Eintracht Frankfurt vs Mainz by Gustav
Eintracht may is the first team that left from Wolfsburg with no points, but this was a totally different game from tonight's one. Wolfsburg had great need for points and were better throughout the game so they fairly managed to get all three points.
Now they want to win against Mainz to have some calm Christmas as coach Niko Kovac stated. This was the first defeat for Eintracht after eight games (4-4-0). Despite the recent negative streak with two draws and a defeat, their performance in the first half of the season is more than satisfactory. They are now to the sixth position a point behind third placed Hoffenheim. At home they are strong with a 4-3-0 record and most important, they have learnt to live with many problems and long-term absentees.
Mainz won over Hamburg 3:1, having midfielder Danny Latza in a great day scoring all three goals. With this result Mainz put a stop to the descent of the three consecutive defeats. Their fixture program was not the easiest possible (Hertha, Gladbach, Bayern), but in any case this was a good return to positive results after three failures.
Mainz games are those with the most goals in this year's Bundesliga (3.53 goals per game), however their style seems not working well away from home, where they have four consecutive defeats and a 2-1-5 overall away record. Midfielder Suat Serdar will miss the game due to suspension.
- Mainz have lost their last 4 away matches.
- Eintracht Frankfurt are undefeated in their last 9 home matches.
Eintracht wants to return to positive results in order to consolidate their position in the first six and they will try to exploit over their very strong home record. They are a more robust team than Mainz, especially when playing at home, and I think that they will make it tonight.