- Bo Svensson has won his starting spot at centre-back from Stefan Bell.
- With Julian Baumgartlinger injured again, Christoph Moritz could start alongside Johannes Geis in central midfield.
- Up front, Shawn Parker and Shinji Okazaki compete for a spot in the starting XI.
- Marjan Petkovic is still injured so Daniel Davari will play in goal once again.
- Omar Elabdellaoui and Benjamin Kessel compete for the spot at right-back.
- Norman Theuerkauf returns from suspension to start in defensive midfield.
- Mainz are in very poor form at the moment and have lost five of their last six games. They need to improve as a team again.
- Braunschweig still foot the table, but after two promising performances in a row, they seem to be motivated to turn things around.
- Expect this to be a hard-fought game from the start.
Mainz 05 1 - 1 BraunschweigPublished 26 Oct 2013, 16:11 IST