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Professionals, 15. September 2023

Pre-match facts: Mainz 05 vs. VfB

The key facts and figures on VfB’s Matchday 4 clash with Mainz at the MEWA Arena (kick-off 15:30 CEST).

Record against Mainz

Overall: 34 games. 14 wins, 8 draws, 12 defeats. 54:49 goal difference.

In the Bundesliga: 30 games. 13 wins, 8 draws, 9 defeats. 50:40 goal difference.

Looking back

VfB and Mainz have already faced each other twice in 2023, Serhou Guirassy netting in a 1-1 draw in January before efforts from Wataru Endo, Guirassy, Chris Führich and Tanguy Coulibaly secured a 4-1 triumph at the MEWA Arena on Matchday 33 last season.

The magic number

There have been 90 goals in 30 meetings between the teams – exactly three per game on average.

The sides’ first Bundesliga encounter in August 2004 featured more goals than any other, as a hat-trick from Cacau and a Silvio Meißner strike helped earn the Cannstatt boys a 4-2 victory.

There have been three goalless draws between the teams, most recently in April 2022.


Thomas Kastanaras is also sidelined with a muscle problem, but all international players apart from Wooyeong Jeong have returned to Bad Cannstatt with their fitness intact.


VfB will be accompanied on the trip to Mainz by 3,400 visiting supporters. All away tickets have sold out.