Summary

  • Mainz's OPEL ARENA the venue for Matchday 2 finale.
  • 05ers looking for first points of the season.
  • Hoffenheim held by Leipzig on Matchday 1.

1. FSV Mainz 05 host TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in a fixture traditionally paved with goals on Sunday (kick-off: 17:30CEST/15:30GMT).

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An average of three goals per game have been scored in six of the seven matches between the two clubs on Mainz soil, and both were on target on the opening weekend.

The 05ers put in a valiant display in a 2-1 defeat away to 2015/16 Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund, while Hoffenheim were held to a 2-2 home draw by top-tier newcomers RB Leipzig, despite twice taking the lead.

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Mark Uth's (l.) late goal looked to have sealed all three points against RB Leipzig on Matchday 1, but the promoted team equalised for the second time in the final minute.

Match stats

  • At least three goals per game have been scored in six of the seven matches between the two clubs on Mainz soil.
  • Hoffenheim's only win in Mainz came on 10 September 2011 (4-0).
  • The last meeting between the two sides saw Julian Nagelsmann pick up his first win as Hoffenheim head coach.
  • Making his first start in three months in the self-same game, Mark Uth proved the match-winner with a brace.
  • Hoffenheim summer signing Sandro Wagner has never scored in ten senior matches against Mainz.
  • Mainz goalkeeper Jonas Lössl made six saves on his Bundesliga debut.

The venue: OPEL ARENA

Mainz 05's rebranded home, the OPEL ARENA, has a capacity of 34,000.

Possible line-ups

Mainz: Lössl – Donati, Bell, Balogun, Brosinski – Serdar, Gbamin – De Blasis, Malli, Onisiwo – Cordoba

Absentees: Berggreen (knee), Cordoba (ankle), Curci (calf), Parker (ligaments), Samperio (knee), Zimling (cruciate ligament)

Head coach: Martin Schmidt

Hoffenheim: Baumann – Toljan, Schär, Süle, Ochs – Rudy, Rupp, Uth, Kramaric - Wagner

Absentees: None

Head coach: Julian Nagelsmann