Stuttgart have been woeful of late. Pellegrino Matarazzo's side have lost their last four consecutive games across all competitions and are 16th in the league. They hope to turn things around with a win against Mainz on Friday.
Mainz, on the other hand, are currently eighth in the table, three points off the top four. Bo Svensson's side have been a surprise package this season and are unbeaten in their last five games across all competitions. They will look to extend their streak with a win against Stuttgart on Friday.
Both sides will want to win the game for different reasons and that should make for an interesting matchup.
Stuttgart vs Mainz Head-to-Head
Mainz have slightly edged the recent head-to-head record between the two sides, having won three of their last five meetings, with Stuttgart winning the other two.
Stuttgart beat Mainz 2-0 the last time the two sides met back in January. Goals from Sasa Kalajdzic and Silas were enough to secure the three points on the night.
Stuttgart Form Guide: D-L-L-L-L
Mainz Form Guide: W-W-W-D-D
Stuttgart vs Mainz Team News
Stuttgart will have a host of players missing for the game on Friday. Tanguy Coulibaly will miss the game due to suspension. Meanwhile, Marc-Oliver Kempf, Atakan Karazor, Erik Thommy, Naouirou Ahamada, Enzo Millot, Sasa Kalajdzic and Mohamed Sankoh are all out injured.
Injured: Marc-Oliver Kempf, Atakan Karazor, Erik Thommy, Naouirou Ahamada, Enzo Millot, Sasa Kalajdzic, Mohamed Sankoh
Suspended: Tanguy Coulibaly
Stefan Bell will be suspended for the game. Meanwhile, Dominik Kohr, Anderson Lucoqui, Niklas Juste and Jerry St. Juste are all unavailable due to injury.
Injured: Dominik Kohr, Anderson Lucoqui, Niklas Juste, Jerry St. Juste
Suspended: Stefan Bell
Stuttgart vs Mainz Predicted XI
Stuttgart Predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Florian Muller; Hiroki Ito, Waldemar Anton, Konstantinos Mavropanos; Borna Sosa, Orel Mangala, Wataru Endo, Roberto Massimo; Daniel Didavi; Hamadi Al Ghaddioui, Philipp Forster
Mainz Predicted XI (3-5-2): Robin Zentner; Moussa Niakhate, Alexander Hack, David Nemeth; Aaron Caricol, Jean-Paul Boetius, Leandro Barreiro, Jae-sung Lee, Silvan Widmer; Jonathan Burkhardt, Kerim Onisiwo
Stuttgart vs Mainz Prediction
It's hard to see Stuttgart picking up any points from this game. Mainz should have enough quality in their side to get the win.
We predict Mainz will win the game comfortably.
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Prediction: Stuttgart 0-2 Mainz