thumbnail Hello,
Live

Bundesliga

  • November 27, 2011
  • • 11:30 AM
  • • OPEL ARENA, Mainz
  • Referee: K. Kircher
  • • Attendance: 34000
3
FT
2

Bundesliga Preview: Mainz - Bayern Munich

Goal.com looks ahead to the action as the Bavarians aim to rebound from last week's loss to Dortmund with a successful away visit to Thomas Tuchel's struggling side.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

MAINZ



Wetklo
Pospech, Bungert, Svensson, Fathi
Caligiuri, Kirchhoff, Soto
Ivanschitz
N. Muller, Allagui

  BAYERN MUNICH



Neuer
Boateng, Van Buyten, Badstuber, Lahm
Luiz Gustavo, Kroos
Robben, Muller, Ribery
Gomez

Mainz captain Nikolce Noveski is sidelined with a thigh injury, with Niko Bungert and Bo Svensson expected to start in central defense. Marcel Risse is also out, as well as long term casualty Adam Szalai. Eugen Polanski, meanwhile, is suspended.

The big question mark over Bayern's team is how Thomas Muller will be restored to the starting lineup. In all likelihood, he will slot in as the attacking midfielder behind center forward Mario Gomez, meaning that Toni Kroos will drop back to defensive midfield. His partner in the second No. 6 position will be either David Alaba or Luiz Gustavo, as Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is suspended and Bastian Schweinsteiger remains sidelined with injury.



DID YOU KNOW?
  • Mainz took three points from Stuttgart in the team's last match, ending a nine-game winless streak.

  • FSV has conceded in all but two matches this season.
  • At this point last season, Thomas Tuchel's men were second in the league table, seven points ahead of Bayern. The team is now in 15th place, 16 points behind the Bavarians with a game in hand.
  • Bayern Munich has lost two of its last five games in the Bundesliga.
  • The league leader has conceded just five times, and is on pace to shatter its previous record of 21 goals conceded in a season.
  • The Bavarians have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four matches in all competitions.
Follow Goal.com on to get the latest soccer news directly. Check out Goal.com's page; be part of the best soccer fan community in the world!

Players to watch

A. Ujah

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

F. Ribéry

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Mainz 05

Bayern München

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

1. FSV Mainz 05 MAI
1. FSV Mainz 05 Mainz 05
Draw
FC Bayern München BAY
FC Bayern München Bayern München
93%

Top 3 Predictions

1. FSV Mainz 05 MAI
0 - 3
FC Bayern München BAY
1. FSV Mainz 05 MAI
0 - 2
FC Bayern München BAY
1. FSV Mainz 05 MAI
0 - 4
FC Bayern München BAY

Related