THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Zentner; St. Juste, Hack, Niakhate; Oztunali, Barreiro, Latza, Brosinski; Boetius, Quaison; Mateta
UNAVAILABLE: Mwene (Injured), Szalai (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Burkardt (Sickness)
PREDICTED XI (3-5-2): Baumann; Posch, Vogt, Akpoguma; Rudy, Grillitsch, Baumgartner, Samassekou, Sessegnon; Dabbur, Kramaric
UNAVAILABLE: Adamyan (Isolating), Stafylidis (Injured), Bicakcic (Injured), Hubner (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Bruun Larsen (Health)
Mainz lastly registered their first league win of the season – and their first underneath coach Jan-Moritz Lichte – at Freiburg final Sunday to elevate themselves out of the underside three, because of a hat-trick from Jean-Philippe Mateta. That took the Frenchman’s tally to seven this season, the identical as Hoffenheim counterpart Andrej Kramaric. He bagged a purpose on his return to motion in opposition to Stuttgart final Saturday and the 2 strikers can have a giant position in how this contest goes. With that in thoughts, plus the actual fact Hoffenheim haven’t failed to attain on their travels since February, each groups to attain seems an excellent guess.