Pre-match facts: Mainz 05 vs. TSG

On Saturday, October 5th at 15:30 CET, TSG come up against Mainz 05 in the Coface Arena. Mainz have often proved tricky opponents for Hoffenheim. There has been just one win for TSG in the four previous Bundesliga meetings between the two clubs. Markus Gisdol will be hoping his side can improve that statistic this weekend.

For statistic lovers, here are all the facts and figures ahead of the match between TSG and Mainz 05:

Did you know that…

…there have been more goals in games involving TSG than any other side, even including Europe?

Whether in the Bundesliga, Premier League, Primera Division, Serie A or Ligue 1, Hoffenheim matches have produced the most goals in the top 5 European divisions – an average of 5.1 per game. There have been a total of 36 goals in games involving TSG so far this season.

…Mainz are still susceptible, even after taking the lead?

Mainz have scored the opening goal in five of their games so far, but have gone on to lose two of those. TSG will have every reason to remain optimistic should they go behind on Saturday. A comeback similar to the one against Schalke could take place again.

…Mainz's Nikolce Noveski likes to score in matches against Hoffenheim?

However, the defender keeps finding his own net. The last two of his six own goals in total in the Bundesliga have been scored in matches against TSG.

…TSG are good at finding the back of the net in away games?

In the past five away matches (including last season), Hoffenheim have scored a total of 12 goals. That's an average of 2.4 goals per game.

…TSG have suffered more ‘bad luck' than Mainz this season?

Hoffenheim have hit the woodwork four times already in this campaign. Mainz are yet to hit the post or the crossbar.

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