Did you know that…
…goals are guaranteed in meetings with Mainz?
The 21 previous meetings between the two clubs in the Bundesliga have produced 80 goals. That equates to an average of almost four goals per match – and there could be another thriller on the way on Saturday.
…Benjamin Hübner was sent off for the first time in his career?
The TSG captain and centre-back was making his 320th professional appearance on Wednesday but was sent off – for two bookable offences – for the first time in his career. Hübner will now miss the Mainz match on Saturday.
…TSG score lots of goals from the bench?
Substitutes have already netted nine goals for Alfred Schreuder's team this season. That is the joint-highest tally of any club in the division along with RB Leipzig.
…Mainz have the most vulnerable defence this term?
Mainz have already let in 61 goals this season – more than any other Bundesliga club. The men from Rhine-Hesse have particularly suffered against RB Leipzig, conceding 13 goals to the men from Saxony this term.