- Mainz unsure of Frei fitness.
- Darmstadt likely a game to soon for Jairo Samperio.
- Goalkeeper Michael Esser ready to face hosts.
Official Fantasy Bundesliga Managers take note: bundesliga.com is on hand to provide likely line-ups as well as injury and suspension news ahead of Matchday 7.
Although Jairo Samperio has returned to full training with 1. FSV Mainz 05, the attacker is unlikely to feature for Martin Schmidt’s side just yet. Should midfielder Fabian Frei fail to recover in time from a muscular injury, Suat Serdar could be asked to cover.
SV Darmstadt 98 goalkeeper Michael Esser is likely to be declared fit for the trip to Mainz after the 28-year-old recovered from the bruised shoulder he suffered in his team’s recent 2-2 draw against SV Werder Bremen.
Mainz possible line-up: Lössl - Donati, Bell, Hack, Bussmann - Gbamin - Öztunali, Frei, Malli, De Blasis - Cordoba
Absentees: Clemens (adductor), Halimi (suspended), José Rodriguez (suspended), Latza (recovery training), Ramalho (recovery training), Zimling (cruciate ligament), Berggreen (cruciate ligament), Muto (knee)
Coach: Martin Schmidt
Darmstadt possible line-up: Esser - Jungwirth, Milosevic, Sulu, Holland - Niemeyer, Gondorf - Heller, Kleinheisler, Bezjak - Colak
Absentees: Rosenthal (calf), Platte (hip)
Coach: Norbert Meier
Mainz host Darmstadt at the OPEL ARENA with the game kicking off at 15:30CEST/13:30GMT on 16 October.