lead, while the hosts responded late in the game leveling up the result in 78th minute via Huntelaar again, with the last goal being scored in 89th minute as an own goal from Stuttgart’s defender Klein. Even though the team had nowhere close ball possession to the home side, Stuttgart did create many chances upfront and maybe deserved a bit more out of that clash. Anyhow, they remain at the rock bottom position, being now four points away from the safe zone and slowly their realistic goal becomes to avoid direct relegating and get the play-out sixteenth position. In last four matches at home, they have two victories and two draws, thuss, they do base some positivity in front of the game. Adam Hlousek returns in the starting lineup after serving suspension, while coach Huub Stevens shoulnd’t make any changes. Central defender Antonio Rudiger (16/0) is doubtful, but anyhow without playing in recent weeks.
Mainz, on the other side, lost their chances of playing in Europe League next season already few weeks ago, as the team currently stands at tenth position, being six points below sixth placed Augsburg, staying virtually with no chances. Most recently, the team suffered 1:2 defeat at home against Hambruger last weekend, in a game where actually the team surely deserved something more.
They were down since 37th minute due to an own goal, while the team responded well in the second half and leveled up the game in 76th minute via Malli. Just when it looked like they were pressing for a winner, Kacar brought the visitors into the lead again. Few moments later, right defeder Bronsinski got red carded and that was the end of the hopes for them. It was a defeat after two consecutive victories for them, with the team now stands quite safe regarding Bundesliga status, being seven points above play-out placed Freiburg, three rounds till the end. No doubt that the visitors will want to pull out a draw here at least and remove all the relegation worries. Guests continue to miss midfielder Todor Nedelev (no performance yet in the new season), as well as offensive midfielder Jonas Hofmann (10/3) and midfielder Elkin Soto (16/3) being injured. Suspended is right full back Daniel Brosinki (31/0).
Stuttgart is in a must win situation and this game comes as a small finale for them. Mainz, on the other side, also can’t defend too much and will surely have to reply during the match as the team looks for a point at least. Open game and lots of offensive phases is expected from both sides, while over can be easily reached even after the halftime.
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