Unbeaten in six games - five of which admittedly finished all-square - Thomas Tuchel's injury-stricken troops battled to a goalless draw at Hoffenheim last time out, prompting the coach to comment: "The team pulled a remarkable performance out of the hat, given our situation."
- Mainz have lost just one of their last ten Bundesliga outings - 3-0 at home to the FC Bayern steamroller on Matchday 20.
- They have just crept back for the first time since Matchday 21.
- FSV have conceded just eight goals since league action resumed. Only Bayern (four) have a better defensive record - likewise (11, to Mainz's 29) over the course of the entire season.
- 1. FC Nuremberg (three) are the only team to concede fewer goals from set piece situations than Mainz (four).
- Top scorer Adam Szalai has not hit the net in five games, his longest dry spell of the campaign.
- Not enough wins: only one in their last seven matches, to be precise, 1-0 at home to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 25.
- Not enough goals, either: nine in 2013, a total undermatched only by VfB Stuttgart, 1899 Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt and Greuther Fürth.
- Borussia Mönchengladbach are the only team in the division to have allowed their opponents to cross the ball more often (444 times) than Mainz (358).
His current mini-slump notwithstanding, is Mainz's most successful marksman this season with 12 goals in 25 appearances. At any rate, if he can maintain his 0.48 goals-per-game ratio, the Hungarian international will be good for another four by the end of the campaign.
- Matchday 27: SV Werder Bremen (H)
- Matchday 28: 1. FC Nuremberg (A)
- Matchday 29: Hamburger SV (H)
- Matchday 30: Borussia Dortmund (A)
- Matchday 31: Eintracht Frankfurt (H)
- Matchday 32: Hannover 96 (A)
- Matchday 33: Mönchengladbach (H)
- Matchday 34: VfB Stuttgart (A)