thumbnail Hello,


  • April 14, 2012
  • • 12:30 PM
  • • Allianz-Arena, München
  • Referee: M. Schmidt
  • • Attendance: 69000

Bundesliga Preview: Bayern Munich - Mainz

Bundesliga Preview: Bayern Munich - Mainz

Getty Images previews the action as Jupp Heynckes' men welcome the Oh-Fives to the Allianz Arena on Saturday with one eye on their clash with Real Madrid midweek.


Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Contento
Tymoshchuk, Schweinsteiger
Robben, Muller, Pranjic

Pospech, Kirchhoff, Noveski, Zabavnik
Baumgartlinger, Polanski, Soto
Szalai, Choupo-Moting

Jupp Heynckes is likely to rotate his squad ahead of the crunch clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. Ivica Olic is in with a chance to step in for Mario Gomez, while Danijel Pranjic and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk could deputize for Franck Ribery and Luiz Gustavo, respectively.

David Alaba might be given a rest with Diego Contento slotting in at left back. Injured duo Daniel Van Buyten and Breno are definite absentees for the Bavarians, who have a nearly full-strength squad at their disposal.

Mainz will have to do without the services of Stefan Bell, Bo Svensson and Marcel Risse, who are still recovering from knocks. The Oh-Fives' top goalscorer in the Bundesliga, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, and former Real Madrid man Adam Szalai are set to spearhead the attack.

  • Bayern Munich has won its last eleven home games in all competitions.
  • Mario Gomez scored his first Bundesliga goal against Mainz.
  • The Bavarians lost the first encounter between the two teams 3-2 earlier this season.
  • Mainz has bagged the three points away to Bayern Munich in the league only once in its history. This happened last season in a 2-1 win at the Allianz Arena in September 2010.
  • The Oh-Fives have won three of their last five matches against the Bavarians.
  • Despite being in the bottom half of the table, only four Bundesliga sides have scored more than Mainz's 47 league goals this season.


Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
1. Bundesliga ‎(BUN)‎ Mar 22, 2014 Mainz 0 - Bayern 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
1. Bundesliga ‎(BUN)‎ Oct 19, 2013 Bayern 4 - Mainz 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
1. Bundesliga ‎(BUN)‎ Feb 2, 2013 Mainz 0 - Bayern 3
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
1. Bundesliga ‎(BUN)‎ Sep 15, 2012 Bayern 3 - Mainz 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
1. Bundesliga ‎(BUN)‎ Apr 14, 2012 Bayern 0 - Mainz 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
17Jerome BoatengDefender
26Diego ContentoDefender
27David AlabaMidfielder
28Holger BadstuberDefender
10Arjen RobbenMidfielder
31Bastian SchweinsteigerMidfielder
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder
11Ivica OlicStriker
25Thomas MüllerStriker
22Hans-Jörg ButtGoalkeeper
21Philipp LahmDefender
7Franck RibéryMidfielder
23Danijel PranjicMidfielder
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
39Toni KroosMidfielder
33Mario GomezStriker
33Heinz MüllerGoalkeeper
3Zdenek PospechDefender
4Nikolce NoveskiDefender
5Radoslav ZabavnikDefender
15Jan KirchhoffDefender
33Marco CaligiuriMidfielder
14Julian BaumgartlingerMidfielder
19Elkin SotoMidfielder
27Nicolai MüllerMidfielder
25Andreas IvanschitzMidfielder
28Adam SzalaiStriker
29Christian WetkloGoalkeeper
3Malik FathiDefender
26Niko BungertDefender
8Eugen PolanskiMidfielder
10Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingStriker
35Mohamed ZidanStriker
Players to Watch
Thomas Müller
Thomas Müller
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 25
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Andreas Ivanschitz
Andreas Ivanschitz
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 25
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

From the web

From the web