#M05TSG: Fortress Mainz

The Bundesliga is finally back. After a fixture-free weekend, TSG return to action on Saturday when they visit 1. FSV Mainz 05 (15:30 CET / Live Ticker at The men from Rhenish Hesse have been strong at home and have impressed defensively this season. Ahead of the meeting with Mainz, we have compiled the most important facts and figures on #M05TSG below.

Did you know that…

…this will be a clash of two opposites?

Hoffenheim have scored the most goals in the final quarter-hour of any club in the league (14), but Mainz have only conceded one goal in the last 15 minutes also a Bundesliga high. A battle of opposing strengths awaits.

…Mainz 05 are especially strong on home turf?

Coach Bo Svensson's side are unbeaten in their last six home games at the MEWA Arena. The Zero-Fivers have picked up four victories and two draws in Mainz since their last defeat at the start of October (2-1 to Union Berlin).

…the hosts have particularly impressed in defence?

The men from Mainz have conceded only 23 goals in this Bundesliga season – only Bayern have a better defensive record (19 goals conceded). FSV are particularly difficult to break down at home and have kept clean sheets in each of their last three home games.

…goals should still be expected?

Despite Mainz's current defensive strength, previous clashes between the clubs would suggest entertainment is on the cards. There have been 88 goals in 25 Bundesliga meetings – an average of 3.52 goals per game. In addition, TSG have scored in each of their last 10 competitive games.

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