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Bundesliga

High-flying Hamburg host Mainz

Hamburger SV and 1. FSV Mainz 05 meet in unfamiliar territory on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT) with both occupying positions in the top half of the table.

History

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Top facts

    Hamburg have won back-to-back Bundesliga games for the first time this season.For the first time since the end of 2012/13, the northern giants occupy a place in the top half of the post-Matchday 14 standings.Mainz are unbeaten in the last four. They have never gone five without defeat under Martin Schmidt.HSV and Mainz come together with both sides in the top half of the table for the first time since 2010/11.HSV won both meetings last season 2-1.Hamburg have conceded just 13 goals in their last 13 games.Aaron Hunt has scored seven of his career goals against Mainz, in just 11 meetings.Yunus Malli has been involved in five goals in his last four meetings with Hamburg.

Possible line-ups:

Hamburg: Drobny - Sakai, Cleber, Djourou (c), Ostrzolek - Jung, Holtby - Müller, Gregoritsch, Ilicevic - Schipplock

Absentees: Adler (hip), Diekmeier (ankle), Spahic (ankle), Ekdal (ankle), Kacar (knee), Lasogga (shoulder),

Mainz: Karius - Brosinski, Hack, Bell, Bengtsson - Baumgartlinger (c) - De Blasis, Malli, Samperio - Muto, Niederlechner

Absentees: Frei (fitness), Soto (fitness)

Suspended: Latza

Click here to learn more about Yoshinori Muto's feats last time out