1. FSV Mainz 05 have been in the European places for four of the previous five matchdays.
1. FSV Mainz 05 have been in the European places for four of the previous five matchdays.
Bundesliga

Final stretch form check: <br>1. FSV Mainz 05

The 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign is drawing to a close, but with seven games remaining, all 18 teams still have plenty to play for as they look to get the most out of one of the most exciting seasons in the history of Germany’s top flight.

Overview: click here for each club's form check

But how are things shaping up heading into the final stretch and how good are each side's chances of reaching their targets? 1. FSV Mainz 05 fans, your team is up next.

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Story so far

    Martin Schmidt's side have been rock-solid at the back, conceding only 33 goals to date. Only FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund and surprise package FC Ingolstadt 04 have a better defensive record.Although winless in their last three games, Der Karnevalsverein beat Bayern 2-1 on Matchday 24, becoming only the second team to take three points off the league leaders this season, after Borussia Mönchengladbach.With the exception of Dortmund, Mainz have an even or positive record against every other team in the top six.

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Still to play for

    A place in Europe! With 41 points, seventh-placed Mainz are just a point off Gladbach in fifth. FC Schalke 04, in the fourth and final UEFA Champions League spot, are only three points better off than the Rhineland-Palatinate side.Mainz have a relatively kind run-in, with four teams in the bottom half of the table still to play. The final-day clash with Hertha Berlin - currently seven points away in third - could prove decisive in the race for European qualification.